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Indoor Dinner Beach Party

"One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter." ~Henry David Thoreau

This has been a long - no - the longest - coldest winter I can remember.  Looking forward to spring break and ready for the weather to turn we decided to bring our beach party inside for our family dinner night.

The menu:
Turkey burgers 2 ways
Baked Beans
Potato Chips
Kale Chips

For a beach party you can't forget the d├ęcor: beach decorations, paper plates, beach boys music, and of course, a beach ball.  We made up fun beach ball games around the dinner table. Here are several variations of our silly games.

Clear the area of any breakables.  We knocked over a few drinks.  You just have to relax and laugh it off.  No Type A behavior allowed.

Pass the ball around the table and each time you get the ball you must say:
  • a food in alphabetical order (apple, banana, cheesecake)
  • change it up when the first and last letter are the same reverse the direction of the ball pass
  • counting by 1's, then 2's, then 3's and so on (make this more difficult by not starting on evenly divisible numbers.  Start counting by 2's on an odd number, by 5's on 34, etc.)
If you drop the ball or mess up you are OUT!

Olive Turkey Burgers

Printable Version
 
Ingredients
  • 20 oz. ground turkey
  • 1/2 c mayo
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup jumbo green olives, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  • Mix the above ingredients.
  • Form into 6 burgers.
  • Line a pan or your grill with tin foil. Make small slits in the tin foil for juice to run through. (If broiling use a drip pan). Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  • Broil or grill until desired doneness (medium or medium well is recommended).
Awesome Turkey Burgers
Printable Version

Ingredients
  • 20 oz. ground turkey
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. fresh mint, minced
  • 1 Tsp. ground cumin
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  • Mix the above ingredients.
  • Form into 6 burgers.
  • Grill or broil until desired doneness (medium or medium well is recommended)

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