Summer time - I love it! But with high temps this month above 100 everyday, I continue my salad and sandwich menu. It's too hot for much cooking. Fortunately, my husband is so easy when it comes to meals that he'll gladly eat a salad or a sandwich anytime.
One of my favorite quick 'n easy meals is Morning Star Chipotle Black Bean Burgers - Yes, I get 'em at Costco, like so many things in my kitchen. See them right there in the basket?
I also buy with these little pieces of cheese which are already cut the right size for eating with crackers. Recently I found new a new variety pack which includes gouda, french swiss and havarti. yum On a burger, the more cheese, the better, right? And don't just put on a slice of American or Cheddar - be original!
I like to use really tasty cibatta rolls, you know what bakery I bought those from....this is getting redundant.
Top them with pepperocini rings or pickles (or both), crisp lettuce and a vine ripened tomato if you are lucky enough to have one.
And then - oh yeah.... a little guac! I love these small 100 calories packs because one package is perfect for two sandwiches. And guacamole on a burger is the best!
Add a side of fruit, some carrots sticks, or kettle potato chips (if I'm in an "I don't care, they are tasty" mood.) Dinner is served! on the patio
It takes less than 10 minutes to cook the burger from the freezer - no thawing required and dinner is ready without heating up the kitchen. I still have time to chill or go for a swim.
Happy summer, hope you're not melting,