Labor Day Recipes


Labor day for most is just a day off.  I must admit that is how I feel about it too.  A day of rest from our labor is much needed.  I look forward to it because it means that I get to spend a three day weekend with my hubby.  I did find this quote about Labor Day and thought it was quite insightful.  
Happy eating everyone!!
Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
Albert Einstein


Sweet and Sassy Turkey Burgers

Made Famous By:  Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 turkey bacon strips, diced and cooked
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 Italian turkey sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
  • 3 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half
  • 6 onion rolls, split
  • 6 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 6 lettuce leaves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble turkey and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into six burgers.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top with cheese; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Toast the rolls; spread warm rolls with cranberry sauce and mayonnaise. Serve burgers on rolls with lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.

Basil Corn on the Cob

Made Famous By:  Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 large ears sweet corn in husks
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash salt
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Lime wedges

Directions

  • Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove silk. In a small bowl, combine the butter, dried basil, sugar, salt and garlic salt; spread over corn. Place basil leaves over butter mixture. Rewrap corn in husks and secure with kitchen string. Place in a stockpot; cover with cold water. Soak for 20 minutes; drain.
  • Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning often. Serve with lime wedges. Yield: 6 servings.
  • Roasted Zucchini & Pesto
  • Made Famous By:  Eating Well
  • INGREDIENTS
    • 2 pounds zucchini, (about 4 medium), trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
    • Salt to taste
    • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Place a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Toss zucchini with oil in a large bowl. Spread the zucchini on the preheated baking sheet in a single layer. Roast until beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn the zucchini and continue roasting until just tender, 7 to 9 minutes more. Return the zucchini to the bowl. Add pesto, salt and pepper; toss to coat.

Grilled Peach Sundaes



Made Famous By:  Eating Well



INGREDIENTS

  • 2 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 scoops nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt or fruit sorbet
  • 1 tablespoon toasted unsweetened coconut
  • PREPARATION

    1. Preheat grill to high. Brush peach halves with oil. Grill until tender. Place 2 peach halves in each bowl and top with a scoop of frozen yogurt (or sorbet) and coconut.

2 comments:

  1. can't wait to make the zukes! they look amazing!

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  2. Wow that turkey burger looks delicious!

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