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That's Not Velveeta

It's Spicy Sushi Mayo--you know the kind you get on top of your spicy tuna roll.  Maddy wanted to make some special hamburgers and we found the recipe for the mayo in a little Sriracha cookbook.  She quickly memorized the recipe since we didn't need a full complement of Sriracha recipes, and we left Urban Outfitters with noone the wiser.  Here it is:

1 part Sriracha sauce

2 part mayo

1 TBS lime juice per one cup of sauce

This was pretty spicy so adjust accordingly...conveniently we had a little mayo left in a squeeze bottle and just added the Sriracha and lime juice and shook it.  You can always buy one of those little ketchup/mustard bottles for the same purpose.  It's nice to be able to artistically apply your sauce. 

We did our food shopping in Costco for this dinner, and since I didn't need a metric ton of hamburger buns we bought sourdough bread which was delicious but combined with the thickness of the burger required us to unhinge our jaws much like a snake to take a bite. Maddy created the romaine lettuce bun for her burger. Luckily we already had a ripe avocado. I wish avocados were more like bananas and could ripen in the car on the way home.  Avocados in my house tend to be of two varieties--rock hard or covered in mold.  Costco also has some nice organic meats, and we bought ground beef and chicken breast there too. 

Not pictured are the commercial sweet potato fries, gasp!  Actually, Alexia makes some good potato products.  I want to try their sweet potato puffs--or sweet potatertots as we call them.  We also had some brown butter asparagus---did I post that recipe here already?

1 lb. asparagus-woody ends snapped off

4 TBS. unsalted butter

3 TBS. soy sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place butter in a baking dish and melt in the oven until it is lightly browned.  Add asparagus and soy sauce, shake to coat.  Roast for 20-30 minutes, shaking once or twice. 

It was our last home cooked meal with Maddy, and now she knows how to properly grill a medium rare burger.  I was going to title this post "Sadness Burger" but Maddy didn't want the blog to go into a despair spiral.   Happy Cookie Boat!  There, now I feel better.

Basil Fest!

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