Monday, October 4, 2010
Homemade Fast Food
Sometimes you just want a burger or a hot dog. Well, truth be told, I don't normally crave those things anymore, until I smell the grill heating up, that is. Saturday for lunch, my husband decided to make himself a hamburger and fries. So I decided to grill myself a couple of dogs -- Yves brand. Luckily I was able to find some stale whole wheat buns in the fridge (hint -- you can wrap them in a moist paper towel and microwave for about 5-10 seconds -- good as new -- unbelievable but true! I don't know how I know this, my head is full of knowledge of dubious origin.) So we had the frozen burgers, the veggie dogs, the buns, I needed something fab to place atop my mustard-smeared hot dogs -- so I sauteed some purple onion, purple cabbage and yellow pepper -- I love purple veggies, have you noticed? While I was doing this, my husband made some oven fries. He has become quite the amazing fry cook. He used my recipe (see the previous post "A Weekend Tofu Scramble") but he also added some lemon pepper. It turned out to be very agreeable.
Besides making his wife vegan french fries, my non-vegan husband has recently been making more of an effort for me by assigning a portion of the grill's real estate for non-meat or -cheese items! So sweet! Gotta toot his horn whenever I notice that carnivore's mind opening, if even just a little!
The Yves brand hot dogs were tiny, so I made myself two of them. They were absolutely delicious with my selected toppings, but I believe I prefer tofurkey italian sausages, and the portion is larger, so one is enough. However, I did enjoy these home-cooked dogs and fries. Was there fat? Yes, but veggie fat. were there carbs? Yes, but whole wheat carbs. Homemade vegan fast food -- another delicious option!