In spite of having quintuplets to raise, we have managed to cook outside quite frequently since the warm weather hit Nashvegas. Indeed, the birds are singing, flowers blooming, garden growing, and grill is more than ready. In fact, I was sad to note the first mosquito of the year, which can only mean one thing: Nylons when I wear skirts for the next 6 months.

Mark has perfected a new recipe...

Bleu Cheese Burgers


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small container of bleu cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 tsp garlic powder


Mix this stuff together, shape the burgers and grill. They are SUPER good. One thing we learned: Thin patties are better. The first batch we made were so thick that they were raw on the inside and we had to nuke 'em.

All the kittens have tentative names - what do you think of little Cali here?