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When it comes to new electronics, I am pretty decent at figuring out their inner workings.
But, when it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, I need help!
Of course, I have issues admitting I need help…so, I take off my rose colored glasses and put on my MacGyver ones – not realizing that the MacGyver ones work only for MacGyver!
In my early college years, I found myself face to face with a charcoal grill.
Somewhere along the line, I had volunteered to “woo-man” the grill at a get-together – but, the only problem was, before that day, I had never, ever, ever, used one!
Of course, I wasn’t going to admit this to anyone.
I managed to open the lid, and, I knew that lit charcoal had to be placed somewhere in it. Seeing that there were two surfaces, I figured one was for the charcoal and the other was for the meat (of course, back then I didn’t realize that they were two cooking surfaces). I set about to place the charcoal on the lower surface and lit it, and before it really got hot, I threw the meat on the top surface and closed the lid and started chatting with a friend! Well, about an hour later, when everyone started getting hungry, I went to the grill to find that the charcoal was cold and the meat was raw!
Thankfully back then I had some veggie burgers in my dorm apartment, so I ran upstairs and zapped them in the microwave and brought them down and lunch was served and no one complained.
These days, if you look in my freezer, you will see quite a few flavorful, MorningStar Farms burgers in there. MorningStar Farms products are the perfect way to help savor flavor using “Veggie Cuisine” – whether it be at a summer cook-out or a week night dinner.
This past month has been incredibly busy for my daughter and I. And, on those evenings when all I want is a quick and easy dinner, I reach for a MorningStar Farms burger with a side – like this curried 4 bean salad. Topped off with an egg – it is comfort cuisine for us!
This Curried 4-bean salad came together in 4 easy steps:
1- Chop up an onion, an orange bell pepper and 2 cloves of garlic and toss them in a pan with some olive oil
2- Add a teaspoon of grated ginger
3- Add in 1 cup of canned (or dried and soaked) kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, cannellini beans and green beans
4- Add in a teaspoon of cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and dried parsley and voila – done!
This can be served warm, lukewarm or even cold.
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So, what was your first grilling experience?