Thursday, July 18, 2013

Paradigm-Busting Vacation Grilling Adventure!

Absurd? Genius? Awful? You decide.

So we're on vacation for a week in Sandwich, MA. You ever hit the grocery store for a week of vacation and sort of go nuts? We did that. We bought a ton of stuff we didn't need (Lucky Charms and a huge thing of relish come to mind). Of course we also bought stuff without getting their necessary partners. I'm thinking of the salsa for which we never bought corn chips. Also when it came time to do burgers for dinner, we realized we forgot buns. Rats.

My wife says, "Why can't we make hotdog-shaped hamburgers and put them in hotdog buns?" 

"Well, because you CAN'T," is what almost came out of my mouth. Then I thought, "Yeah. Why can't we make hotdog-shaped hamburgers and put them in hotdog buns?" So what ultimately I uttered was, "OK."

So here you go folks. Prepare to have your mind BLOWN as I present to you: Hotdog-shaped Hamburgers.

That first flip (or roll, as it were) was tricky. They wanted to come apart. But I babied them and they hung together nicely. Once they were closer to done, they were all nicely-bound, solid meat units.

And so! Here it is. You've got yourself a meal that can also be quite a conversation starter. In fact, they tasted great. They were juicy and easy to handle. The kids ate 'em up. The wife and I did too. Will we do it again? Probably! The question is what to call them. We settled on hamdogs for now, but will be patient and see what else may occur to us later. Any suggestions?  Have you ever been forced to create a new way of doing something by similar circumstances? How did it go?

So anyway. There you have it. The hamdog. As you can see: this was one wild and crazy vacation.

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