Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Classic Burgers

So, this happened today:

More on that later. I'm not sure about you, but I think it's much more difficult going back to work after a long weekend. I had four days away from teaching, and it was a bit of a struggle to get back into the swing of things this morning. Still, my students helped me power through, and I found myself in the midst of a rather productive day. Grading, copying, prepping--check, check, and check!

After some traffic, errands, and chores, Terry and I set out for a run. We officially kick-started our half-marathon training today! We're signed up for the Disneyland Half-Marathon on September 2nd, and we decided on a three-month training plan. We trained halfway to a half-marathon before, but we ended up having to cancel the race because we were on our cruise (darn!). So we're officially off and running. (<--Please forgive the pun.) Today was nice and light: two miles at a conversational pace, and I also did about 45 minutes of yoga. All the stretching felt incredible on my sore muscles from water skiing.

Today I got the craving for a classic burger. You've seen my fancier burgers, like my caprese burgers or my feta-stuffed Greek burgers. But tonight was all about the all-American turkey burger. I wanted cheese and bacon and fries on the side. I wanted it so badly that I didn't care when our cheese looked like this:

You mean it's supposed to be all one color? And that color isn't green?

The heart stomach wants what it wants. Sometimes simple is best.

Our burgers included:

  • ground turkey
  • turkey bacon
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • tomato
  • spinach
  • red onion
  • BBQ sauce (for Terry)
And we ate a few sweet potato fries on the side. Oh, and Terry dipped an onion in BBQ sauce. Not ok. 

"It's a healthy onion ring."

Then we watched the latest episode of Mad Men, which was fantastic! For other fans out there: How did the episode change your opinion of Joan? And what do you think about Peggy's story? The previews for next week already have me so excited!

And now I'm cuddled up watching "The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric" on ABC. I'm healthily obsessed with the royal family. I may or may not have woken up at 4:30 am to watch the Royal Wedding last year. Terry and I wanted to dress as William and Kate for Halloween (but didn't have anywhere to go...). When we went to London for our honeymoon, we bought a "God Bless the Queen" pillow that now sits proudly on our couch. It's not weird, right? Any other royalphiles out there?

Scout won't admit it, but he has a major crush on Kate Middleton.

What's your favorite "classic" food?

How much mold is too much?

1 comment:

  1. That Mad Men episode was amazing! I was more surprised by Peggy's storyline's than Joan's. I can't wait for next week's episode! I am a little upset that there is only 2 more episodes. That was the. shortest. season. ever. after the looooongest break ever.