Pineapple BBQ Burger Recipe

Pineapple BBQ Burger Recipe

Thank you to my special guest, my husband, Patrick, for doing this recipe.  It’s one of his favorites. Grill and beef what can go wrong?  Nothing.  This recipe is so easy to make and can be done so easily.

Ingredients:

Pineapple BBQ sauce:
1/2 cup pineapple juice from can
1/4 cup teriyaki marinade (gluten free)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 Tbsp of brown sugar

Burgers: 
Smoked bacon strips
1.5 lb ground beef
4 Pineapple slices from the can
1 large red onion (sliced in big rounds)
2 Tbsp Olive oil for grilling
1 tsp ground red pepper
4 Hamburger rolls

Instructions:
For pineapple BBQ sauce:
1. Combine and bring to a boil in a small saucepan.
2. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened about 12-15 minutes.

Burgers:
1. Tightly form patties and wrap with smoked bacon.
2. Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until 30 minutes before grilling. wrap bacon in plastic
3. Allow burgers to come to room temperature for 20 minutes before grilling.
4. Add salt and pepper.
5. Place on HOT grill.
6. Brush top of burgers with BBQ sauce and cook for 6-8 minutes. Cook until the internal temp reaches the desired doneness. burgers on grill
7. Meanwhile, pat dry the pineapples from the can.
8. Brush olive oil on pineapple from the can and red onion and add ground red pepper. pineapple onion on grill
9. Place on the grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
10. Add to roll. 

Enjoy! Here’s the final picture.  Doesn’t it look delicious? 

Here is the recipe to print for your convenience.

Pineapple BBQ Burger Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cooking Time 15 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

How Many Served 4

Serving Size 1 burger

Ingredients

  • Pineapple BBQ sauce:
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice from can
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki marinade (gluten free)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp of brown sugar
  • Burgers:
  • Smoked bacon strips
  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 4 Pineapple slices from the can
  • 1 large red onion (sliced in big rounds)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil for grilling
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 4 Hamburger rolls

Instructions

  1. For pineapple BBQ sauce:
  2. Combine and bring to a boil in a small saucepan.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Burgers:
  5. Tightly form patties and wrap with smoked bacon.
  6. Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until 30 minutes before grilling.
  7. Allow burgers to come to room temperature for 20 minutes before grilling.
  8. Add salt and pepper.
  9. Place on HOT grill.
  10. Brush top of burgers with BBQ sauce and cook for 6-8 minutes. Cook until the internal temp reaches the desired doneness.
  11. Meanwhile, pat dry the pineapples from the can.
  12. Brush olive oil on pineapple from the can and red onion and add ground red pepper.
  13. Place on the grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  14. Add to roll.

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5 inspiring quotes to help stop fear and start doing

5 Inspiring Quotes to help Stop Fear & Start Doing

Looking at the clutter in an area, do you see just the clutter or do you see the fear of what ifs that happen if the clutter is gone? What if I get rid of it?  What if I need it again? What if I can’t afford to buy a replacement if I need it? There are many what ifs that can come up.  Fear can really stop us from doing and getting organized, can’t it?

There are many fears that can stop us from doing.  Here are the most common fears. 

Fear of failure – what if we do and fail at what we want to do?

Fear of rejection – what if we do something and we get rejected?

Fear of success – what if we succeed and we can’t handle the success?

But, let’s not let them stop us from doing.  After all, doing is why we are here on this planet. Here are 5 inspiring quotes to help stop fear and start doing. I also added my wisdom as well. 

jkrowling quoteI was set free because my greatest fear had been realised, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ~ J.K. Rowling

Even if we really do hit rock bottom, we still will be able to get back up and dust off ourselves and move forward. 

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it.

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. ~ Unknown

Being realistic with your fears is the best way to concur them. 

Ralph waldo emerson quote

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t allow fear to control you. 

rosa parks quote

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. ~ Rosa Parks 

Your passion is stronger than your fears. 

corra may white harris quote

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. ~Corra May White Harris

Do your best, even if you are fearful. You will do great. 

Are you still allowing your fear to control you? Let’s stop that right now. OK? Here are tips on how to conquer your fear and just get doing and clear the clutter. Try this technique.

  1. Say to yourself that having a fear is normal.
  2. Write the fear(s) down on paper.
  3. Look at your fear on paper and then ask yourself, “What would happen if my fear came true?” Write that down as well.
  4. What feelings come up when you see your fear on paper.  Write that down too.
  5. Then fund an old metal saucepan and burn the paper in the sauce pan outside the home or just shred it (ripping it works too). Then, say to yourself, “Now that I understand the fear, I will not let it control me.”

