Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It was a little past ten-thirty in the morning. Traditionally, bacon and eggs or pancakes are standard breakfast fare. And I was heading there. Then, I saw it! This gloss poster of their Pesto Burger. I was mesmerized. The picture was so enticing. It looked real enough to eat. I don't know how long I'd stood there looking at the poster, but the manager cleared his throat twice to get my attention. I inquired as to whether I could have that burger beauty. He told I could have anything on their menu I wanted anytime I wanted it. JACKPOT!!!!! I was going to have a burger for breakfast. WOOHOO!!!!! I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I have a love affair with burgers. From fat juicy patties to cute little sliders, I love the all as long as they are cooked well.
The manager seated me and gave me a menu. For a few seconds, I vacillated on a traditional meal or being a rebel. Rebellion won out and I ordered the Pesto Burger which came with a side of sweet potato fries. As I waited for my 'breakfast', I was a little anxious. That burger on the poster was downright sexy with a hint of roasted red pepper peaking out, topped with a creamy goat cheese. Would that be the burger I received? We have all been seduced by pictures of towering well put together sandwiches of ground meat, cheese, and veggies only to be confronted by a jumbled stack of ingredients leaving us with nothing but lead in our stomachs and regret on our lips.
Imagine my surprise and delight when what arrived in front of me was a very realistic rendition of that delicious poster. Even better was that first bite. The bun was sweet and soft. The burger was cooked perfectly, warm pink center and dripping with juice. The pesto was subtle and mixed wonderfully with the roasted red peppers and that fresh goat cheese. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. The accompanying sweet potato fries were good, but I didn't do them any justice. Maybe next time.
This has to be in my top ten burger experiences. I am looking forward to trying it again. If you're in the Springfield, VA area and looking for a tasty treat, drop by the Silver Diner. They'll take good care of you.
Friday, April 26, 2013
I must say that I'll be going back to Houlihan's again!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Well, I really am a slacker. I haven't checked in here in nearly two years. Quite a few things have happened. One thing that hasn't is my love of baking. I haven't given up my dream of having my own baking spot. And I spend as many hours as time and money allows working on recipes. Sometimes, I even get to collaborate with some really cool people. My other passion is getting the most bang for my grocery buck. I love a good deal! This is enough for the day. I have to pace myself.