01 February 2011

Five guys? Nope just one.

This blog was originally one that Jason and I both wrote in.  Now I call it my own, but here's a post from him! -K

We've been better about making food lately and although I'm not a blogger nor much of a writer I told my wife I'd try to do some posts about food here and there.

Her burger habit is still in full swing and she takes any chance she gets to try a new burger place. She's tried Five Guys, but this time around she tried One Guy. I rolled out some small burger patties added just a bit of salt and pepper, caramelized onions for 40 minutes and sautéed some baby bella mushrooms with a bit of balsamic glaze and vinegar (not that I like either of those but my wife sure does, so it was well worth the time). She seemed very happy with the results and informed me that she would purchase burgers from One Guy again. On a side note, I'm not sure I understand the fascination with breadcrumbs in a burger, that is more of a meatloaf, but I see so many recipes calling for them these days. I can understand the Cajun/blackened or seasoned burgers those add a nice twist to the flavor, but really is there anything better than just a bit of salt and pepper (besides the obvious cheese and make-everything-better-bacon)?

We also have been trying to do some crock-pot recipes because let's face it, sometimes it's just nice to throw everything in and come home from work not having to cook dinner. We tried a chicken parmigiana recipe from a site by a woman who did crock-pot dishes every day for a year. It wasn't bad but I don't think we'd try the recipe again, I'm too much of a chicken parmigiana snob thanks to my Italian side.

Some salmon currently marinating in the fridge will be up next, though since it's still cold out and we've already done chili recently it might be time for some chicken and dumplings the Jason way soon...

1 comment:

  1. I believe breadcrumbs in a burger are to help it hold together while you're cooking it. They come in handy when using turkey or bison meat, as they're both very lean and can fall apart easily. The breadcrumbs help it stick together.

    Your burger looks great though!