occasionally always use food as motivation to do my work. Is that bad? I already told you that my "reward" for finishing the rough draft was making cookies and reading Harry Potter. Well, on an even more simplistic level: no lunch for Valerie until she finishes her rough draft. No, I don't have psycho parents that starve me until I do my homework. I was the one who said this to myself. Weird? Whatever.
So I know I said I would take pictures with a real camera and go all "pro food blogger" with the beautifully photographed step-by-step guide of how to make my meal, but I was
lazy hungry not in the mood. I think lazy probably covers this one. Anyway, I can still tell you about my lunch. ;)
First, Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burgers. Where have you been all my life?
On a recent trip to Trader Joe's I picked up a box of these bad boys.
Well, I'll sort of wrap my review of this burger into my post about what I had for lunch. I cooked it on the stove with some spinach because spinach is my healthy best friend. Then, when it was basically done I put a little cheddar flavored rice cheese on it to melt (dairy is my frenemy...). I topped off my concoction with salsa and had a little Tex-Mex fiesta in my kitchen. I even used the parrot plate!
Now you can admire the parrot!
So you're probably thinking I completely smothered this burger in other stuff and couldn't even taste the chili or lime. Well, I have had these completely plain before so it's safe to say that these burgers are delicious whether you eat them au natural or covered in a fiesta.
Wanna see another fiesta I had a couple of nights ago? Here's a picture of my attempt at huevos rancheros. (notice the dinner sized parrot plate)
In an attempt to be a little more helpful, this burger isn't overly flavored in my opinion. Even if you don't like "chili" or "lime" you won't really notice it. When I eat these I think I'm eating a delicious, if somewhat neutral chicken burger that is not bland but not a flavor explosion. Therefore, these make an excellent canvas for your own creations. I know guacamole is excellent with these. But, when is guacamole not excellent??
In an attempt to be healthy, sometimes I venture away from plain ol' hamburgers. Sure, I still crave them once in a while, but I also love veggie burgers, chicken burgers, turkey burgers, even salmon burgers.
What's your favorite type of "burger"?
Oh, wanna laugh? Check out this picture of me eating a veggie burger...like a beast!