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!