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Ranger School Graduation with Stacked Wine

Ranger School Graduation with Stacked Wine

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This weekend the love of my life graduated Ranger School. For those who don’t know, my fiancé is in the U.S. Army where he is a sergeant in the Infantry. Makes sense since he’s 6′ 4” and about 220 lb, well more like 190 after Ranger School. Needless to say he was born to run, lift, shoot and be a crazy bad ass. Ranger School is a 3 month program in Ft. Benning Georgia, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the swamps of Florida.  It has been called the “toughest combat course in the world” and is the most physically and mentally demanding leadership school the Army has to offer. I am extremely proud of Scott for passing through without recycling one phase, along with this being his first attempt at the school. This is a pivotal moment in his career and I know this is a small stepping stone to greater and more prestigious things. Congratulations Scott and to all the Rangers who graduated this weekend. Rangers Lead The Way!

While we were in Georgia for his graduation ceremony, we stopped in Athens to visit friends and family for Scott’s graduation party. We planned a cookout and fireworks to get everyone together. It was so much fun meeting friends of Scott’s past and seeing his family again. There were burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, beans, chips and dip. Most importantly, I was sipping on my  Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay stacked wine glasses. This is the most versatile, easy and delicious idea for a party. The wine comes in a 4-pack of single-serving plastic cups of wine. One of my favorite parts is the resealable lid so spilling is never an issue. Also, the plastic packaging makes the wine PERFECT for a day out by the pool since there in no glass! I am going to break down the delicious burger recipe that we used on the grill. The wine paired perfectly with the burgers and the spirit of celebration! Entertaining is so fun and whether it’s a pool party, tailgate or celebration party,   EntertainAndPair Social Hub has the best additional entertaining ideas!

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Jalapeño, Onion, Bacon and Cheddar Burgers

What you need for the Burger:

  • 8 lb of ground beef
  • 2 lb of uncooked, chopped bacon
  • 2 lb of shredded cheddar
  • 3 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of chopped and seeded jalapeños
  • 5 teaspoons of salt
  • 3 teaspoon ground black pepper

Start by washing your hands thoroughly. The next step is to mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Crack the two eggs into the meat mixture and mix until combined, this will hold the burger together as it is on the grill. After mixing ingredients together, lather in Worcestershire sauce and let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours. After chilling, take a handful of the mixture and roll the burger into a ball. Place the ball on a baking sheet and flatten into a patty with the palm of your hand. The patties should be about 1/2 inch think, but this can vary based on your personal preference. Remember there is raw bacon in the meat so the thinner the patty, the easier the insides cook evenly. Continue making patties until out of meat.

The next step is to start the grill and spray the rack with nonstick spray. Toast the burger buns on the top rack until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Grill burgers 5 minutes, adding additional Worcestershire sauce if needed. Turn burgers and grill until cooked to desired doneness, about 5 minutes longer for medium.

Boom! There you have some delicious Jalapeño, Onion, Bacon and Cheddar Burgers. Top burgers with desired toppings such as tomatoes, ketchup, BBQ and lettuce. Serve with a glass of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay stacked wine!

Tell me in the comments bellow – how much Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon would you need after Ranger School?!

 

36Comments
  • Lydia/ 18.07.2016Reply

    These look so good! I can’t wait to try them ????

    • tayloraube/ 18.07.2016Reply

      Thank you Lydia!

  • Jessica/ 18.07.2016Reply

    Congratulations! And I love those little cups of wine!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • tayloraube/ 18.07.2016Reply

      Thanks babe! Aren’t they perfect?!

  • Tiffani at Breton Bay/ 18.07.2016Reply

    FIRST, congratulations to your fiancé!!! That is a HUGE accomplishment and I am sure it means the world to him that you celebrate it with him!! I can’t even imagine the amount of wine I would need after finishing Ranger School. You would probably think differently of me if I put it in words, hahaha Have a great week Taylor 🙂

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

    • tayloraube/ 18.07.2016Reply

      Hahahah! ALL OF THE WINE PLEASE! I needed a glass just looking at him afterwards 😛 I’m so happy to finally have him back!