This technique is one I have used over the years.  It helped me stop playing the game in my head that I am not good enough. Try it for yourself and see if it works for you.

I hope this gave you inspiration in letting go of the fears and taking action to do what needs to be done in your home and life.

Now it’s your turn.  What are your tips on stopping your fear? What is your favorite quote that helps you convert fear in your life?  Please leave a comment below.


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5 Home Office Organizing Essentials Everyone Needs

5 Home Office Organizing Essentials Everyone Needs

Do you have a home office? A home office can be any place in your home. It can be a part of your living room or basement. It may even be in your office. For these spaces that are not designated entirely as an office space, you need to be a little more creative by using some home office organizing essentials. By incorporating these five home office organizing essentials, you will be well on your way of keeping your home paperwork in order and your life more organized.

Here are 5 home office organizing essentials everyone needs to help them save money, save time and save their sanity.

1st home office organizing essential: A place for your “in bin” and “out bin”.

There are a variety of types of in bins you can use.  There are vertical ones that stand up on your desk space which take up less space if you have a small desk. There are horizontal bins that can hold a lot more paper in each bin and are stackable. There are bins that can hang on the wall.  Make sure you decide on a bin that works for you and your space.


2nd home office organizing essential: A place for your supplies.

Even if you don’t have a small business, having one place for all your supplies will help you see what you are missing at a glance and will save you money and time in the long run. Here is how I organized my small items in my office supply areaOffice Supplies Organized

3rd home office organizing essential: A place for your current papers.  

Where do you keep the papers you are working on right now?  Are they spread around your desk or do they have a place? Asking this question will help you get a better picture of where the papers should go. I have an upright file bin for papers that are current but don’t need to be on my desk.  It’s on top of a freestanding drawer system I have near my treadmill desk.  Here a post on how I customized it to match my office. Or a filing cabinet that has a multipurpose, like the ottoman below from Amazon.

Finished filing cabinet with locks

4th home office organizing essential: A place for to be paid and paid bills.

First, we will tackle, “to be paid” bills.  They can be stored in a binder, a folder, basically anywhere you feel you will remember them. Check out the What To Keep in Your Billing Station post for help on what needs to be in this area to speed up the bill paying process. what to keep in your bill paying station checklistAfter you are done paying your bills, it’s time to find a home for the paid bills and other long-term files that you need to keep.  This could be a filing cabinet or a plastic bin.  It doesn’t matter as long as, you know where everything goes and you can retrieve it when you need it. Here is a post about how to organize your long term files.  Now that you have all these papers together, you will make another separate place for the important documents that we all have. Important documents are Here’s a post about that: Important Documents to Keep.  I included a printable for you on this as well. IMPORTANT Documents To Keep In A Safe Place infographic

5th home office organizing essential: A place for your computer.

Wherever your laptop is, is your home office.  Using to top of a table with a well-organized area for supplies near by works nicely.  If you want to be more mobile, a laptop table on wheels can work too as long as you have a place to put your supplies and papers. The below product images are from Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

Tip: The key to getting into the habit of keeping them in the same place makes a map of where things are in your office.

Well, that is it.  That wasn’t too bad, right? Remember even if you don’t have a home office, your home office is where all your stuff is stored so get creative and find a place in your home to make it your home office.

Now it’s your turn. Do you have a home office?  Did you create a space for your home office?  How did you do it?  Please leave a comment below.  I would love to hear about it.

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Asian Beef Kebabs and Grilled Romaine

Asian Beef Kebabs and Grilled Romaine

Adding to our grilling recipes is this great Asian beef kebabs recipe that is great for weeknight meals. You can make this in the morning and let it marinate. Then, right before cooking, you can assemble them. This recipe made almost 8 kebab skewers. But, if you add more meat you can really extend this recipe easily.

Ingredients:
Marinate for beef cubes
1 tsp minced onions
1-2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup Gluten Free Soy Sauce
1/2 cup of olive oil
1.5 lb of beef chuck cubed
Kebab
1 box of larger Cherry tomatoes (I used heirloom tomatoes)
2 large Red Pepper
1 large yellow onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grilled Romaine ingredients
2-3 heads of Romain lettuce
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

TOOLS NEEDED: Wooden skewers.

Instructions:

  1. In the morning: marinate the beef cubes: 1 tsp minced onions, 1-2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 cup Gluten Free Soy Sauce, 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1.5 lb of beef chuck cubed. Cover in a bowl and put in the refrigerator for several hours.  Turn them over mid-day. marinated meat
  2. In the morning: prep by cutting up all the onions and peppers into 1 inch or so pieces. Add to the refrigerator in a separate covered bowl. 
  3. In the morning: soak the skewers in a baking pan of water so that it is covered with water. This helps the skewers not burn when on the grill.
  4. Before cooking assemble the beef cubes and all the vegetables. I alternated the different veggies.  If you don’t want the tomato to the end, you can add them in the middle.


