So I love the taste of a good burger but a Burger with no bun gets old after a while. So I re-purposed my ground beef!

What you’ll need:

  • Ground beef
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Honey/Brown Sugar
  • Bacon
  • eggs
  • Seasoning: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cilantro, Basil, Paprika – And preferred seasonings
  • Whole Grain Bread Crumbs

Let’s get cooking: You can do this in the oven or a slow cooker.

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine ground beef, eggs, seasonings, mix and then add breadcrumbs.
  3. Flattening the meatloaf mixture as shown, place cheese and bacon in the middle and then roll. 
  4. Place on a greased pan (Bake for about 50 minutes or until no longer pink in the center) or slow cooker (High for about 4 hrs or low for 6-8 hrs)
  5. Combine Honey or Brown Sugar, Worcestershire sauce and BBQ sauce, then coat the mixture over the meatloaf, A thick coat is ideal.
  6. Let it sit for a while, then slice in about 1 -1.5 inches apart then serve. Enjoy with Sweet Potato Fries or Home fries for the Ultimate Burger Experience

So it’s March and were are going to have a Blizzard. I feel like this is nature’s way of saying you lost an hour of your weekend. Here’s a day to recover. This is actually not uncommon in New York, when you feel like it’s over and start thinking about Spring jackets and shoes there’s a snow storm to remind you it’s not over yet. 

So there are tips the city advises that you must do; you should definitely follow them. Here are links to those tips and you should also follow your local news.

Now apart from the absolute need of things like food and warmth here is how you can ensure that your snow day is not boring:
  1. Alone or Accompanied: If you do not live with anyone then you may want to invite your bestie or boyfriend over if you do not want to be alone. But that’s up to you, decide quickly. 
  2. Binge Prep:  Download shows you want to catch up on. Do not depend on the internet. Netflix now gives you the ability to download videos. In case your internet get’s disconnected; find some shows you like and download them on your viewing device(s). Having Time Warner I expect issues so I definitely will do this. 
  3. Booze: Don’t forget the alcohol. Ordering liquor or anything on a snow day sucks! It takes an extra hour or two than usual, seems to cost more and you feel way more obligated to tip the delivery guy more because I mean he deserves it. So be sure to just get out, and stock up on wine and liquor.
  4. Games: If you are not alone definitely get some games to play in case you get tired of screen time and sleeping. Feel free to incorporate drinking in some of the games.
  5. Spa Day: If you’re alone definitely pamper yourself. Give yourself a manicure, pedicure, long foot soak, have a bubble bath that is way too long with lit candles and just relax. 

 

So stay safe and enjoy your snow day! 

Do you have a desk job? Some free time, but you have to stay at your desk?

Well, here is a list of things you can do to use your time productively or just waste it. You decide. You may have ended up on this blog because you are already doing some of these things.

Your options may vary on whether you have access to non work related websites, and utilities.

  1. Meal Plan: Plan your dinner; lunch for tomorrow; find recipes online, learn how to make something new, or put together a grocery list. 
  2. Workout Plan: Put together a workout plan, search for new workouts, watch videos on how to do them.
  3. Read: Are you a Kindle User? Hop on over to the Kindle Cloud Reader and continue to read your books there. You can utilize Google Books or even visit the website of your favorite magazines.
  4. Online Shopping: Shop! Shop! Shop! Most of your favorite stores are available online. Knock yourself out!
  5. Start a blog… My blog started while I was bored at work!
  6. Plan your birthday: Not necessarily a party, but what you would want to do. Your birthday might be far away, but it doesn’t matter. You can go ahead and make 2 or more different types of plans.
  7. Plan an Outing: Plan an outing with friends, or your partner. You can start checking out things to do and even start making reservations.
  8. Travel Plans: Plan a trip; whether it’s near or far, plan away. Check out plane ticket prices, hotel accommodations, or learn about the culture of your desired destination.
  9. Learn Another Language: Start learning another language – I won’t provide links – to take up more time start doing your own research.
  10. Meditate: If you are able to. Why not?
  11. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, wait.. The list goes on. Login and watch the time fly.
  12. Learn a New skill: There are many new things you can learn online by reading articles or watching videos. Learn how to make a new dish, sew, do makeup, a hair style, enhance your car, fix your computer or even woodwork.