So I’ve got some pretty darn good news: I get to move in to my new apartment early. Nervous news: I AM STARTING LAW SCHOOL. Oh my gosh. I’m nervous, but I have wonderful, supportive family members and friends that are giving me so much hope for the next three years.
In telling y’all this, I want you to know that next week will probably be hectic/crazy and with slim-to-none posts. I will try to time it out so that I can keep up with the pace, even while I am in Hurricane Law, but no promises.
For now, I’m here to tell you all about Goats and Blue Cheese Burgers.
As I alluded to yesterday, during my trip to Wisconsin, we went to boyfriend’s favorite restaurant: Al Johnson’s. Its in a tiny town called Egg Harbor and the food is BOMB DOT COM. I mean seriously. I have never had such wonderful swedish pancakes in my life, topped with about a pint of legit maple syrup. And by legit maple syrup, I mean it was probably taken off the tree that morning.
Hot. Chocolate. For. Breakfast.
I was about as happy as a 7-year-old on Christmas Morning.
And check out the swedish garb on the waitress. HOW COOL!!!
Seriously, you guys, I know I am a fan of Texas and everything, but Wisconsin puts up a pretty good fight. You just can’t beat the places we found in one single county.
Now to the Blue Cheese Burgers. The night before I left for the wondrous adventure, I made blue cheese burgers for the fam.
Basically, it was about the simplest recipe ever, but the patties came out fantastic, and the blue cheese pairing was to die for.
Blue Cheese Burger Recipe: Serves 4
adapted from Ina Garten
(Ps- before I begin, I know I’ve been gettin’ a little crazy with Ina, so next recipe I promise will NOT be from the Barefoot Contessa… but I do HIGHLY recommended her cook books!)
1.5 pounds ground sirloin
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
3 tbsp. A1 steak sauce
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
4 gourmet whole-wheat hamburger buns
4 oz. blue cheese
Combine first 6 ingredients into a bowl and make patties. I tend to make mine about the size of my palm. (But since I am smaller than everyone else, I made the others larger.)
Heat up the grill. Cook the burgers for four minutes on one side. Flip patties. Cook four more minutes. Remove patties and cover with foil.
Add buns to the grill, cut side down, and let toast for a few minutes (cover should be open).
Prepare burgers with bun, meat patty, blue cheese, tomatoes, and arugula. Serve hot.
This recipe is so simple, and a crowd pleaser. Plus, you really don’t have to do anything. Oh, and it has a hint of barbeque sauce in it. TEXAS.
Don’t you just want to take a bite out of it?