Sunday night I wanted a veggie burger. More specifically a red bean butternut veggie burger with chipotle aioli. So I set out to create my own. I sauteed garlic, shallots and red pepper's in a bit of olive oil and then added small diced butternut squash. This was my first mistake. I should have just roasted the squash first or sauteed it by itself or before all the other veg. But my brain has been in a bit of a fog recently and it all worked out in the end. While this was all cooking I cooked a big pot of millet in a veg broth/water combo to use as a binder. When it was all finished I mashed it all together with a can of kidney beans and cooked em up. First started in an oiled skillet and finished in the oven. I served them on the biggest rolls i've seen in a long time. They were Tribeca Rolls from Whole Foods. I loaded the rolls with alot of homemade chipotle aioli and a salad's worth of mixed greens on each. The aioli was HOT! I first put one chipotle in and wasn't happy with it so I added another which I was happy with but my mouth was on fire. Next time I'll use 1 1/2 chipotle's.
In all the burger was delicious but it smushed all over the place. I need to mess with the recipe a bit to get it to smush less although I don't mind it too much. Peter wanted them alittle bit more well done. Screw him.
I also attempted to make waffle fries. They wouldn't "waffle" some would some woudn't. I havn't figured out why yet because i've made them before. I'll blame the foggy brain.
There is nothing better than waking up on Sunday morning. Getting dressed. Leaving the apartment to find that my NY Times hasn't been stolen. Getting a latte and an everything bagel. Coming home. Toasting the everything bagel. Spreading natural peanut butter on the still hot bagel so it melts and is delicious and eat it up. I wish I had one right now. But it's 9:30 pm and it would give me crazy dreams if I ate this late at night.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Posted by JENNA at 9:10 PM