Friday, July 18, 2014

Fajita Burgers AND Use Your Words (installment 6 of Pearl and William)

Today I'm sharing my newest burger, and man was it good PLUS this is the monthly UYW post! Hope you're as excited as I am. 

Now, talk about a good meal, maybe not healthy, but good!

I love fajitas and my husband is not big on them, so I decided to take my homemade fajita mix and add it to lean ground beef for burgers.

It was a winning combination! Simple as well. 

Fajita Burgers
1 lb lean ground chuck
fajita mix ( I make my own HERE)
peppers, seeded and sliced
onions, sliced
sriracha mayo

These burgers were delicious and really easy to make. I mixed my own fajita seasoning into a pound of lean ground chuck, sauteed them in a pan with the onions and peppers. Served on a bun with sriracha mayo.

My husband really loved them and of course it always makes him happy to have burgers for dinner. I know he truly enjoyed them, he must have said "these are really good" about every other bite and that makes me happy.

Serve with a salad, baked chips or baked fries. It's summertime and fresh fruit is abundant right now, we had fresh watermelon and blueberries as a "salad" before we enjoyed these burgers.

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Now it is time for the #UseYourWords monthly challenge, the past 6 months I've been writing a saga of love, hardship and Amish woes while keeping in tune with the challenge of using words given each month by...I never know who, or what I'll get. This month it continues.
Welcome to #UseYourWords - This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
  Your words are: cake ~ fun ~ fish ~town
They were submitted by: 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

If you missed the previous installments you can catch up by going to the follow post: (the number is the link)
Installment 1 :a love story
Installment 6 of Pearl and William
Pearl was redding up the main room when she caught a reflection of herself in the window. She stood and thoughts of the last week played in her mind. Here she stood, a young woman betrothed to her beloved, about to embark on something she only dreamed would happen, marriage. AND she was going home, filled with mixed emotions, she continued to clean.

Ah home, a long trip, but she would have wedding plans to make, a dress to stitch up and packing. That thought brought her sadness and joy. Leaving her childhood home would be difficult but it was for the best. She, William and her parents had done something this week that was not common among the people, they had talked about what they would do, where they would live and details concerning the children. Not only was she getting married and moving away but she would be mother to three children.

Her mother came into the room and asked if she had plans to bake a cake that day. Oh yes, where was her mind, Ma would think she was not fit to be wife and mama. ugh...

For the trip they baked bread, cakes and fish cakes because they travel well. This would allow them to travel without extra cost.

William came and helped them pack up the wagons and followed them as far as town. It was a lot of fun having everyone together, but they must continue alone. A brief embrace and promises to write, holding back tears Pearl climbed back into the wagon and they were off.

Over the weeks that passed, William and Abe worked long and hard hours repairing the farm, planting and harvesting crops, little time to head to town or have any fun. It was no fun without Pearl, he missed her something awful.

Pearl stayed busy helping her Ma around the house, preparing for the wedding, the trip back and dreaming of her life with William.

That is, until that faithful day in late September when she received a letter from William. WHAT, she could not believe what she was reading...she took a deep breath and continued.

William explained how he and Abe had gone into town, they were listening to all the ruckus next door at the saloon, someone was having fun, but not the kind he would partake in. Having just finished their dinner of fish,fresh beans, fresh bread, tea and then had a slice of cake. Coming out of the hotel restaurant and onto the gangplank walking toward the buggy, they were about to leave town when they caught sight of someone that made them both stop dead in their tracks!

SARAH???? Coming out of the brothel??? Dressed like a ... a ... no. It couldn't be, but it was! But how, why, it couldn't be....they both stood furhoodled and dumb struck staring across the way.

Stayed tuned for the next installment

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