Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The new baby (and blue cheese burgers)

It is 2pm and today I have done two loads of laundry, vacuumed the house, cleaned the bathroom, applied to 8 jobs (2 of which already rejected me, that was quick!). It is currently 37 degrees outside and it comes as no surprise that the highlight of my day was the cold shower I took after lunch.

I'm taking a break now by blogging (ok, I won't lie, I'll probably take a nap after this and then pick up the job search again), because I wanted to talk to you about our new baby.

Our new Weber Baby Q120 that is!

So we got this bad boy last Saturday and took some scotch filets out for a spin in it. M won't let me get near it, not because he is mean, he is doing it unconsciously kind of like when someone doesn't let you drive their brand new car. I hope am sure I'll get to play with it when the novelty wears off...

Since I wasn't allowed to grill, I was on salad duty, something else I am equally good at. I made a heirloom tomato salad with mint, basil and feta cheese. It was light, sweet, tasty and the perfect complement to the steaks.

And the next logical step was burgers of course. These shots were taken the day after, and no we're not eating burgers for breakfast, M just happens to be wearing pijama pants in the afternoon.

By the way there is nothing wrong with burgers for breakfast.

These are blue-cheese and sundried tomato burgers, crickey they were good. There were little pockets of blue cheese oozing out from everywhere. Recipe follows:


(makes 4 massive burger patties)
  • 400 grams lean minced beef
  • 100 grams minced lamb
  • 50 grams crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 long stalk thinly sliced green onions, or 2 small stalks...
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap. Add all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix them with your hands until homogeneous and divide this big lump into 4 small lumps. Shape each small lump into a burger patty. Cook to your liking.


See how M has his head cocked when he is cooking? I call this the business angle because that is how I know he means business.

And the end result:



MarkM said...

More food? :) There must be something else worth writing about!

Leo said...

Sorry Mark, I didn't realize I was boring you with my life. Would you rather see some cheesy touristy photos instead?

Parisa said...

I think one of your pictures says "tasty math..." Please leave it if that was unintentional.

Also, shout out to M's PINK pajama pants!