Monday, September 6, 2010

Busy Day and Awkward Blogging. Oh, and a Burger.

Harumph, dear readers. Just... harumph.

(ground turkey... for the weak at... stomach?)

I uploaded the pics for this blogpost last night. I'd been saving this blog post all day as my reward for doing real work.

So last night when I realized that I had done my work and was completely prepped for Tuesdays teaching marathon, I dutifully selected the few pics that would actually make it from my memory card to this post.

By "dutifully selected", I most nearly mean that I narrowed each shot down to a couple of options and quizzed a semi-willing friend on "which is better?" Small beans... the pictures were selected by someone.

And then they were uploaded.

And then they were put in order.

And then I stared at them.

I... had nothing. No words. No inspiration. No motivation even.

I bugged the same semi-willing friend for a topic. She... was no help. She even compared some of my pics (the only things I had going for me at that point) to dog food.

Yes. Yes, I know. We're no longer friends.

So... I metaphorically shelved this blogpost for the night. I closed the laptop. I walked away. I slept on it.

(Who am I kidding? I slept on my bed.)

But then something funny happened at lunch today. Or... more accurately... in the small portion of time in which I should be having lunch.

Something about eating poptarts from a refrigerated vending machine just... well... made me remember everything that was wonderful about the burgers I couldn't bring myself to post last night.

So there you have it.

A glimpse into the inner workings of my bizarre little mind, and a new twist on some leftovers that you may recognize from the Easy Gyro Pizza.

Here's the rough recipe: (I'm blogging from the office, remember?)

.5 lb of ground turkey
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp salt
cracked pepper to taste (meaning I didn't measure)
half a red onion, chopped
pat of butter for sauteeing onion
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
sour cream
feta cheese
1 sheet of puff pastry
1 egg

1. In a small skillet, brown up the red onion in butter.
2. In medium bowl, combine ground turkey, oregano, salt, pepper, and red onion. Mix.
3. Form into three patties, filling each with a bit of mozzarella cheese.
4. Cook patties in a medium skillet.
5. Lay out thawed puff pastry sheet.
6. Dollop sour cream in the middle of each sheet and top with feta. When burgers are done, place on top of feta.
7. Wrap puff pastry around burger and seal edges.
8. Brush pastry tops with egg wash.
9. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.

I hope your lunch was better than mine. Two hours later... I'm already hungry.


Evan said...

That first picture made me a little nauseous, but then I realized you were doing puff pastry burgers. Mmmmmm.

A Slice of Concentrated Love said...

Even keeping in mind the first picture.... I really wanna try that next time we have burgers.... which is like at least once a week. I know....

Amber said...

puff pastry + burgers seems like a new reason for living.

Me! said...

i had a slice of leftover frozen pizza that was like a week old. and some stale triscuits. so your poptart doesn't sound too bad. i would have grated or microplaned the onion. there is a time and place for chunks of onion but they are not in the burger. on top and caramelized is another story.

aperul8 said...

I'm in love with this post. IN LOVE!

Anonymous said...

Please post anything new so I don't have to see this disgusting picture every time I check your blog!

I love you and all your blog postings but this picture is pushing over the edge!!

mom :)