Will that be the last Hunger Games reference from me?
I’m making no promises. I can promise, however, that meal planning is off to a good start.
For yesterday’s lunch I
threw together ate my planned bowl of miso soup.
I made it Mama Bender style, with mushrooms and a dollop of “sour cream,” aka Greek yogurt.
Dinner was a contribution from Bobby, who decided black bean burgers (and an extra salmon burger for him) would be a delicious idea. I agreed until I realized that we did not have hamburger buns.
The conversation went something like this.
- Bobby: What’s wrong with bread?
- Me: Nothing is wrong with bread. It’s just not a hamburger bun.
- Bobby: It will taste the same.
- Me: But it won’t be as photogenic.
Note to self: That’s when you know you’ve been blogging
too long just long enough.
He obviously started cooking the burgers anyway. A few minutes later, he looked over at me with a confused expression. The conversation went something like this.
- Bobby: What are you doing over there?
- Me (holding a glass and two slices of bread): I’m cutting out a hamburger bun.
- Bobby: Please tell your blog friends I had no part in this.
- Me: You’re going to be jealous. And I still get to eat the crust.
I’ll be honest – it was a darn good hamburger bun. Until I realized it was too small for the burger.
It’s under there somewhere. You can bet Bobby didn’t let me hear the end of that one.
Still, these were amazing. Morningstar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers are the best boxed variety out there, in my opinion. I know, I know – it wasn’t a real recipe. But it was quick, easy and planned (by Bobby). That’s a step in the right direction. He “grilled” the burgers in a pan on the stove, sprinkling them with Worcestershire sauce. Mushrooms were also cooked in the marinade. If you haven’t noticed, we eat a lot of mushrooms.
It was a great Monday night meal – much fancier than scrambled eggs or an almond butter and jam sandwich. Though let it be known that those meals also have a special place in my heart.
Have you ever done something, uh, “extraordinary” to make a food picture look better?