Every dawn brings something special to each and everyone of us, every dawn brings hope. The sun comes, bringing with it the first appearance of sunlight and a fresh new day begins. Ahhhh. The salmon glow across the horizon, the smell of dew and earth, the chirping of birds... Dawn welcomes all these lovely things into our lives. Notice them, Dear Readers. Allow your surroundings to inspire you to get into your kitchen and create.
This afternoon, I have a tired, hungry and incredibly busy teenager to feed. What to do? What to do? Create! Dah! My predicament? Tomorrow I am hosting a birthday dinner for my husband, Russell, and I do not want a lot of leftovers in the house. Tonight I want to make something my teenager, our youngest daughter, Mia, will enjoy and devour. Choices. Choices. I decided to let the dawn and the scents of morning inspire me. The dawn was pink. Pink makes me think of meat. The smell of earth was everywhere and that made me think of gardening. Gardening make me think of what I will plant this season and that made me think of potatoes. So, I decided to make my stuffed burgers and something with potato.
To start, I will prepare a simple filling of cream cheese and melty cheese, season the organic beef, divide the meat into portions, stuff each portion and cook the burger stovetop. (Visit my Recipes page for my stuffed burger recipe.) I think I will cook the potatoes on the stovetop as well. Perhaps I will make a sort of layered pancake? I'm thinking about using a mandolin to thinly slice the potatoes and cook them until crisp in some ghee or WAIT, bacon drippings! Plate everything with a crisp, fresh salad and dinner is served! See how easy it is to create a meal?
Maybe you would prefer to make a salmon burger? That would be delicious as well. Instead of using the cheese filling as a stuffing. spread it on bread and toast it. Top that creamy, melty goodness with the salmon burger and YUM, dinner! Plate it with the potato pancake and a salad. This would be a Lent-friendly meal option.
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