Day Two: Crispy Goodness

Day Two: Crispy Goodness

Thursday August 7th 2014 (Day 2)

Pin of the day is “Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers” pinned from HalfBakedHarvest.com
The Post is about

Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers Topped with Sweet Potato Fries, Beer Caramelized Onions + Gruyere

However, I only made the burgers. Sorry – I just don’t need fries and beer in my life right now.  But let me tell you – these burgers were pretty delicious. My husband even liked them – and he is far more of a foodie than I am. So here are the deets:
Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 50 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR
YIELD: 4-5 BURGERS
INGREDIENTS
Quinoa Burgers
2 cups cooked red quinoa
1 cup cannellini beans, mashed
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, grated
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peper
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons olive oil
I highly recommend you check out the whole shabang though, at HalfBakedHarvest.com, and get your cheat meal on.  Looks totally worth it.

Final Verdict: Pinterest Win! Yay!

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Day 1: Just Foilin’ Around

Wednesday August 6th 2014 (Day 1)

Pinterest Status:

I’ts official. I’m a Pinner. Everyday I’m pinning it, but what am I waiting for?  Nothing. Today is the first day of the rest of my Very Pinteresting Life.  Today I begin, to do 1 pin a day, everyday, and tell you about it.

So where to begin?

If you follow me (Franny’s Pinterest) then you know I’m on here A LOT. And it’s not like I haven’t tried some of my pins, because, I have. However, I’m tired of procrastination and fantasizing about my perfectly organized closet, some vegan-low-cal -no-fat-gf-pumpkin-whatevers, and those Anthro knock off candlesticks. Carpe Diem.

I am deciding to start small, and keep momentum going.  I do not feel like cooking or making a mess today, so I am going to my So Fresh & So Clean board for some ideas.

Here we go. Doesn’t get much simpler than this one. Aluminum Foil as Dryer Sheet.

The Pin takes us to Budget Savy Diva’s Blog!

Aluminum Foil as Dryer Sheet!

This is one of my best Budget Savvy tip – you do not need to spend one more cent on dryer sheets. All you have to do is take aluminum foil, ball it up, and place it in the dryer  with wet clothes.

It will remove static + it does NOT    need to be changed each time.

Make sure it is about the size above and ball it up tightly .

You can use the same ball for 6 months!!!!”

I will be trying this tonight. Stay posted for results. I promise some of the other pins will be more interesting.

Update:

The foil worked great on Cotton.  It really made my clothes dry faster since my dryer is a little old and can take a while. HOWEVER, when I used it with my active-wear, it left little BURNT SPOTS on some of them. Yup. Not happy.  So go for it if you want to use only with cotton, but I’ll stick to my dryer sheets. Still cheaper than replacing any Lululemons!  (NOTE: no Lululemons were harmed during this experiment – only Target brand active-wear was used)

Final Verdict: Pinterest Fail.