Sunday, April 11, 2010


Ah, tis summer - another Masters in the books - I'm so happy for Phil Mickelson - and his fighter wife Amy!  A well fought battle - and done in the media shadows of "the Great One's" return.  I so love when Tiger plays poorly - it's the only time the other contenders in the tourney get any presstime - I love that he played with KJ Choi who was really pulling out some great - balanced - calm stuff.  But today was certainly Phil's day - those shots from the pines were AMAZING!  That's good golf!  Makes me wanna golf again!

When good golf eats up the best of your Sunday afternoon, its time to pull out the summer standby:

4 frozen burgers
4 fresh buns
toppings of your choosing!

My preferred method involves this:  Give frozen burgers to your husband, ask him to prepare them - await his return, and then serve with cheese, ketchup, mustard, relish, chips and fresh veggies.

When I prepare them myself I do this:  Heat grill to medium or hot (basically, crank the gas, ignite the grill, and let it heat for about 5 minutes).  Put the burgers on the grill - know your grill - most have "hot spots".  After about 4-6 minutes, depending on your grill and how well you like your burgers prepared, flip them using a very long handled spatula.  After another 4 minutes, remove to a CLEAN PLATE (not the plate you carried the raw meat to the grill on) and serve.

Now, burgers are a family staple for us from May until October - I'm gonna take you thru preparing all those favorite pub burgers with things like mushrooms, bacon, cheddar, guacamole, grilled onions, raw onion, lettuce, blue cheese stuffed burgers, pizza burgers, etc!  I'm even planning to teach you to patty your own burgers - not because it's easy, nor is it necessarily cheaper, but it is healthier, and some burger favorites require that you make your own patties so that you can stuff them.  That's to come - expect burgers every other week from here to October!  Oh, I forgot, we're also gonna make our own veggie burgers and our own black bean burgers!  mmmm! - oh, and the sides - potato salad, coleslaw, bean salads, mmmmm!  YEAH SUMMER!

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