It’s that time again…
…or not so lazy for those who had to work like me…Boo. I can pretend can’t I?
Arman’s Spill It, Sundays linkup party over at The Big Mans World. Big ol’ virtual hugs and thanks to our survey creator this week, Miss Alison over at Daily Moves And Grooves. Would you believe that this girl is not even out of high school yet and has such an amazing and well recognized blog?!? Kuddos to you Alison, you’re an inspiration!
Aside from Arman’s witty answers to Alison’s questions, check out all of the other bloggers entries as well as you try to tear yourself away from that delicious looking bowl of Cake Batter Oatmeal Arman posted a mere few days ago…
Before I begin I just want to say…
Happy Father’s Day to the Daddio’s out there!
Someone mentioned something to me the other day… He said that Father’s Day never seems to be as big of a deal as Mother’s Day. Every Mother’s Day, restaurants are booked solid for brunch, lunch and dinner, flower shops are flooded with people fighting their way to the best looking bouquets and jewelry stores are perma-smiling from all of the sales they are experiencing.
Do we see the same for Father’s Day?
As I pondered that thought further, and felt a feeling of sadness for the fact that it’s very much true, I couldn’t help but try to pinpoint why that may be. Is it that whole ‘treat a woman like a queen thing?” Are kids more attached to their mothers than their fathers mostly? Are mother’s seen as the superior or harder working parent and thus are thought to deserve a greater celebration?
Aside from the fact that you should be thankful to your parents EVERY DAY for what they have done and given to you, I don’t find any of those to be true generally speaking. So what could it be? I’m at a lil bit of a loss.
On a happier Father’s Day note, I spend a lovely evening with my parents last night as I invited them over for a nice homemade dinner of something a lil more exotic than their everyday food…My Plate. Burger Porn.
Don’t hate me but I love kangaroo meat (very lean, higher in iron and protein than conventional beef as a result of not being raised in a feedlot. For the same reason, no crappy grains are fed to these animals because they are eating what they normally do. Grass and whatever else free roaming roos eat) and because my Dad won’t try more ‘out there things’ unless I make them for him, he got a decked out homemade roo burger, roasted Italian style baby potatoes and grilled peppers for dinner. The verdict? He was quite happy with the taste of the roo and his toppings, which include apple smoked cheddar, sauteed mushrooms and onion and a fresh piece of grilled bacon, didn’t hurt either.
We than walked lil Miss Maggie around the block so that I could treat my parents to some froyo at Yogurty’s.
Yeah, I’m a nice daughter. 😉
If anyone is interested in how I made these, here’s a quick lil recipe. Oh and you can use this basic recipe for any meat really.
For this particular batch of burgers, I got about 6-7 servings. This was awesome because I cooked up three for tonight and then just formed the remaining meat into patties to toss in the freezer for a later time.
- 1 and a 1/4 lb (or around 630g) ground kangaroo meat
- 100g of grated zucchini
- 1/4 cup gluten free oats
- 1 large clove of garlic
- 2-3 tbsp mined onion
- 2 tsp worchestershire sauce
- 1/2 tbsp of fennel seeds (whole)
- cracked black pepper and chili flakes to taste.
Simply combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Form into patties (leave a small well in the middle when forming to keep in the most moisture) and then let them rest in the fridge for an hour or two to rest before grilling (or you could pan sear and then bake them if you choose) them up.
If you’re wondering why zucchini is in there it’s because it adds moisture to the patties. Any veggie will do the same thing. Onions, veggies purees (like squash), sauteed mushrooms and peppers, avocado, etc would all make wonderful additions to any homemade burger. The oats are a substitute for bread crumbs and are simply there to soak up any excess liquids that may result from adding the veggies. There is also a slight texture and moisture component they add as well.
Win of the night thanks to these burgers?
I got my Dad to eat zucchini. 😉
Now onto the main event!
1) What is your happy place?
I would say the gym.
Home would be a close second as I love being around my family BUT the gym is really where I’m in my element and my confidence shines the most. It’s amazing the feeling something brings you when you were just meant to be doing it.
2) What are you wearing right now?
HA! PJ’s. What else?
Story of my life. Anyone else?
3) Cookies or cake?
WelI I don’t find myself eating either really. If I had to choose than perhaps I would go with something I have never tried but really should…
Ice Cream Cake. Even better? Gelato ice cream cake. Yes it exists and it would be sinfully delicious I think. Amirite Arman?
4) Which chore/errand do you despise the most?
Cleaning the bathroom. I have to do it at work all the time but I really despise it. Cleaning someones clothes, dishes, whatever is all fine with me, but cleaning the thing they alleviate themselves on…
5) What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Hmmm. Well perhaps it was the amazing CN Tower Edgewalk that I did with my boyfriend a few summers ago
It was so much fun and we had the perfect weather conditions that day to truly enjoy and take in the views of the city. We got to literally dangle off the side of the tip of the tower. Forwards, backwards, sideways, we were all sorts of crazy up there.
6) Brag and tell us one thing you love about yourself!
My strength. Mental strength I’m still working on, but I can confidently say that I’m so proud of how strong physically I am. I never thought I would see the day where my tiny body would be lifting as much as I do.
You know you are a gym addict when that is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about yourself.
7) Now tell us one embarrassing fact about yourself.
I begin to nod off whenever I’m forced to sit in a chair for more than 30 minutes. No joke it’s bad. Guess you will never ask me to the movies eh?
8) Name three things on your nightstand.
Don’t actually have a night stand on my side of zee bed lol. But on the pillow ‘night stand’ that is beside me I have my phone and well…that’s it. My i-pod may chill there a few times a week to charge. Exciting eh?
9) You can ask a famous person one (and only one) question. Who is it and what is your question?
Jennifer Lawrence….How are you so amazing?
But for real though. Despite not seeing half of the things that she is in, or even really knowing that much about her, I have seen enough of her to truly admire her independent, self-loving, outspoken, witty, comical and uncensored self. She is quite a powerhouse in the celeb world and one to take note of for her beauty that shines from the inside out.
10) Would you rather live in the breathtaking mountains or on a gorgeous tropical beach?
Do you even need to ask?
And that’s a wrap. Thanks again Arman for hostin. 😀
Cake or cookies?
Thing about yourself that you love the most?