Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Shaped Meat patties, It was Lance's idea....


And what a GREAT idea it was! Sometimes, I like to ask the boys what they feel like having for dinner. I give them the ingredients and they can decide what and how to cook it.

Tonight we had ground turkey. Oh, I have some great recipes for ground turkey, but I didn't feel motivated by any of them.

Lance said..."Why don't we make them into shapes?" My ever creative one.


So, we start with ground turkey. I added some bread crumbs, salt and pepper, minced onion, crushed italian seasoning and paprika, maybe a bit of garlic powder. Can't remember, I always make them a little differently each time. I do not use an egg, I guess you could, but I don't think they will hold their shape as well.



The boys had to help out with this one. I love it when children cook


I shaped the little "person" so they had an idea of what we were aiming for size-wise.


Logan's meat lump ended up as a motorcyle, but it kind of morphed into a gun...


Lance and Logan hard at work.





Itchy nose Lancer?


I just love it when they are creative. Lance ended up with a racecar, complete with windshield!

He took a great sculpture class this past Spring and really had a blast creating sculptures. Needless to say, we have a lot of clay in our house.


The finished shapes. I didn't photograph the baked ones on the cookie sheet because, frankly, it wasn't pretty! And, sorry, but I'm all about pretty food. It has to smell good too, oh, and of course, taste great. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, till browned.


The "gun"


The "guy"


The "racecar" with salad and homemade homefries. YummMMM!

Note to self: Make twice as many! We were fighting over them. I think I only got the football.

3 comments:

Nicole Mc said...

So did you bake these are put them in a frying pan? How fun!!

Hannah a.k.a.Topiary Lady said...

I baked them on a cookie sheet for about 20 minutes at 400.

Anonymous said...

Micah thought he saw Wall-E on the sheet of shapes... was he right? What a GREAT idea... makes the food so fun and personalized. ~Linda

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