Patience, everyone, patience. I want you to know just as much as you want to know! Oh, I also forgot to tell you that Michael says thanks for all the birthday well-wishing. He had a truly fantabulous birthday, indeed.
After baking for 3 hours, I had a strange air of confidence around me. Everything had turned out so well, and it all went so smoothly... that I thought to myself, 'Self, you can make anything tonight! Everything you touch turns to gold!' ha. Well, I was planning on making a lovely soup, but ended up not having time before Michael got out of work. So I decided to make up some burgers. Like, from scratch. Also, with no recipe. And honestly, they aren't bad! The texture leaves a little to be desired, so I'll wait until I have the recipe down pat before I tell you how I did it, although I will tell you my basic ingredients:
okara (leftover from making the soymilk last week)
chili hot beans
And this is what they ended up looking like:
not a bad lookin' burger...oh yes, and there were tots. many, many tots.
I baked them at 450F for about 45 minutes, which made them nice and crispy (ok, just a little burned, maybe) on the outsides, but they were still mushy on the inside! I need to figure out my bean:gluten ratio. I used a whole can of beans, which made waaaaay too many burgers:
there's 4 more on another sheet that you can't see
The flavor was tasty and all in all, for winging it, I think I did ok. There's no real opinion from Michael because he came home from work super sick and a kinda vomitous. So he only had tots...
glorious, glorious tots
Although, he did just have one for lunch and said that they were pretty good, but really spicy. Maybe next time I won't use 3 jalepenos, huh? Anyway, obviously, the tots were the star of this show, with the burgers a distant second place.
Today, I am feeling quite craptastic myself, so we're having a brothy soup for dinner. Michael's making it for me and there is an Asian twist involved, so make sure you come back for that one tomorrow. Oh, and don't worry, package buddy, all baked goods were packed up and ready to go last night before any sickness came into the house. All is well.