Friday, March 05, 2010

A Year of Deer, Episode 10: Burgers, Revisited

This past Wednesday we enjoyed venison burgers for the second time. Burgers are Travis' department, so he was in charge of the mixing, forming, cooking, etc. This time around he used the same seasoning mix (we bought a large shaker at Costco, so we'll be seasoning burgers with that stuff for a LONG time to come), but instead of the dried minced onions he added last time, I suggested he throw in some chopped green onions, since we happened to have some in the fridge (hence the green speck you see in the photo). We also topped them with provolone instead of cheddar...again, because it's what we had. The sound bite of the night came while Travis had both hands deep in a bowl of ground venison, mixing everything together. He looked at me with a grin and said, "This is like playdough for men." Classic.

While husband worked on the burgers, I peeled and chopped and seasoned some potatoes for oven fries. (This was after husband went into the pantry and discovered that over half the potatoes in the bag, which I'd recently purchased, had turned into nasty oblong pockets of potato pus, barely contained by their rotting skins. Sorry, I know that description is gross, but so were those potatoes! I've never had that happen before...perhaps I should google "potato pustulence" to research what went wrong. Do any of my readers have insight on this? Leave a comment!) Anyway, after cleaning up the mess and picking out the few unaffected potatoes, I finally got the potatoes prepped and in the oven.

Sometimes when cooking, I have the good fortune and foresight to time everything just right so that every dish is ready at the same time. Not so Wednesday night. We ate our burgers, and then about 20 minutes later, the potatoes were ready. Oh well. I spun it as a "two course meal" and in the meantime we watched some of the over 30 hours of Olympics coverage we have on the DVR.


Jen said...

Hi Suz,
My name is Jen, I found your blog because we had some things in common :) The 'playdoh for men' quote made my night--haha, I was thoroughly cracked up!

I've enjoyed stopping by, and 'meeting' you! Have a blessed weekend...

suz said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Great to "meet" you, too! :)

HH said...

Don't forget your reading Peter Pan too!!!