Tasty Tuesday: Fajita Turkey Burgers

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Okay, so this recipe doesn't have to be made with turkey... but I've had a recent fascination with ground turkey since it's a little better for you than ground beef and I can buy it in bulk at Costco!
I pretty much replace ground beef with ground turkey in most of my recipes now and hardly even taste a difference!
Fajitas are one of our favorite meals and we LOVED having that same taste on a burger!
Hunter made himself sick he ate so many of these, ha!
It was super easy and super yummy, I call that a win, win!

-A pound or more of ground turkey (or ground beef... whatever floats your boat)
-1 foil packet of fajita seasoning
-1 tbsp + a few dashes of garlic salt 
-1 tsp + 1/2 tsp chili powder 
-a few dashes salt and pepper 
-cooking spray
-3 tbsp oil of choice 
-2 bell peppers (I chose one red and one orange)
-1/3 of a yellow onion 
-2 tbsp soy sauce 
-a slice of pepper jack or Monterey jack for each burger 
-Hamburger buns
-2 avocados
-1/4 cup sour cream
-a few spoonfuls or your fav salsa

-Place uncooked ground turkey or ground beef in a mixing bowl. Add half a packet of fajita seasoning, 1 tbsp garlic salt, 1 tsp chili powder, and a few dashes salt and pepper. Once mixed completely, form meat into burgers and cook in a pan with some cooking spray or on the grill!
-While burgers are cooking, start cutting your bell pepper and onion into strips. Add that to a frying pan with oil and let cook until veggies become soft but not soggy.
-Turn heat to low and add in the remainder of fajita seasoning, 1/2 tsp chili powder, soy sauce, and a few dashes salt & pepper. Let that cook for a couple more minutes.
-When burgers are almost done add slices of pepper jack or Monterey jack cheese and let it melt down.
-Make your guacamole by adding the meat of two avocados to a mixing bowl with sour cream and a few dashes garlic salt. If you wanna get fancy, skip the sour cream and use fresh pico and lime juice. 
-Toast your bun. The add a spoonful of your fav salsa to the bottom bun. Place burger on to of that. Add peppers and onion on top of the burger. On the top bun add a heaping spoonful of guac.

And there ya have it, the fjaita burger!
Now I'm craving one...
I hope you all liked this recipe!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

Oh Mary, Did You Know?

Monday, December 11, 2017
Every Christmas season I begin feeling overwhelmed and a bit stressed with all the money spent, gifts we have to buy, and activities I feel we can't miss out on.
It just becomes a lot of work and time for one holiday that's over in a blink!
However, once I start focusing on the real reason we celebrate Christmas, I notice my attitude change and my love for the spirit of Christmas increase.
This holiday is such a special time to reflect on our Savior's life instead of making it feel more like a "Hallmark" holiday. 
The first Christmas I spent as a mother, was the first time I really thought about what it must have been like to be Mary.
Ever since that Christmas, I love reflecting on her life and what an amazing example she is to mothers everywhere.
Like holy cow, can you even imagine being her??
The video I shared below does a great job of really helping us understand her role.
She was the mother of literally the only perfect man on earth.
She was the mother of our Savior, the Son of God.
Like guys, I can't even put my thoughts and feelings into words!
I just can't even imagine.
I feel such an intense amount of love and respect for Mary. 
Ever since that Christmas, "Mary Did You Know" became my favorite Christmas song.
I get the chills every time I listen to it, especially the Pentatonix version!
One of my favorite lines is "This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you."
SO powerful! 
Every Christmas now, I try to really think about Mary in that stable. Not in a hospital bed with an epidural, but in a stable. 
I try to imagine what it must have felt like to hold the Son of God, the one that now holds each of us in our trials and hardships.
I imagine what it must have been like to see him on the cross (cue tears), wondering why this must be. 
I imagine how it must have felt to see crowds bow before him, to see him give sight to a blind man, and to know that he overcame death.
I mean, I feel proud when Oaklyn pees in the potty by herself... I just can't even begin to imagine what she felt. 

Now, when I see a nativity scene, I see a mother holding a brand new baby boy.
I see a mother who was probably scared and had gone through long suffering just to bring him here... but a mother who is brave and faithful.
I see a mother that I aspire to be like.
Every Christmas I think about how I can be more like Mary, a mother who is one of the greatest examples of all time.
Mary was trusted with THE Son of God, and raised him in faith.
I just can't help but ponder the same question, "Mary Did You Know?"

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

Here's a few videos I LOVE!