I’ve put pickles on something you’re not supposed to put pickles on again.
But listen, I’m having this thing with burgers right now. I took my kids to In-n-Out for our Christmas Eve dinner – did I tell you guys that? We defininitely had animal fries and double doubles in between making cookies for Santa.
And I’ve been thinking about burgers since then but, you know, New Years resolutions or whatever. So going into this long weekend I told myself I’d get In-n-Out by myself on Tuesday if I was good the entire weekend and then you know what happened yesterday?
A. SNOW. DAY.
In central Texas.
It didn’t snow. It was 19 degrees and I’m happy I didn’t have to go anywhere but I either needed snow or a burger in my life.
Maybe today if it warms up enough for me to leave the house.
I’m back from Salt Lake City – got in late last night. I had the best time at the conference and met so many amazing bloggers that I’d only ever talked to on the interwebs. Plus, Nicole and I got matching tattoos.
That’s a normal thing to do on a work trip, right?
One of my favorite people in all of the blogging world, Kita of Girl Carnivore, puts on an epic Burger Month every year. She recruits a bunch of us burger loving bloggers and literally says to us, “Go crazy!”
And that’s how I ended up making these Doughnut Burgers with Candied Bacon!
If you’re into the sweet and salty combo like me, you really should make these. They will change your life.
The sweet doughnut, the salty bacon coated in brown sugar, the cheese!
You absolutely MUST make them this summer.
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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole – easy weeknight meal! Ground beef or turkey in a delicious sloppy joe sauce topped with cheese and tater tots! Kids love this one!
Originally posted March 2014. Photos updated April 2016.
I know. It’s way too early in the morning to be talking about things like tater tot casseroles.
I was sick all weekend – all weekend! – and didn’t have time to get a bunch of yummy things baked and photographed. I made this and it’s delicious and amazing but I couldn’t stop coughing long enough to take pictures. Being sick is the worst.
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole!
I threw this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole together for my kids yesterday and there wasn’t a tater tot left by the end of dinner.
They absolutely loved it!
I won’t lie, I didn’t think it sounded very good but I stole a couple bites and didn’t hate it. I like sloppy joes, I love tater tots – so yeah, I think I’m just embarrassed to say that I liked it.
Plus, so easy! Perfect for a busy weeknight! You can even make the filling ahead of time and just top it with the tater tots when you’re ready to bake.
Something you may not know about me is that one of my favorite foods is pimento cheese. I don’t know how or why but I have loved it for as long as I can remember.
Almost every week when I do my big grocery shopping trip, I buy a tub of pimento cheese and a bag of those long pretzel rods and then I dip the pretzels in the cheese and that’s all I eat until it’s gone. I mean, is that not one of the weirder things for someone to be obsessed with? Pimento cheese on pretzels? And not just pretzels, it has to be the pretzel rods.
(One the rare ocassion that I don’t feel like cheese, I get Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and then dip the pretzels in that. We’re not even going to think about how many calories that one is, mmkay?)
So when my dear friend Kita asked me to participate in Burger Month again this year, I knew Bacon and Pimento Cheese Burgers were happening.
This was my first time making pimento cheese, if you can believe that. I had it in my head that it was something I could only buy at the store since that was my tradition and all. But it turns out that it’s really easy. It’s just shredded cheese, diced pimentos (in a jar), and mayo. Seriously easy.
I did a simple beef burger with just salt and pepper, grilled for a few minutes on each side. And then I topped it with the homemade pimento cheese, some crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
Also, I learned that I’m really, really bad at making burgers. Normally my husband does any burgers for me but he was in the field so I attempted these and they ended up fat and not wide enough for the bun. Which means that I need to make burgers more often, right?
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