Never having made a burger of any kind from scratch before, the task of making one was long overdue. Shaping my own chicken burger was…an experience. Raw meat is the most disgusting thing in the universe, and having to touch it was absolutely awful. To make my burger, I used Canadian Living’s “Chicken Burger Melts” recipe. The best thing about this burger was that it allowed me to bring out my old friend, the George Foreman grill for the very first time since learning to cook! Taking out that grill brought back many, many memories from my grilled cheese and plain-chicken-and-bbq-sauce days.
Side note: This burger also represents the first time I have eaten vegetables on a burger. Big step.
Side note II: If purchasing a delicious, mouth-watering cheese such as brie to put on your burger, ensure that you do not eat 3/4 of the cheese prior to your dinner being cooked. Personal experience has found that it is almost enough to kill your appetite.
As for the mango and avocado salad, I am happy to announce that I FINALLY know how to properly peel and cut these two delicious fruits, thanks to a bunchofonlinetutorials. There was a slight moment of panic while making this salad, as my first avocado turned out to be bad on the inside. The new grocery store near my house turned out to be a lifesaver, and I quickly dashed down there to pick up a lovely already-ripe avocado. Disaster averted.
Also, exciting news! As some of you may have noticed, I now have my very own DOMAIN NAME!! Hoorah! I was completely positive that I was going to accidentally delete my blog whilst trying to achieve this url, so I am very happy that we are still here!