Sunday, June 28, 2009

What I Made for Dinner: June 28, 2009

Pork burgers, sauteed potatoes, pickled green beans, served with fruit and coleslaw.

Today we went to a birthday party for my niece and nephew. It was hot and Josh and Alex played outside the whole time. My sister arranged for one of her friends to dress up as Darth Maul and have light saber duels for two hours. Eli, however, rejected this plan: "Don't you want to see Darth Maul?" "NO! I HATE HIM!" So we alternated supervising light sabers outside and chasing the baby all over the house to make sure he didn't open all the presents.

So yeah, we're worn out. We actually would have gotten takeout but we'd already defrosted the meat and needed to use it.

These pork burgers were easy to make and tasty. The potatoes require very little effort and are a crowd pleaser (because they are, essentially, homemade thick-cut potato chips). Slice a lot of red potatoes--maybe a pound?--about 1/4 in. thick. Melt two tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat; add potatoes and leave them there until brown, turning once or twice. When they're done, sprinkle with salt and pepper and a little fresh thyme, if you have some (which I do! Herb garden is still alive!). Eat copious amounts, walk dog and do push-ups to assuage guilt.


  1. You doubt the recalcitrance of my guilt. Many, many pushups indeed. :-)

  2. No, not doubting you! Just realizing my own limitations and how few potatoes I could probably eat if I was forced to rely on push-ups for guilt-reduction!