Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Organized Gift Giving + Amazing Chicken Burgers

Today's Get It Done Tip comes from my dear Aunt.  She mentioned to me how she knows someone who buys a different color ribbon for each of her children and then wraps their gifts using "their ribbon".    For example -- Johnny has blue ribbon on his package and Sally has green.
No gift tags, no mix ups of who should get what and allows her to see with a glance how many gifts each child has so they all get the same amount.

Similar to this, when I was in college, I used to wrap my boss' children's gifts for Christmas. She has two daughters and she would buy several rolls of 2 types of wrapping paper -- so Kid A had all her gifts in red and Kid B had all her gifts in green. 
At 19 years old I thought this was genius (and still do), but for some reason have yet to implement it!  
Another idea my Aunt mentioned is after the holiday is over, her friend has her children cut out images from the Christmas cards they receive -- so a sled, Santa, a Snowman, etc. On the back of the cut outs they write "to" and "from" and use them as tags for gifts the next year.  
These people don't fool around with their Christmas ideas. Impressive.
I also want to share a recipe my Aunt made earlier this week which she shared with me.  We like to exchange recipes and she has some good ones.  She said these Chicken Burgers from "" are a quick weeknight meal that are incredible.
I'm not one for burgers - think I made them once in my life - but these look extra special - love the herbs in them, so will definitely give this a try!


1 lbs ground chicken or ground turkey
1 TBS fresh, chopped dill
3 chives, chopped
Juice of one lemon

2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 tsp dried Italian herbs
½ tsp paprika or chili powder
⅛ tsp salt
                                                                                   1 TBS coconut oil         

patties for ground chicken burgers
Place the ground meat in a bowl and add all the ingredients.
Combine with your hands.
Mold the mixture into 4 patties and set them on wax paper.
Heat a fry pan and add your oil. Place as many patties in the pan as can fit.
Cook on one side for 6 minutes and cook on the second side for 4-5 minutes.

She served them with sweet potato fries from the oven and a big salad. 

Thanks Aunt G for sharing these tips! xo

Off to start the day -- have my middle one's Christmas party where they'll do a little song or two - and then head into the city.  Have a good recipe in the slow cooker and will report back on how it is tomorrow!

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