|Me and Cory at the last party, dressed up all fancy|
Anyways, my roommate and I love hosting. And whenever we do, we can be pretty sure that people will leave behind various food and beverage items. Seriously, I don't think I've needed to buy a six pack of beer myself in months. And it's always fun when someone leaves behind a growler because WOO HOO $1.50 RETURN!
Not that I don't tend to lose money on these things--I do, but the left-behinds let me pretend I break even. I go overboard and spend too much on recipes, but whatevs. It's worth the fun!
|Having fun at the Yankee Swap portion of the evening|
|My boyfriend shows off his tattoos to my friends|
I whipped up some of the leftovers into these awesome little turkey burger sliders. These are amazingly delicious. And they feel so classy! I used some extra stuff I had from the turkey burger sliders with roasted red pepper pesto I had contributed to the party.
Bacon Gorgonzola Pear Turkey Sliders
(makes a dozen or more sliders, depending on how large you want them)
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 slice white bread
2 tbs milk
salt and pepper
1 package maple bacon
1 small wedge or small container gorgonzola, crumbled
2 large ripe pears, sliced
2 tsp chopped parsley
1 dozen (or more) soft dinner rolls
-Cook bacon until done to your liking. Drain and set aside.
-Soak slice of bread in milk and crush with a fork. Stir in parsley and salt and pepper, then mix in turkey. Form into patties and grill until cooked through but not dry.
-Assemble patties on dinner rolls and top with bacon, pear, and the gorgonzola. Serve warm.