Regardless, let's talk about my burger veganization from the weekend.
I had originally planned to take the burgers to the girlfriends house and put them on the firepit/grill, but decided not to since it was hotter than blue blazes out. So, we enjoyed them here and then went back to swim in the pool at her place.
Regardless, I started out in the morning making these things. Ok, they were yummo - but time consuming. As I was making them I was also multitasking making pineapple-zucchini bread (which I might add was wonderful for my very first try at Z-bread). I however made them early because I wanted to make sure they'd be firm enough to cook. (I've had issues with other recipes just falling apart at the seams.) We're talking an hour, boiling, blending, mixing, blending, mixing shaping.. then they cooled in the fridge for several hours.
When it was time to slice and bake my red-white-blue fries I made a table set-up.
So, I cut into fry shape about 9 medium white, red and blue (which cut to purple) potatoes and arranged them on a cooking sheet. (I wasn't actually planning on 'frying' them.. I wanted them a bit healthier), so they went into the oven to bake for some-odd 45 minutes or so.
I set up the table and got everything ready - then told the girl to come on over because it would be ready soon - and you know, I kinda just wanted to spend some time with her before dinner. I'd make her some bread and had a little giftie for her, so - whatever you don't care.
I 'pattied' the burgers and put them into a frying pan with a little bit of oil. Fried those babies up and coincided them with the baking 'fries' and then thought I'd be creative and serve them in baskets - like many of those burger chains do.. and 'voila' the burger and fries (all american etc) vegan style!
So, those all american burgers and fries... well you see now they can be veganized!
Mmm. I have leftovers.. I'm excited.
So, what's next? Well, I have to make a cake for my baby this weekend, as she's turning four and her party is on Sunday, so I'm taking the weekend off to do that, but RoVL will not be ignored. I'm pulling up some all american food from the last years vault to fill this weekend and we'll discuss that very soon.
So - let the all american picnic churn on! Happy summer, and stay cool. You'll be hearing from me again, shortly... and hopefully said animal will be outta my basement. (say a prayer).
Music enjoyed while cooking:
Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet
A freakin' squirrel!
Mac and Teese