Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Awesome Burgers on the BBQ

Naturally this is a convoluted story, so if you must...the recipes are at the bottom of the post...but don't you WANT to hear about my first time at the BBQ in two years?

Recently we invited friends over for dinner at our place and somehow my Honey got to talking to her Honey and it was mentioned that a) I'm always whining because we don't have a BBQ and b) as it happens...her Honey was eyeing the latest Bobby Flay cookbook which just happened to be delivered here the next day. Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes is definitely a great little book if you're into burgers...and who isn't.

Somehow, the plans were altered a bit...we were invited there to use their BBQ and prepare the meal. but we all got in the act and had a blast with a little help with some beer and great music. Having perfect weather didn't hurt either.

Burgers a la Bobby Flay: local organic beef -preferrably chuck 80% lean, with an indent in the center for more even cooking; don't oil the grill - just oil the burger
The Menu:
And a few of my old standards

Roasted Potato Salad with Mint

(vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate syrup & fresh fruit)

I even got these lovely flowers to take home. What's your favorite meal when getting together with friends? And is it at their place or yours?


Sylvia said...

Great BBQ, i really enjoy to watch your pictures , it seem that you had a great time . And the burger looks amazing

Hillary said...

You totally did the hamburger trick! :) Great looking meal!