Friday, September 25, 2009

It's Been A Burger Kind of Week...

...not that there's anything wrong with that!

I haven't posted a lot this week because my youngest son has had football practice for 2 hours for every night this week and then a game last night. When you get home at 8 or 8:30 on school nights, there's not much time for cooking and even less for photos or food styling....

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

It's okay because Trevor is loving playing football on his team. They are now 0-5 and he doesn't care. No one in our family played football and he doesn't care. This was all his idea. He loves practice. He loves his teammates. He looks forward to the next game or practice. So we're all behind him on it, even if we do secretly hope for rain so we'll get a night off of practice. (crappy mobile phone picture, but this is our nightly view)
Last night, my parents came into town for his game and spent the night. (He's #38 in the middle.)
We got home from the game and threw together a quick dinner of grilled ribeye steaks, grilled asparagus, broccoli cheese rice and garlic toast in 45 minutes. Then we got up before school this morning and made everyone pancakes and bacon at 6am. It was fun but also tiring. We took a bit to relax after we got the boys off to school and my parents back on the road.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

So tonight when it was just the 4 of us again, no practice, no game, no family, and no older son's girlfriend, we just DID NOT FEEL LIKE COOKING. So we just went with burgers and tater tots.

Alexis always makes our burger patties, tossed with an egg, bread crumbs, a bit of what's this here sauce, and whatever seasonings she can reach at the time (did I mention she's short? Yeah, I'll probably pay for that comment later, but this is all about you, the reader:) )
I do my burgers on the Egg at 500-600f at 2 minutes a flip for a total of 6 minutes for medium.
And since we are going simple, I did a basic burger on plain bun, with just cheese (pepper jack), onion, tomato, lettuce, and condiments.
Yep, it was just a burger night.

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful burgers!

    Thanks for your comments over at ReTorte - I always love hearing from new people!

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  2. A great burger night. And I love tater tots. Ah, football, what a game.

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  3. burgers...what a great idea???

    And I love the photo with the flair up under neath... That is magazine quality.

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  4. Now THAT is a burger I could sink my teeth into!

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  5. Great looking burger - how'd you get your mouth around it?

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  6. When we don't know what we want, there is always some ground beef that can be turned into many things quickly.. So many ways to fix burgers- my last post was wife burger-cheese, onion, ketchup, and mustard. Mine was lettuce, mayo, olives, and cheese.. next time, who knows?

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  7. Thats annoying...hubbie just went for sushi, and now I want a big old burger. Damn.

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  8. Those burgers are cooked perfectly!! This is the second burger post I've read tonight. Guess what I'm making tomorrow!

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  9. I love your burger! It looks delicious!

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  10. Dammit! I forgot that I forbade myself from clicking on this blog when Im hungry...and so here I am...drooling on my keyboard. Trying to work around the spittle to leave this comment.

    1) YAY for football. If I had known about football when I was younger, I probably would have forced myself into some sort of team. So what if Im a girl and a mere 5ft tall?

    2) Speaking of 5ft tall. There is nothing wrong with short. Plus, short as she may be, Alexis is still probably taller than me, am I right?

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  11. It's so nice that Trevor is so into football. Its great that he has a passion for something and actually looks forward to practice. And in a lot of families, burger night means something gross and fried from a large chain. Your burgers look great and reasonably healthy.

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  12. Burgers are always good no matter how simple! As for the ribeye, I pulled some from the freezer to have tonight :)

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  13. I haven't had a good home cooked burger in a while!! And I can totally relate to those nights of endless practice and games....man, they sure do consume a life. Try it with TWO LOL

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