Burgers and potato salad! See, vegans are totally normal Americans too. A fugue, a variation on the theme, perhaps.
G saw a friend's pre-Memorial Day picnic meal and got hooked on the idea of a real burger. As I was in the city this morning (more on that tomorrow!), I stopped to do some errands and run into Whole Foods for some sorely needed groceries. I was reaaallly pleased that it wasn't very crowded (Expect the worst, I always say.) I got this brand of burgers because they were on sale (for 3.50):
I got home, listened to the Mets game (we lost boohoo) and whipped up a beet-potato salad (also filled with celery, chopped carrot, onion, mustard, and pickle juice). While that cooled, G was in charge of cooking the burgers while I yelled "That's enough oil in the pan!" ("If I'm in charge of burgers, who's in charge of me while I'm cooking the burgers?" "I am!")
Here's his plate:
Lookit that bright pink potato salad, whoa-oh. Loaded burger on a bun with avocado, spinach, tomatoes, mustard, and ketchup.
And my plate, bun-less:
With red onion as well as the other stuff, potato salad on the side. I added ketchup after the photo and wish I hadn't. I don't really like it but I always forget that. The burgers were okay. They were a little soft (probably because they are gluten-free) and kind of sweet. It is also soy-based (non GMO) and not the shortest of ingredient lists, but it's a rare fun splurge. I definitely could have gone for some bolder spices in the flavorings. Nothing a couple good toppings can't help, though.
And you? How was your Memorial Day? It's damn hot here today. I'm cooling off with a beer, and maybe some banana ice cream later! Enjoy the night, guys.