The weather was so nice all week and I just feel so happy wearing lighter clothes and sandals for a change. Walking around, I see blooming cherry blossoms and tulips along the sidewalks and people’s backyards, and people walking their kids or their dogs enjoying the sunshine. I love this time of the year. Unfortunately, we couldn’t visit the tulip festival in Mt. Vernon because my husband and I had been busy (You can see some photos from last year on my previous post)
I have noticed that warm weather comes with people grilling on their balcony or backyard. We had few incidents in our building about our neighbors setting off the fire alarm because they had been “grilling” in their kitchen (our building doesn’t have balconies) Apparently, that didn’t stop me from grilling my own burgers in my kitchen – I just had to make sure that all our windows were open.
I love these open-faced burgers, not only because of the combination of caramelized onions, beef and blue cheese is drool worthy, but also because these burgers have less calories. I used lean ground beef with about 20% fat and substituted hamburger buns with a slice of whole wheat bread. No wonder I didn’t feel guilty eating this burger for dinner.