Last weekend I made a surprise dinner for my oldest sister and brother-in-law, who both turned 60 in June. My niece and I coordinated it. They would go to 5:30 mass on Saturday, I would go over and get in the house and have dinner almost prepared when they returned. I was thinking of going with a tried and true dinner but I saw Food TV's contest last year on building a better burger and I have always wanted to make the burger that was voted "Best Alternative Burger." It's called Grilled Pork Burgers Indochine and they are a keeper! So good they were, I decided to make them again tonight just for myself. Look at the ingredients that go into the ground pork:
Time to fire up the grill:
Oh, and there is a dressing you make for the buns. Actually, the recipe calls for mini french loaves. The dressing is basic mayonnaise with lime juice, green onions, cilantro, and basil. In roughly 9-10 minutes the burgers are done and the french loaf has been grilled/toasted:
Quite delish!! I must say there is one ingredient that was called for that I did NOT put in. It calls for a quarter cup of vietnamese fish sauce. I just couldn't do it. Maybe I'm missing a key flavor but I felt it was worth the risk.
Now onto the random photos for the day. Instead of picking up my room and vacuuming, I decided to try to hone my bird photo-taking. As you can tell, I haven't made much progress. See the cute little nuthatch? Wow, he just wouldn't stand still:
Sometimes it pays to not clean up under the feeders!
Last shot. A photo of one of my jay "babies"
Okay, I need to get back to laundry. Have a good evening. Not to rub it in, but we had another spectacular weekend with low temps and low humidity. I just know we will pay for it later.