Let me tell you a story.
Or maybe just my rambling thoughts. Bare with me.
In December of 2009, with a 3 month old in tow, I started this little food blog. Not with the intent that I'd still be going strong in 2012, but here I am. Since the start, I have since added one more baby to the mix, went back to work full-time, then learned 9 months later that job was being eliminated, accepted a new part-time job in my field the next day, cooked a ton of meals, posted over 500 different recipes, became a Taste of Home Field Editor, guest posted on various other food blogs, and even appeared on T.V.
What has had me thinking about the last three years, is that when I opened up my blog this morning I noticed I am nearing 1 million page views.
1 million page views. How crazy is that?
I guess what I am saying is THANKS. If it weren't for my readers, my family, and the random strangers who stop me during my day to say they enjoy reading, I probably wouldn't keep truckin' along.
In fact, yesterday at work, I talked to a gal on the phone, who at the end of the conversation, she said "Are you the Ally, who has the blog?". Yep, that is me. You just never know who you are reaching.
Without your comments (yes, they are very important!) and support this little old blog would have probably ended the month after it started.
Now, with all that sappy talk out of the way, let's focus on these burgers. I have no idea whose "mom" these burgers belong to, but let's all thank her, okay? She made a fantastic creation. I found this recipe on my good friend's blog (she features food and fashion), so I immediately wrote it down to make. You can visit her blog here.
Mom's Meatloaf Burgers
2 lbs. hamburger
1 c. Ritz Crackers, crushed
1/4 c. oatmeal
1/3 c. ketchup
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 t. minced onion
Sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and parsley
Mix all ingredients together and place on the grill. They will be a little delicate (they are very moist!) so be gentle when flipping them.
And yes, that juicy red tomato is from our garden. I currently have 17 tomatoes on my counter, waiting to be placed in the crock pot for yet another batch of my freezer spaghetti sauce. I can't get enough of it!