Oh, it was clichés galore last night. We enjoyed burgers, with Coors Light while listening to Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama and a bit of Black Velvet, amongst other things.
It was American Independence Day, and Ben wanted an American themed dinner. The weather was glorious, and perfect for a BBQ, but alas, we live in a flat without a garden, and I didn’t have any of those disposable BBQs to take somewhere. That didn’t stop our fun though…
I tried to make oven baked curly fries from scratch for Ben – a good starting point, but they tended to either burn around the edges or go soft rather than crunchy. Gives me a good reason to tweak my method and try again!
But Ben did enjoy his burger – serious Man vs Burger!
Two homemade beef and turkey patties, with 1 1/2 baps, that’s three pieces of bread, onion rings, homemade BBQ sauce, melted cheese, cucumber slices, lettuce and red onion rings. What more could a man want. Oh yes, a beer to wash it down with (I just didn’t take a picture).
I could have thought a little more about the aesthetics of the burger photo, but
unsurprisingly I was being a bit rushed…
I enjoyed my butternut squash wedges. The spicy baked corn-on-the-cob went down well. It was my take on BBQ corn. A mini turkey burger, I even broke my own rule and had a slice of wholemeal granary bread.
And for dessert? It had to be mini doughnuts with a homemade peanut butter dipping sauce.
Did you celebrate Independence Day? What did you have for dinner?