Portobella Mushroom Patty Burgers-21

I love mushrooms. And I especially love them on or in burgers. There are a couple resturants that all I ever get is the Swiss & Mushroom burger. Mmmmm good! So, when this recipe popped up on our eMeals plan I was HaPpY!

Beef & Portobello Mushroom Patty Melts #Recipe
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main
  • 1½ lb ground beef
  • 8-oz package baby bella mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 slices wheat bread, toasted
  • ⅓ cup pickle relish
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  1. Set oven to broiler setting. Combine beef, mushrooms, panko, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic in a large bowl.
  2. Shape mixture into 6 patties and place onto a broiler pan. Broil patties 5 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked to desired degree of doneness.
  3. Place patties on toasted bread slices; top with relish and Swiss cheese.
  4. Return to the broiler until cheese is melted.



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I made some fitness goals at the first of the year and while I have been fairly consistent with drinking less pop and trying to eat better and exercising, I haven’t stayed with my goals.

Fitness Goals

But that is more because my fitness goals were not what I needed. I set a goal to walk 2-3 days a week, and walk & do pilates 2-3 days a week.

I think I’ve done pilates once. I liked that it was nothing like I’ve ever done before but it turned out it wasn’t something I really enjoyed doing so I didn’t push myself to keep going.

I have, however, enjoyed walking. I have been using a Leslie Sansone 2 mile segment that is loaded to BeFit’s YouTube channel. Once the kids are out of school I am hoping to get out several times a week with them and walk outdoors.


Last week I also re-started Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. I love her circuit routines but without an accountability partner sometimes it’s hard to make myself get it done. But it’s only about 20-25 minutes per day. I need to just stop being lazy!


I recently had several check-ups and follow-ups at the Dr. and that’s when I realized I had gained several pounds and that the dryer was in fact, NOT shrinking my clothes!

Go figure!

Instead of doing the 30 day shred for 30 consecutive days with a once a week break, I am going to continue to take Sunday completely off and alternate walking 2 miles with the 30 Day Shred. This way my weak and low endurance body can have a day to recover from the hard Jillian Michaels workout and still get a decent workout in.

I am trying so hard to cut back on the amount of sugar I inhale but I have no plans to give it up. I also have no plans to give caffeine up completely either. In the future I may eventually but for now cutting way back is what I’m doing.

Lately though I’ve been craving salty snacks so I need to find my some healthy chips or crackers to munch on during the day.

Today I am linking up with Crystal’s 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge. I *might* keep doing this this weekly. We’ll see. :)

How are you doing on your fitness/health goals for the year?

Let’s Chat!



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We have been using eMeals for the past couple of months. And I have to say that I am still a HUGE fan of it. With the exception of the 2 week period when our frig decided it was time to stop working I’ve been fairly faithful to the plan.

Classic Meal Plans from eMealsWe still haven’t come across any recipes that the whole family doesn’t like, though there have been a few that the kiddos turned their picky little noses up at. Mostly those have been heavy on the tomato sauce. I haven’t made every recipe, there are 7 dinner meals in the plan we use and we do not eat at the table 7 times per week. And some like Tilapia I skip because I am allergic to fish. We usually do a “fend for yourself” night and a night when we eat out or on the go depending on how busy we are. And leftovers. Each meal so far has been plenty for our family of 4 for 2 nights and sometimes even leftovers for lunch on top of that.

I actually like that it makes so much because I really don’t have to buy stuff to make lunch other than the staples of pb&j, lunch meat and cheese, etc. With my and Mr. Right’s work schedule we are almost always at home for lunch during the week so this helps me to save a ton of money and only have to cook half the time. And it’s a nice variation from sandwiches or snacky lunches all the time.

I highly recommend eMeals. I love that you can be as rigorous or as flexible as you want. I think I like the fact that I know (unless it is seriously time to go grocery shopping!) that I have everything I need to make a complete meal without having to go pull something together.

I also know that it saves me money. I need to crack down some more, and if/when I do I know that we will save even more money on groceries without coupons.

Do you plan your meals or do you fly by the seat of your pants?

Let’s Chat!


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I’m sitting here writing this out thinking, yeah, cause writing out a menu plan post and actually doing so every week has always worked before. Ha!

Well, maybe since I am using eMeals now and that’s working out great this will actually work. This is what’s on the menu for our dinners this week. No particular order, I fix what ever strikes my fancy that day.

  • Pork Roast with Sweet Mustard Glaze, Spinach Salad
  • Asian Roast Beef, Steamed Rice, Stir Fry Veggies
  • Far East Chicken Salad, Garlic Bread
  • Baked Chicken Parmesan, Roasted Broccoli
  • Beef & Portobella Mushroom Patty Melts, Green Salad

All of these recipes can be found in eMeals Classic Menu Plan. I’ll be posting an update on using eMeals tomorrow.


Mom ChatBusy.

We as moms, are always busy. Whether we contribute to the income of our families or not, we always work and we are always busy. Yes, some moms may be busier than others because they do contribute to the families income, but the work of a mother never ends.

I adore my job(s). I never imagined that I would love this crazy hectic job that I have but I really do. Trying to figure out how to balance work with the husband and kids and the home is tougher than I thought it’d be.

Having lists and a cleaning schedule, a laundry schedule and a family calendar helps so much. In fact if I didn’t have those things I would be curled up in a fetal position somewhere sucking my thumb hoping that all this would just somehow disappear. But I do have to tweak the schedules and calendars occasionally to fit with our current family life.

This is one of those times. I have been running around never ever feeling like I’m getting much of anything done. I get that my to-do list will always have 3 more things to add for the 1 thing I just crossed off but still, I should be able to at least feel like I’ve accomplished most of what I needed to accomplish that day right?

On another note, the kids only have 20-something more school days until the end of the year!

W H A T!?!?!

We JUST started school like a couple months ago right?!

Miss Thang just had a birthday and Little Dude’s is also this month. Seriously Children! STOP GROWING UP!

I need to finish Spring cleaning a few problem areas of my house. But I am not sure where I’m supposed to squeeze Spring cleaning into my already crazy schedule.

And I need an accountability partner for fitness. Preferably one I don’t have to pay for. I do pretty good for several weeks to days but I need to do something like Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 or the 30 Day Shred or something. I would dearly love to think that I have enough self discipline to keep myself on track but a track record of 3 failures makes me think that maybe I don’t.

Hmmm…I am the most self disciplined person in my house soooooo…..

Anyway, that’s been my week. What’s been up with ya’ll?

Let’s Chat!


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