My New Favorite Hamburger Topping

by HEAB on August 29, 2010

My dad is a total meat and potatoes guy.


Me and my dad

He doesn’t branch out much when it comes to food, and although he’s always happy to try some of my crazy kitchen concoctions, he’d much rather sit down to a grilled cheese sandwich with a chocolate milk shake. So, when we go out to eat…well…let’s just say we have different tastes in restaurants. One of my favorite stories (and he laughs at this one too) was when my family got together for Mother’s Day at The Yellow Porch, a quaint little restaurant here in Nashville, which according to my dad has quite a fancy menu. Anyway, one of the specials for the evening was grilled Mahi Mahi with peanut sauce. However, my dad proceeded to order the maui maui with peanut butter, and not even our waiter could keep a straight face. Hehe, yep, that’s my dad, and I’d like to dedicate the following meal to him. Love you papa! :)


When I asked all of you for your most unusual nut butter combos , Ashley told me the only way her parents could ever get her to eat a hamburger growing up was to top it with peanut butter. At first I thought it sounded pretty odd, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to try it. So, a few nights ago, I made myself a hamburger patty and sauteed some chopped veggies in butter. I then topped the hamburger with Trader Joe’s crunchy raw almond butter and served my dinner atop a bed of spinach. Ashley, your parents were really onto something as I think even my dad would have enjoyed my “peanut butter hamburger”…minus the veggies of course…and perhaps with a big bun, fries, and a milkshake. :)

Do you think restaurants will ever offer nut butter as a hamburger topping? I definitely would at HEAB’s Place!

Michigan Ice-Cream adventure of the week…


Last night, we had a great time with our friends from Chicago, Travis and Jessica. So good to see them, and after dinner, we all walked over to the Fife Lake Dairy Bar. I promised reader Carolyn that before I left to go back home to Nashville, I would order an apple pie flurry in her honor, which is basically soft serve ice-cream mixed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and topped with whipped cream. Carolyn, it was delicious, and my only complaint was that it was too small! I’m thinking of asking the Dairy Bar folks to make me a Puffins flurry before I go. Think they would?

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