Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hamburgers, Lettuce, and Flies Oh My!

Strange title I know. Let me explain, if the buzzing in my ears doesn't keep distracting me.

Today's lunch was hamburgers. Not just plain ones either. I found a recipe awhile ago that we both loved, and now I try to usually add the same ingredients into the meat because it gives it such good flavor, well that and I have them on hand most of the time.

Start with ground turkey and add a couple good shakes of Montreal Steak Seasoning (this is the best seasoning ever, I ALWAYS have it in my cupboard), some shredded cheddar cheese, and then about a tablespoon of horseradish. Now usually this is where I go off and grill it then it gets topped with whole cranberry sauce for the usual recipe, but this time I still have tomatoes and living lettuce that is over 2 weeks old that need to be used up, so I skipped the sauce and went for regular burger style with cheese. (Provolone for me and Jarlsberg for Jason.)

Here's where the flies come in. I have just started using a brand new grill pan from, you guessed it, IKEA. (See previous post.) Well since it's cast iron and I have not really cooked with that before I got the burner a little too high and cooking the meat made it start to get smokey in the house. It got to be so "foggy" that I had to open the front/back doors to air out the house before any of the smoke detectors went off (they never did). And in come the flies. Ok, I knew that was going to happen, but flies in my kitchen and house in general are one of my biggest pet peeves. I loathe them! Jason then comes to my rescue, since swatting them with the spatula to turn the meat is a big no-no, and starts chasing them around the house as they land and smacking them. He did a good job of it too. We're down to two that are zooming everywhere trying to find a way out.

In the end it was a good lunch, yummy burgers that were definitely big mouth bites!
Those are Texas-sized buns we used.

What was good or bad about your lunch today?


The Bailey's said...

I was craving spaghetti so when I was on break from a FEMA course I'm taking, I went to Carino's solo and enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs. You know what they say, go with your cravings! :)

Jason and Michelle said...

Too funny! Definitely do that! I've heard it does kind of help cut down on being nauseous if you're feeding your body what it wants. :)