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!