Burgers

For some reason, I’m craving burgers. Shake Shack opened up a small booth at the track this year, the weather is awesome, it’s almost August… We have a Five Guys in town now, but I like making my own thing. Happily, I just stumbled onto a couple do-it-yourself recipes for a Shack burger and an In ‘n Out Animal. Might have to try these this weekend.

Update: Made the burger’s last weekend and wow were they good. The fine folks at The Meat House in Wilton ground up some meat just for me, and we had some friends over to enjoy. We made up a batch of Shack Sauce, which I highly highly recommend. Stuff is addictive. Also, coating one side of the burger in mustard before flipping it really did bake the mustard flavor right into the burger. I liked it quite a bit, will definitely have to try it again. Overall, success!

Homemade Ice Cream

I got a nice surprise for Father’s Day, Mandy picked up the Kitchen-Aid ice cream maker I’d linked to previously as a present and we made up our first batch of vanilla yesterday.

mixer + kitchenaid ice cream maker + The Perfect Scoop @ Amazon = *heart*

It works great, pulling just the right amount of air into the mix. We let it ripen overnight and enjoyed a great bowl of ice cream with lunch. Mandy also picked up this book on ice creams, where I got the recipe. I think the Aztec chocolate is up next, just need to find some Dutch Process cocoa.