Monday, October 11, 2010

Back to Basics

I've felt like a slacker not having posted anything for a while.  I'd intended on doing a salmon recipe over the three day weekend, but kept forgetting to take the salmon out of the freezer and couldn't decide on a recipe.  So, I thought I'd keep it simple this time - burgers.

Of course, I'm not big on bland food, so I did season the patties with salt, pepper, and Montreal Steak Seasoning.  Kristen made some sweet potato fries with french fry seasoning.  We debated putting them on the grill as well over indirect heat, but decided against it. 

Tonight's beer is Abita's 'Save Our Shores' Pilsner.  It's an unfiltered Weizen Pils, which is not really my favorite type.  I loved the amber ale from Abita I had before, and also enjoyed the Pecan Harvest.  This is the only Abita type we've been able to find locally so we picked up a bottle.  Plus I learned tonight that each bottle generates a donation to help clean up the Gulf oil spill, so it has that going for it, which is nice.

The burgers were good, and the beer tasted better paired with them.  I overspiced them a bit, but I'd rather have food with too much flavor than bland food. 

All in all, a good meal.  Nothing too fancy or too complex in preparation.  Plus it gives me another blog entry, and I have more reasons why now.

Last week I was offered a new job at my company, and I accepted.  The department sent out a notice with a blurb from each of the new employees.  Of course, I had to take the opportunity to promote this site, and I got several positive comments from them.  They also took the opportunity to, um... 'inform' me that the department has frequent pot lucks at work. (hint-hint) 

The challenge will be around making items that everyone can enjoy.  There are a lot of people from India on my team, and I'm slowly learning their customs.  Many of them are vegetarian, and there are days when those who do eat meat have restrictions.  Most don't eat red meat at all.  So it will give me the incentive to try some of the vegetable dishes like squash, shitake mushrooms, eggplant, etc.   =o9


  1. Congrats again on the new job Dave!!

    I used Montreal Seasoning on my sliders tonight and they were awesome!! Thanks for the suggestion!! :)

  2. congrats on the promotion! love what you did to my husbands desk!