Let The Freezer Diving Begin

by zydecopaws on June 13, 2010

Today I mowed the lawn. And, as it turns out, the swamp masquerading as a lawn. Which quickly turned into several opportunities to extract a John Deere riding mower from a bog. When I finished with the part I was able to drive on (and several parts it turns out I can’t drive on) I had about a half-acre of weed-whacking to do.

Needless to say, dinner was going to have to be something simple. Combine that with a desire to get the freezer emptied out enough to defrost it, and before you know it the freezer diving had begun. I spotted leftover supplies from the SCIOLY BBQ and the menu was set. Burgers it was, and not much else.

I started by grilling some onions and pineapple slices. Both were leftovers I found while digging in the refrigerator. No sense in restricting the cleanup to the freezer…

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Next it was the frozen sirloin burgers. I mentioned I was tired from mowing the swamp, didn’t I?

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Some sliced cheddar cheese was next, and I loaded up my burgers with the grilled onions. Turned out Youngest Daughter was unhappy that I didn’t load hers up, but that didn’t stop her from taking the rest of what was on the grill plate and adding them later.

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Here’s a trick I learned a long time ago. Put the bottom burger bun on top of the cheese while it is melting. Not only does it keep some of the cheese from running off the burger, but it heats up the bun at the same time. Then you simply flip the whole thing over when putting it on a plate.

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Three of the burgers got the pineapple-teriyaki sauce treatment. SWMBO has apparently sworn off cheapie buns and had hers sans bread. The one without pineapple was intended as the other half of my meal, but served in a more traditional fashion.

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The pineapple burgers were dosed with a bit of Yoshida’s Gourmet sauce, covered, and served. Although it is my understanding that the boy put pickles on his. No accounting for taste…

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The standard burger was topped with tomato, dill pickles, upscale mustard (excuse me sir, do you have any Grey Poupon?), and a dash of Big Butz Hot sauce. And no, there were no sides prepared for tonight’s meal. What you see is what I ate.

As for the freezer, no telling what might come out of it in the upcoming week and get thrown on the grill. But I am pretty sure I’m not going to the store to restock until it gets defrosted. Mystery meat anyone?

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