Worm Burgers

Here is a quick and easy way to make a Halloween dinner by adding bean sprouts to your hamburger. You will also notice that I do have black dishes for the season.  This set has cups and salad plates for a wonderful Halloween meal. So give this burger a try – even if you don’t normally eat worms.  HaHa!  ;-p


1 ½ c. bean sprouts
1 lb. Ground beef
1 egg
Salt & pepper to taste


Wash sprouts (worms) with warm water. Mix one cup of the sprouts, ground beef and egg together in a bowl. Form burgers into 4 patties. Place in frying pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until they are well browned underneath. Turn patties and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the second side is well browned.

Place cooked patties on plate, put mayonnaise (pus) and ketchup (blood) on the pattie and serve with the worms sprinkled on top as a garnish.


Taco – Vodka – Kale Day



Today there are 3 items to celebrate: Tacos, Vodka & Kale. We do love our cheese taco shells. These are very tasty and you can put any of your favorite ingredients like catfish nuggets with tartar sauce.





Vodka is one of those alcohols that can be mixed with just about anything. Click this link for Lemon Mint Cocktail recipe.




We have been growing kale in our aquaponics garden. We like kale in salads or sauteed with onions or bacon. I have also tried making kale chips in a skillet with oil. That was dangerous with the spattering grease – ouch! The safest way to make kale chips is to bake them in the oven.

State of Mind

I previously shared some of my Halloween decorations and recipes. I am really hoping to get into the mood to decorate in the next week or so.  What should I do? Maybe just decorate the outside. Or just decorate the inside. Either way I think decorating will get me in the holiday spirit. After all there is Thanksgiving and Christmas to get ready for after Halloween. Today is just me making an effort to stay in the right state of mind.

Yesterday I shared a recipe for Devil’s Ribs. If you liked that one, click this link for Jack O’Lantern Soup and Brain Cell Salad.

October – Halloween Season

The Halloween Season is here. I haven’t decorated for years but I think I will this year just because we are moving next year. I would also like to share some of my favorite Halloween recipes.  Today I will be sharing a recipe for Devil’s Ribs which I served with a pinto bean.  Sounds delicious doesn’t it.  Enjoy & stay tuned for more delicious and creepy Halloween recipes.

6 lbs. Beef ribs
15 oz can tomato sauce
1/3 c. vinegar
1 tsp. Molasses
2 Tbsp. Honey
2 tsp. Dry mustard
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Celery seed
¼ tsp. Nutmeg
Salt to taste
½ c. water, hot
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp. Beef bouillon granules
2 – 4 tsp. Hot sauce

Place ribs in heavy large baking pan.

Dissolve bouillon in hot water. Combine with rest of ingredients and pour over ribs. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees F until very tender, about 2 hours. Uncover and continue baking until ribs are browned, about 10 minutes more.

Cheese Pizza Day

I found this old recipe for a cheese pizza with a ground beef crust called the San Francisco Hamburger Pizza.  This is great for anyone on the ketogenic diet.  I mean meat for the crust and cheese on top what more could you ask.

1 lb. Ground beef
1/3 c. chiccarones, crushed
3/4 c. tomato sauce, divided
1 egg
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/3 c. finely minced onion
¼ tsp. dried basil
¼ tsp. Dried oregano
1 c. grated Mozzarella cheese
4 anchovy fillets, optional
12 black olives, sliced
¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese
½ red bell pepper, in strips

Combine the meat, chiccarones, ¼ cup tomato sauce, egg, garlic, onion and seasonings. Blend lightly but thoroughly.


Butter an iron skillet. Place meat mixture in it. Mold to form pizza base. Shape a rim all around to keep the sauce from spilling out. Spread the remaining tomato sauce, anchovies, olives and Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and more basil and oregano. Garnish with red pepper strips.

Place pan in 400 degree oven. Bake approximately 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through.Let rest a few minutes before cutting into wedges.

Happy Labor Day

Most of us believe the Labor Day is just a celebration for all of us that work every day. However, it started out in a violent manner involving a  labor union. Check out the history of Labor Day. Today also signifies the end of summer and for many the beginning of the school year. Does anyone remember when you weren’t supposed to wear white (especially white shoes) after Labor Day? I don’t believe that is true anymore.

How do you celebrate Labor Day? We will be having Jalapeno & Cheddar Dogs, Smoked Sausage and Lit’l Smokies with bbq sauce. For sides we will have homemade french fries or chips and a cucumber & tomato salad from the garden. If I get real ambitious, maybe I’ll make some homemade ice cream.  Yummy!! Mouth is watering – can’t wait!

Lazy Mom’s Day

Today is Lazy Mom’s Day so why not make a slow cooker/crock pot meal with Coca Cola Barbecue Roast. If you don’t have the onion soup mix, simply use seasoned salt, chopped dried onions, garlic powder and onion powder.

3-5 lb. beef or pork roast
1 bottle chili sauce
1 c. Coca-Cola
1 envelope dry onion soup mix

Place roast in slow cooker. Mix other ingredients and pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for approximately 8 hours.