As I wrote in my first Plank post, I really didn’t know how to make anything except quiche when I first met my husband at 19. My journey in “the culinary arts” has been a long and winding one. I love so many types of foods and enjoy trying new restaurants, as well as frequenting old favorites. And throwing friendly, warm gatherings at my home is a must for me – it really enhances my life!
All that being said, what I have the most practice in is weeknight dinners – though those have changed over the years too. Early on, my husband and I made the commitment to sit down for dinner every night as a family. What a smart decision! It was a great time to stop the madness of everyone rushing every which way, re-connect and catch up on everyone’s goings-on (as my Grandma Fox used to say).
I’ve always tried to make a fresh, healthy dinner instead of getting take out (though that did happen once in a while), because I knew we’d eat better, eat less and ultimately it is less expensive. When my kids were young we had broccoli every night because that was the only vegetable they would eat. Now that they’re grown I get to explore a little more.
So, as I embark on this journey of sharing recipes with you, I have to warn you – they will be all over the map. Right now I am experimenting with vegetarian food, in part because I the more I’ve shifted my eating to that, the better I feel. But also because I’m enjoying experimenting with the different ingredients. Please give some of these a try – you may find you really like them!
Today I’m sharing one of my new favorites … veggie lentil burgers. I’m sure you are thinking I’m CRAZY, but these are so good!
I usually finish these off by wrapping the burgers in a big piece of lettuce and adding a thin pickle, tomato, avocado slices and some condiments…YUMMY! Don’t worry we’ll get onto the roasted chicken with butter and all that…but give this a try!!!
And if you do give these a try, please come back and let me know what you think!
P.S. – Serve these burgers with something delicious to drink, served in my new favorite thing – Santa Rosa etched glasses!