I have had a horrible 'Hot head cold' for the last couple of days that I have bombarded with medication. I have kept myself going and went to feed the ducks before dropping Euan at school this morning. We saw a Crested Grebe and we couldn't quite believe how long it stays completely submerged for. We also saw ducks, Swans and cygnets, a baby Moorhen and a very hungry, huge Carp. Straight after the school drop off I went shopping. I came home put all the shopping away and then when I was coming downstairs I don't know what happened, I didn't trip, but crikey Mikey, I hurt my toe! It is now a wonderful shade of deepest purple! I am coming to the conclusion I am somewhat accident prone!
Henry has applied for a 'Part time' job to start in November. Fingers crossed he will get an interview. It is at a new 'Children's Soft Play Centre' that is opening in the town. It will be enormous. There will also be a children's F1 racetrack. Euan can't wait for the place to open. To meet the application deadline I helped Henry with his CV. He put down Cooking as one of his interests! I pointed out 'Crisp and cheese toasted sandwiches' is not exactly what most people call cooking, he pointed out he can also make 'Instant Noodles'. Tonight I pinned both boys down to make homemade burgers from scratch. I am worried Henry will leave home without the thrifty skills to take care of himself, so I intend to give him a cookery course over the next few years. They both enjoyed burger making, once they got over getting their hands dirty! Euan made plain burgers and Henry added Chilli to his.
Makes 4 Burgers
500g of lean Minced Beef
2 tsp of dried mixed herbs
1 beaten egg
1 large tablespoon of Tomato Puree
(1tsp of Chilli flakes) Optional
salt and pepper
Modge about a bit with your hands, elbow deep until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed, making lots of ewwww, yuk! urghhh! Noises as you do so. Shape into burgers and squabble about who is putting what on which plate to chill them in the fridge for half an hour. Walk the dog! Come home again and pop the burgers under the grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes each side...we do not like medium or rare meat! While the burgers are grilling get every condiment and pickle known to man, out of the cupboard and adorn your burger bun or 'naan bread'. (Euan wanted a 'Naan Bread' burger). Get copious amounts of burger cheese and build a burger bun or if you are Weight Watchery just serve two hefty burgers with lots of salad, minus the bread.