COMPANY’S COMING!!! Okay, they have come and gone and it was absolutely one of the most precious visits of my life. I write about it a lot, and here I go again. I met some really wonderful people at the First Kids’ State Dinner two years ago. One of the most wonderful was Jen Cowart from Rhode Island. We never actually spoke at the event but got to know each other over Facebook and through our respective blogs. We have become the best of friends. Jen’s husband has family in Virginia who they visit at least once a year, often for Spring Break. They didn’t visit last year but did this year and Don, Jen’s husband graciously agreed to stop at my house for lunch.
I drove my family nuts getting ready. This was the second KSD friend coming to visit in just a few weeks which meant lots of extra cleaning and cooking. I was so excited. I needed to come up with something we could make that would please a variety of pallets, from the most simple to the more adventurous. I settled on Chicken Burgers, some of which I made plain, and some that I made Asian. I knew we could start grilling when Jen and her family reached Baltimore and the burgers would be ready just as they got to our house.
Asian Chicken Burgers
2 lbs chicken breast, ground
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
4-5 chopped green onions
1. Combine all the ingredients and shape into patties. We made 12 sliders.
2. Grill until the internal temp is 165, about 5-6 minutes per side.
We covered our burgers and kept them in a warm oven for a few minutes until everyone had gotten out of the van and stretched their legs. I served the burgers with fresh fruit, baked beans, caprese salad and made a delicious Boston Cream Poke Cake from Bunny’s Warm Oven. It was a hit. Everything was a hit. I think this visit will go down as one of the best I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to do it again next year.