Meet My Friend George
I have a friend George who is very popular in my house…I love him and so does Hunni. He’d like to say hello…
Yes our friend George is a George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine. But he isn’t your typical grill you find in most dorm rooms and 1st apartments….no he has several removable plates that can be used from anything such as the traditional grill to a high-tech waffle maker.
George was one of the best wedding gifts we received and the most used next to our GPS Nuvi.
Typically George is in grill mode. We used to grill all our meats on the grill and when Hunni is in a meat mode he still uses George for good old chicken, burgers or sausage. We have a porch but no traditional grill so George is a great substitution of the summer feel of burgers. Lately though the only burger George has been seeing are our home-made (and sometimes store-bought) bean burgers. The other day we had Herbed White Bean burgers.
I should have let them chill a little longer in the fridge but I was hungry and my arm was starting to look tasty. But I like the browning and grill marks George gives as long as I make sure to spay him down with this before hand…
Usually we use flat buns like Arnold Sandwich Thins or Bagel Thins but Hunni misunderstood when I sent him out so we ended up with thin sliced bread. It worked but wasn’t as burger bun like.
My burger toppings are pretty simple but we have our own personal McSteamy for the veg. He likes to show off.
Frozen veggies and a little garlic salt in the microwave for 6 minutes while the burgers cook is perfect for a great side dish.
George also helps with the quesadillas and wraps in this house. Helps get rid of some of those cans of beans and refried beans that I have stock piled.
But sometimes George gets jealous of McSteamy and tries to be McSteamy himself. Waffles gives him the perfect opportunity.
Mix up some buckwheat pancakes and pour into the sprayed waffle iron George has transformed himself into.
Let him show off and steam away until he’s done. And then lift to the wonders of a nicely browned waffle….or two.
Add a little real maple syrup and agave and it is delicious. Hunni likes to make a PB and syrup sandwich or wrap his chicken sausage up in it. Whatever it is waffles are a great quick meal…and we usually make them vegan 🙂
So George is a great friend and we usually couldn’t do dinner without him.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget?