Friday, January 31, 2014

football ready: turkey burgers & sweet potato fries

as we finish up January, there's only one thing on many people's minds..  Super Bowl!

it's easy to get together for a football viewing party with beer, chips, some wings, and some easy and delicious turkey burgers.

Turkey Burgers [serves about 8-10]
  • 3lbs ground turkey
  • 2 slices of wheat bread, crust removed, torn into pieces
  • 1 Tbls milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 garlic cloves smashed and minced
  • 2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 Tbls worchestshire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • hamburger buns
  • cheese slices
  • tomato slices
  • lettuce
  1. soak wheat bread in milk
  2. add soaked wheat bread, eggs garlic, cayenne, worchestihire sauce, and salt & pepper to ground turkey
  3. mix with your hands until fully incorporated
  4. let the ingredients co-mingle for a couple of hours, if you have enough time.
  5. Preheat oven and bake your sweet potato fries according to package directions. I opted to buy frozen sweet potato fries from the store that were on sale.
  6. coat your pan with some olive oil and heat on medium heat.
  7. form your turkey patties, and cook for approximately 10 minutes, flipping half way through.  *note: this will vary depending on the thickness of your burger.  your burger should no longer be pink on the inside, and the juices should run clear.
  8. add your cheese to melt for the last minute.
  9. toast your hamburger buns, if desired.
  10. Plate, throw on your condiments, and chow down!
<3 roe [a roesy life]

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

not new, but definitely improved

i'm keeping this simple. no deadlines, timelines, or specifics.  just a simple way to remind me what i want to work on throughout the year.  i've currently saved my resolutions to my desktop and i have a framed photo of it on my desk to remind me what i want this year to be about.  you can read more details about my resolution here.

What are some things you want to work on this year?

Thank you for stopping by!

<3 roe [a roesy life]

Friday, November 22, 2013

cozy in boots

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where did the time go?? sorry for the unplanned hiatus.  looks like we let life get away from us, again.  in that time, Autumn seemed to creep up on us.  i've had days filled with brisk and cold mornings and evenings bundled in sweats, with the warm summer afternoons making it nice enough to bare some legs.

with the cold mornings i've been staying in bed just a little bit longer and turning to my Fall uniform minutes before i have to make a mad dash out the house.

sweater dress.  boots.  and on especially brisk days, like today, tights.
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i'm loving this look, it's so easy and effortless, and keeps me warm and cozy throughout the day.

Sweater Dress: Asos
Boots: Corso Como
Necklace: JewelMint
Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (loving this one in blue)

Thanks for reading!

<3 roe [a roesy life]

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

paris adventure!

My boyfriend and I went to Paris to visit his family couple weeks ago - so much fun! It was filled with lots of touristy and family times which included a lot of home cooked meals. I've always wondered what French food consists of and discovered that it's lots of baguettes, steak, pasta, pastries, etc. I love croissants and the boyfriend made sure I had some every morning (they were so fresh and yummy!) :)
we had a plate of croissants and eggs with lardons (taste like ham) almost every morning 

ribs with potatoes, steak, baguettes, carbonara pasta with lardons, and salad

at the concorde

It was pretty hot in Paris so my outfits consisted of summer/maxi dresses, tank tops, and shorts.

One of my favorite highlights of the trip was going to Pont Neuf - where couples from around the world visits to place a locket on the bridge that symbolize their love and throws the key into the river to symbolize eternal love.

We're gonna try to find our locket the next time we visit - hopefully next year. :)

Thanks for reading!

<3, phu

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

brunch: banh tom

again, with all the traveling we've been doing, we changed it up a bit.  instead of making something, we gave each other the option of either making something, or sharing with you all the brunch we had.  

when i think about brunch, i don't often think about Vietnamese food.  so i thought to myself, if i was having a Vietnamese brunch, what would i eat?  the first thing that comes to mind is chao, porridge, which is probably because i will eat that any time of day.  i then thought about what my mom would make when we got to sleep in a little bit on the weekends.  the first thing that came to mind was banh tom, which is a sweet potato shrimp cake.  so that is exactly what i ordered when i met some friends at Minh's Restaurant in Milpitas, CA

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Banh Tom (sorry, we dug in before i could take the picture)
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if you'd like to make your own, which i definitely recommend, i found the recipe here on Sea Salt with Food.  This recipe looks exactly how my mom used to make them, the thinly sliced sweet potatoes patties with the shrimp nested in the middle.  a shrimp nest, if you will.  i remember walking into the kitchen and seeing the thin slices of the orange sweet potatoes and shrimp bathing in their batter, as my mom was tending over the hot frying pan.  she made platefuls of these little guys for me and my brothers to chow down on.  she made sure we ate our greens by showing us that we would need to wrap it in lettuce before we ate it.  i miss sitting down with my mom and siblings and enjoying a good home cooked meal.

i hope you try making these yourself, i know i definitely will the next time i get.

thank you for stop by and joining!

<3 roe [a roesy life]