Like I said this morning, I wanted to thank Eric for letting me borrow his car and the easiest way to do that was with food. (HA — I’m totally lying. The second easiest way to do that was with food.) Like I said, I made a big batch of pumpkin butterscotch cookies and he took most of them to the office today.
Hmmm. It was a nice compliment, but I wasn’t so sure.
I mean, I wouldn’t blame him — the cookies are SO good — but I’d still judge him.
Anyway, knowing that I was bringing such delicious treats last night meant I wanted to keep dinner light and healthy. I was flipping through magazines looking for recipes and I found a Southwest turkey burger in the new Cooking Light. It looked good, but it had more ingredients than I wanted to deal with. I decided turkey burgers with homemade chipotle mayo would be a simple and easy way to make a similar turkey burger happen.
So I made the turkey burgers, put a batch of Alexa waffle fries in the oven, prepared some steam-in-the-bag veggies, and then down to the business of the special mayo. I had found a three ingredient chipotle mayo recipe — um, done and done! I combined 1/2 cup + one tablespoon of mayo, two chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (chopped), and one tablespoon of the adobo sauce. It took like three minutes and it was just what the turkey burgers needed.
I could have just eaten the waffle fries for dinner and called it a night — and goddamn, those Alexa waffle fries are good! — but the turkey burgers turned out really well. That chipotle mayo was spot on. It definitely had a kick. Eric described it as “having some stank on it!” and I asked him to refrain from using the word “stank” in reference to my cooking.
Then again, I guess if it’s a display of gratitude for him, he can describe it however he likes.