  5. Add to a hot grill 10 minutes total. Turn every 5 minutes.
  6. Cut the Romaine heads in half and then drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper on it.  Set aside. At the 5 minute mark, turn the kebab and then add to the grill cut side down to heat up.  

That’s it.  It’s pretty easy to make.  Grilling is fun, quick and easy.

Note: the romaine cooks fast and only needs a few minutes on the grill. Keep an eye on it. 

Asian Beef Kebabs and Grilled RomaineHere is a recipe printable for you.

Asian Beef Kebabs Recipe and Grilled Romaine

How Many Served 8

Serving Size 1 kebab stick

Ingredients

  • Marinate for beef cubes
  • 1 tsp minced onions
  • 1-2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1.5 lb of beef chuck cubed
  • Kebab
  • 1 box of larger Cherry tomatoes (I used heirloom tomatoes)
  • 2 large Red Pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Grilled Romaine ingredients
  • 2-3 heads of Romain lettuce
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • TOOLS NEEDED: Wooden skewers.

Instructions

  1. In the morning: marinate the beef cubes: 1 tsp minced onions, 1-2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 cup Gluten Free Soy Sauce, 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1.5 lb of beef chuck cubed. Cover in a bowl and put in the refrigerator for several hours. Turn them over mid-day.
  2. In the morning: prep by cutting up all the onions and peppers into 1 inch or so pieces. Add to the refrigerator in a separate covered bowl.
  3. In the morning: soak the skewers in a baking pan of water so that it is covered with water. This helps the skewers not burn when on the grill.
  4. Before cooking assemble the beef cubes and all the vegetables. I alternated the different veggies. If you don't want the tomato to the end, you can add them in the middle.
  5. Add to a hot grill 10 minutes total. Turn every 5 minutes.
  6. Cut the Romaine heads in half and then drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper on it. Set aside. At the 5 minute mark, turn the kebab and then add to the grill cut side down to heat up.

Asian Beef Kebabs and Grilled Romaine


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How To Clean All Your Home Electronics

How To Clean All Your Home Electronics

We are tech people in our home, so over the years, we have perfected the art of cleaning our electronics. Years ago, you could use products like glass cleaner on tube TVs. But the technology has changed over the years and we had to also modify what we were using to clean our home electronics. While doing my research, I decided to watch some how-to YouTube videos. It’s one of my favorite sites to go to when wanting to learn something new. Don’t you agree?

These videos below helped me clean various electronics. Many of the tips are similar but they are effective and hopefully, won’t damage your screens. 

Cleaning Flat Screen: 

Some quick tips from How to clean a flat screen TV:

  • Make sure the TV is off.
  • Use the breathing method, where you breathe on the screen and fog on the area where there is a figure print and then in circular motion, use a lint-free cloth until the figure print is gone.
  • Use distilled water method: Do not spray directly on the screen. It should be to mist on the lint-free cloth.

Cleaning Screens including smartphones:

Some quick tips from How to Clean Your Screens as Fast As Possible:

  • Use water on a lint-free cloth.
  • Make circular motions on the screen.
  • Don’t use glass cleaner, it will destroy the antiglare coating.

Cleaning Laptops from the inside out:

Here are some quick tips on HowTo: Properly Clean & Maintain Your Laptop ~Blow-Out the Dust & Clean the Keyboard/Screen/Fanto.

  • Start from the inside of the computer.  It will help protect the fan and laptop overheating.
  • Blow out the dust once a year.
  • Label the screws when taking them out.
  • He recommends using Isopropyl Alcohol (91%) and a paper towel and clean the surfaces but not the screen. NEVER the screen. It can ruin it.
  • The video above recommends using 50% vinegar and 50% water with a lint-free cloth to clean the laptop screen.

My tips for cleaning the inside of the laptop:

  • You can by compressed air containers from your nearby office supply store to quickly clean out the dust in the laptop. Do this especially if you have a desktop computer.
  • Use a plastic clear storage bag to hold the screens.  They can easily roll off the table.

Note a conflict between the videos:

The second video and the third video talk about coffee filters on devices. The second video says you can use them on laptop screens but the third video doesn’t recommend it.  I would say be more cautious and NOT use the coffee filter idea just in case.

Well, there you have it. All the how to video information you need to clean your home electronics. Let’s continue the conversation. Do you have a tip you want to share to clean your electronics? Please leave a comment below.


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