On this beautiful Sunday evening, the Haggards have just finished a fabulous dinner. It was a Haggard staple, Quinoa Burgers. We found this recipe a few months back and have tried a number of variations off of it. Tonight’s version was unexpectedly the most exciting to date.
Trying to have a day of rest, we don’t plan a lot and the meals are usually simple affairs. To keep things easier, this lazy afternoon has been a tag team of sorts. Elisabeth made the quinoa mix and I did the cooking.
Everything was going fine until the last four burgers went into the pan. As I was scraping out the bowl, I licked one of my fingers. “Oh, that’s got some kick!” I ask Elisabeth if she put any red pepper in the mix. No, she says, I did put a little black pepper and some paprika from the little plastic bag in the cupboard.
Well, what we thought was paprika, turned out to be cayenne pepper. 1 1/2 tsp later and we have some fiery paddies. In the end it was a blessing. We didn’t know how many aliments cayenne pepper treats until we looked it up.
Here is to a few nights of heart healthy leftovers and bum-burning BMs.