Children with Granny, the man off with some friends, I had the joy of making lunch in total peace and quiet this afternoon.
And I had a hankering for a veggie burger.
1 can of black beans, rinsed, drained and mashed
1/4 c ground flax seed
3 Tbsp bone suckin’ bbq sauce
When I was getting out veggies for burger toppings, I spotted some mushrooms hiding in the back of the fridge. Into the burger mix they went.
Shhhhh, listen? Do you hear that? Just a quiet burger sizzle and a gentle bubble of my veggies steaming.
I had a little lunch date with a certain boyfriend, we had a few things to go over.
On an Ezekiel roll with mustard, sliced dill pickle, red leaf lettuce and a side of steamed broccoli and cauliflower drizzled with another tablespoon or so of bbq sauce, just because.
The veggie burger mix make 3 nice sized patties, about 170 calories per patty.
My quiet afternoon wore on and soon we had to run off and fetch our children from my mom’s house. And eat dinner there too. How convenient.
Some yummy appetizers – mushroom and artichoke bruchetta on rice crackers.
Food Should Taste Good jalapeno chips,
to go with pink bean and salsa dip.
and Moong Dahl with spinach for dinner. Served with naan.
Why is everything your mother makes so good?
After dinner, there was trouble brewing. Ultimate White Cake from the Wegmans bakery kind of trouble.
Oh uh – big trouble. Big, thick, delicious, vanilla trouble.
Don’t look Brendan.
Trust me, it got ugly. I must spare you. It burns! It buuuuurns!