Friday, April 16, 2010

When Only A Burger Will Do

The trees are leafing out at Almost Heaven South.

A good burger may be Bev’s favorite meal and sometimes she just has to have a fix. When I asked what she’d like for dinner and gave her several options I believe she said hamburger after each one – so guess what we had. I also suggested several side dishes and she kept coming back to potato salad – one of my all time favorite things to eat.

For my burger, I added about a tsp each of Worcestershire and Cajun Power Garlic Sauce ala Chez – but Bev just wanted her usual of Tiger Seasoning and S&P. Since she was home, Bev made the tater salad ala my mom, which meant potatoes, onion, boiled eggs, celery, celery salt, mustard, mayo, S&P. It’s pretty basic but I ate so much of it as a kid, it’s still my preference, although I can enjoy it with other items – pickles, olives, etc.

Alex, the picky eater, would never eat potato salad, but she likes potatoes coated in oil, sprinkled with dry ranch dressing mix and baked. So we fixed her a batch of them but did them in a foil-lined pan on the grill.

Finally, we had a chunk of fresh pineapple that needed to be used, so I sliced it into three pieces and tossed it on the grill, then after flipping, poured on a little rum. It was a very pleasant evening and Bev really enjoys sitting on the deck and sipping wine while I grill – and I like it as well. The whole meal was very good and we each got our fix, Bev’s burger, my potato salad and burger ala Chez.

In case you missed my late addition of this to my post for Wed, Lea Ann over at Mangos, Chili and Z has a blog spot she calls "Just Grilled" and this time did one on Big Dude. If you want the dirt on me and to visit a great blog, stop by there.

HELP - the other day, I saw a recipe for coconut shrimp and I cannot remember where - if it was one of you please let me know. thank you.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Now you're talking! I love sipping wine while Mr. barbecues and I think grilled pineapple is exquisite. I'm guessing the Kansas Foodie in St. Thomas posted the recipe - but that's only a guess. ;)

  2. Vickie - Don't know if he has, but it well could have been a subliminal message from all the rum he's been using.

  3. This is a fantastic porch meal. It's so nice to sit and have a relaxing meal with people we love. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

  4. Larry, there is nothing like a good ole hamburger, and when I think of one I always think of those you could get yearz ago from a bar grill... they were a little crispy on the outside and so full of flavor.

    That whole plate looks delish! Have a wonderful weekend with your bride.

  5. Nothing beats a good burger. I'm not much of a fan of potato salad, but I could have enjoyed Alex's variety. And I'd have been all over that grilled pineapple, too. Congrats on being spotlighted!

    Your yard looks a lot more leafed out than ours. Lookin' good, Dude!

  6. Burgers are such a treat when the weather first warms up, aren't they?

    Will hope over to Lea Ann's shortly to see the post.

  7. Beautiful colors.

    And that meal is indeed heaven! I'm with you on the potato salad. I do have a cold baked potato salad I enjoy, but you can't beat this old fashioned kind.

    I am so sorry to hear of your MIL's passing. Losing a parent is never easy and I remember when I mama passed, I was 40 years old, but still felt kind of orphaned since daddy had passed a few years before. It's an odd experience when the last parent goes.

    I have a coconut shrimp on my blog. Email me if you're still looking for it and you can see if that's the one you were looking for.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I'm like Bev.... Every once in awhile I have to have my burger!!!!! I crave them--along with a good hot dog and some pizza (just ever so often)....

    Your burgers sound wonderful...... Yum!!!!

    Have a great weekend.


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