  • Ruthie/ 18.07.2016Reply

    Cheers to your man!!!!! I hope yall had a great time celebrating!! I had no idea about this “It has been called the “toughest combat course in the world” and is the most physically and mentally demanding leadership school the Army has to offer” That is pretty admirable!!! So amazing xo

    • tayloraube/ 18.07.2016Reply

      I am so proud of him. I knew he would do well, but I didn’t think he would pass through without recycling! Only 37 out of 450+ people went straight through like him!

  • Stefanie/ 18.07.2016Reply

    this burger looks amazing! congrats on his graduation!

    • tayloraube/ 18.07.2016Reply

      Thanks babe! It was so fun to make 🙂

  • TONYA MICHELLE/ 18.07.2016Reply

    Congratulations! Sounds like hes kicking ass and taking names. 😉 Love it! Loving the wine, how cute are those? I will be picking up some for my weekend concert and tailgate! Thanks for the tip. xo

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Tonya I know you would LOVE these wine cups! Aren’t they adorable!

  • Gail/ 18.07.2016Reply

    Congratulations to your guy Taylor. That’s a huge accomplishment. My brother is a Sr. Master Chief in the Navy so I know how important each milestone is. Now on to the wine. Whattt? I have never heard of this but would love to try it. What a great concept it is! Great burger recipe too! Loved the post babe! Xoxo

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Thank you Gail! Scott says thank you too! I appreciate when someone understands the reality and difficulties of the military, so thank you for understanding and your support.

  • sarah/ 18.07.2016Reply

    You two are the cutest! Def couples goals!!! Looking super happy 🙂
    xoxo
    Sarah
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Sarah you are so sweet! Thanks love

  • Kavya/ 18.07.2016Reply

    You guys are so cute! Congratulations to your man! 🙂 Loving those wine cups babe! Lovely pictures !! 🙂 <3

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Thank you Kavya! ♡

  • Caitlin/ 18.07.2016Reply

    What an amazing accomplishment!! You must be so proud!! The burgers and wine sound amazing, and who doesn’t want that super practical packaging! Love it!!

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.com

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      I am SO proud! It was so much fun celebrating with Woodbridge wine 🙂

  • Nicole Leffew/ 18.07.2016Reply

    I would need a few of those after ranger school ! You guys are so cute. I love those little wine cups and those burgers look delicious xo

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      RIGHT?! Lol. I can imagine walking into Target and needing all the wine in the damn store. I could never do what he does and for that reason I am forever blown away by his drive! Thank you for your comment, Nicole.

  • Annie/ 19.07.2016Reply

    Those little cups of wine are cute! Reminds me of xo by Giuliana. 🙂 Congrats to you both on graduation! xo Annie

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      They are very similar yes! Perfect for a picnic or outdoor concert/tailgate. Thank you Annie <3

  • Abby/ 19.07.2016Reply

    Congratulations to Scott!! Those wine by the cup is super adorable! I’ve seen several versions on Shark Tank, too! <3

    Abby xx
    http://www.marblelouslypetite.com

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Isn’t the packaging perfect! I know you would love these products.

  • Kristin/ 19.07.2016Reply

    Yay! Congrats to him–and to you! You two are seriously adorable! Burgers + wine!? Be still my heart! 🙂 Totally trying these!!

    xox,
    Kristin

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Thank you Kristin for stopping by! Super proud of him and it was so much fun to celebrate with a delicious glass of wine!

  • cindy/ 20.07.2016Reply

    I so want to try these! They are so cute looking! I love me some burgers and wine! Yal are a cute couple too!

    XOXO

    Cindy
    http://www.foreignfresherfierce.com

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Burgers and wine have been my diet this entire summer HAHA! 😛 Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

  • toby/ 21.07.2016Reply

    you guys look so cute together!

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Thank you Toby!

  • Krista/ 21.07.2016Reply

    Wait I’m obsessed with those little glasses – so damn CUTE.

    Love this – so cute to see you so happy!
    xoxo
    Krista

    http://www.hundredblog.com

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      Aren’t they adorable?! I am so proud of him I can’t stop smiling 🙂

  • Diana/ 22.07.2016Reply

    The wine is very good at a good price too. Woodbridge is one of my favorites. The packaging is so convenient and practical. I will take them with me to outdoor concerts and picnics all summer. Many congratulations to you both on Scott’s accomplishments.

    • tayloraube/ 08.08.2016Reply

      The wine was delicious and is perfect for an outdoor adventure! My favorite thing about it is the resealable lid.

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