You all know how much I love my burgers. I probably eat burgers in some way, shape or form far too often for any “normal” human being… but you also all know that I am far from normal! I love turkey burgers, buffalo burgers, beef burgers, and heck, even bean burgers. What did I want for dinner tonight? You guessed it (was it that obvious?) BURGERS!
I didn’t want just any burger though… I wanted to go to the international market and get some of the freshest ingredients I could find to recreate one of my favorite burgers out: the Guacamole Bacon Burger from Red Robin. The main reason I haven’t had one in a SUPER long time is because they have about 4,000 calories and a gazillion grams of fat. What I made tonight was by no means a “health food item” but it was significantly more healthy than the restaurant version! On this gorgeous bun from the market’s bakery was:
- a 90% lean beef patty made with egg, seasoned salt, and Worcestershire sauce, cooked in a small amount of reserved bacon fat
- 1 thin slice reduced fat Swiss cheese
- 2 crisp slices center cut Boar’s Head bacon
- 2 slices fresh tomato
- Guacamole made with fresh avocado and about 1/4 c. salsa
It took a BIG mouth to eat this burger (which I have!) It was quite possibly, my favorite thing I’ve made this whole summer. It wasn’t nearly as huge as the restaurant version, and was still just as satisfying. All that was missing was the French fries!
I was a bit lazy though, since I had the fronts of 12 t-shirts to paint for our Follies show tomorrow. The shirts came out adorably, and I’m looking forward to the show AND to the show being over. It’s quite stressful for the campers and the counselors!
Tomorrow night is sure to bring an amazingly fun time: it’s my 10-year camp anniversary party! A handful of counselors and all the directors from my camp are going out for a night out…and I don’t know what we’re doing! Hopefully I’ll have photos of food to share, and definitely stories to tell.
I leave you today with the best camper quote yet. I think the mom of this camper reads the blog, so if you’re reading… your daughter cracks me up! “Hey Mara! Guess what? Yesterday, my sister blowed her nose on a chicken nugget!”