Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Pretending It's Summer!
On the menu for dinner yesterday was hamburgers...the inside winter kind cooked on the stove. I had found a delicious sounding recipe for inside burgers, with a brown mushroom sauce and was happy to go ahead with "my plan." Brant came home and saw the burger out and said..."Lets BBQ!" I figured he was thinking gas grill, you know quick to start and quick to cook! The next thing I knew he was standing in the kitchen, arms plum full of lighter fluid and charcoal briquettes fishing through my drawers looking for my candle lighter! I got a sudden thrill up my spine, started fishing myself for any sign of fruit and fresh veggies and VIOLA (thanks Sig for pointing out my spelling errors! ;)) I made a fruit salad and even had fresh lettuce and tomato for the burgers! I baked some oven fries, which were really the only thing the kids ate since they are all feeling crummy, but hey...we have LOTS of left-overs! It may not be summer but we sure had fun pretending! One other bonus...having the oven on to cook those oven fries turned out to be a huge blessing, since Brant was back and forth out onto the deck. The oven kept us toasty warm!