Ad

Friday, February 22, 2008

Eclipses And A Novel Way To Make A Cheeseburger!



I'm hoping you all got a chance to see a really excellent eclipse of our moon Wednesday night about 9PM. Here in West Michigan, the air was cold, crisp and clear- perfect for a good look! I took a picture that is by no means a good one, but it clearly shows the shadow on the moon. I think the next one will be in 2010, so I am glad I got my butt off the downstairs couch and saw this! Things like this help me remember Earth is actually round....
The next subject is a style of burger I've wanted to try, but never did until Thursday night. Instead of my usual 1/3 lb. burgers topped with cheese and goodies, I made 4 thin patties from ground chuck, seasoned them, put a thick slice of cheddar-jack cheese on the two bottom ones, then put the two other patties on top of them, sealing the edges completely-no cheese showing. Fried both burgers until medium-rare, then topped with onions, lettuce, mayo,pickles, catsup and mustard. Really worked out well! Toppings held better than if they were sliding around on cheese, and created a great flavor meld, without the normal mess! I'll be doing this again, real soon!
Tomorrow a small chili cook-off, then I have to make 15lbs of danish meatballs for a birthday bash that night! Have fun for me this week-end- I'll be too busy!

24 comments:

Mona said...

Buf, Thanks for that very unique recipe. Its a must try, it sounds so yummy!

I had no idea we had a lunar eclipse on Wednesday...

15 lbs of meatballs!! that is ever so many!

Mel said...

My weekend plans include lots of sleep.

That burger looks so good!

Leighann said...

The burger looks fantastic, however mine would have had to have been WELL done!!

I SO wanted to catch the eclipse and show my kids, and totally SPACED it off!

snowelf said...

Oh Yummy!! I don't even like hamburger, but this sounds delicious. I bet I could do it with some chicken :)

I didn't know about the lunar eclipse either, but i'm sure i was snoozing. ;)


--snow

DutchBitch said...

Nah, didn't see it. Was asleep. It was 4 a.m. over here... and I couldn't bring myself to wake my bitch existence up that early..

Now I'm hungry for a cheeseburger and it's only 9 a.m.!!!!

Casdok said...

That Cheesburger definetly looks worth trying!

MarmiteToasty said...

Ok, now thatas made me hungry for burgers lol

I make cheese burgers, only I put yummy stinkie strong stilton in the middle.... Mmmmmmmmmm Mmm lol

Good luck with all those balls this week end lol you will be all 'balled out' come sunday.....

x

buffalodickdy said...

Mona- I'm no astronomy major, but I think when I watched it, it was mid-morning in India- on the other side of the world!
15lbs of meatballs for the group I'm feeding? They'll be gone in the first pass through the buffet line!
mel- Cool way to make a burger!
leighann- I can make them well-done- but yuk!
Snowniece- I was snoozing too, but my wife woke me up!
DutchB- Don't blame you... I'm always up for a cheeseburger!

buffalodickdy said...

casdok- really easy, and worth it!
marmie- I love Stilton, or any veined cheese with a burger!

Mike M said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dana said...

When will you be opening the Buff Burger joint???

doggybloggy said...

another burger winner....

cloudy in NYC we didnt get a chance to see it....

In_spired said...

Eclipse? It was VERY cloudy here...no chance of seeing even a 'star sparkle'.

Have a good cooking week-end! We have a busy day today, also; but something that is FUN!

Will catch you next post...

Jen said...

I totally miss the eclipsed. Completely forgot about it, even though I had it written down in my planner, can you believe?

Cheese in the middle of two meats, brilliant!

Annie said...

I do like a good burger, one with the meat mixed with worcestershire and onion and blue cheese especially.

I will try to have fun while you are working away in the kitchen.

Jeff B said...

I've done the "cheese on the inside" burger before too. It's a great idea. Thanks for sharring.

Akelamalu said...

You're not doing my diet any good at all Buff! Yummy!

Bina said...

Yes I did see the eclipse. Started watching about 8:30. Very cool!

Dang that is a BIG burger!

You have to make 15 POUNDS of those things??? Geez! I hope you have a really big oven!!!!! That should take a while.

You know how my day went yesterday. Today? Cleaning. I spotted some dust on my ceiling fan and now it's war. I will dust every speck of this house today and by noon, there should be no dust in sight! Dust and I are mortal enemies.

buffalodickdy said...

Mike- Burger time!!!
dana- I've been a salesman too long- I couldn't work that hard or that long!
DogB- For whatever reason, this really worked for me...
in_spired- What ever happened to "The stars at night, are big and bright(stomp,stomp,stomp!) deep in the heart of Texas? :)
jen- This stuff always interests me, I'm glad my wife woke me up from my dozing..
annie- I agree with everything you just said about a good burger...
jeff- I had eaten one that way, but had never made one- easy and good!
Ake- Dieting is rough, when I go on mine, no one will ever read my blog!
bina- Clean our house- I will feed you like a Queen! Two packrats who bred two more- that's us!

meredic said...

I am glad that you saw that eclipse BD. It was in the wee small hours here, and though I was up a few times it was cloudy all night.
Thanks for taking a picture as well.

Roger said...

Damn good looking burger!

Odat said...

I happened to catch the first 10 minutes of the eclipse...was pretty awesome... then I had to sleep..lol.
That burger looks great...but I wonder if it would work with softer cheeses....i mean would they melt out before the burger was done?
Peace

pinknest said...

wow, now this sounds yummy. the hidden cheese!! hahaha. i'd like to see a cheeseburger eclipse in the sky, thank you very much.

Tanya Kristine said...

i was passed out. poop.