Monday, May 18, 2009
Hello, New Favorite Burger!
Not to channel Martha Stewart or anything, but Sunday was filled with good things. We had a relaxing morning of watching The Office on Hulu, and for breakfast, fresh-baked pumpkin muffins. Around lunchtime, we went to Lowe's (Lowell's as we call it) for ant traps, a yellow jacket trap, Miracle-Gro, and corn and pumpkin seeds. Travis cleared a nice rectangular patch of dirt in our backyard for our first garden where we planted giant pumpkins, zucchini and sweet corn. The pumpkins are just for fun, the zucchini for bread and grilling with olive oil and cracked pepper, and the corn is for devouring with every meal because in the summer, that's all I ever want. Fresh corn on the cob.
After planting and watering, we decided we needed something to grill for dinner. A couple of quick Googles and a trip to the store later, we ate possibly the best meal we've ever made: turkey burgers with feta and olives and fresh Tzatziki sauce. I added a clove of minced garlic to the burger mix and a bit of chicken stock, and used Athenos feta with sundried tomatoes and basil, and diced black olives instead of calamata, and let the whole mix kind of marinate in the fridge for about a half hour before Trav started grilling. I served them in whole wheat pitas with baby spinach, thinly-sliced cucumber and red onion, and some of the Tzatziki sauce. Amazing. And the sauce is even better today. I've been dipping carrots in it and munching away as I've been writing.
After dinner, we sunk into our Adirondacks out on the back lawn and admired our fresh patch of wet garden dirt and talked about what a nice day it was.