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Burger Night

by Meghann on July 12, 2011

It was a crazy afternoon.

I ended up spending a few hours at the office taking advantage of the ridiculously speedy WIFI and getting a good amount of work done. Working on vacation isn’t as easy (or fun) as I originally hoped it would be.

I eventually forced myself to call it quits on the laptop and headed back to the empty house. It felt good to kick back with some peanuts, a beer, and a good book.

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One Day is really starting to pick up! I’m a third of the way through it and have a hard time putting it down. I love the concept of skimming through a person’s relationship by only focusing on a single day out of each year. Time flies and there’s no room for unnecessary narrative.

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Burgers were on the menu for tonight.

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Can you sense the dogs’ excitement?!?!

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Call it cliche, but there’s something about a burger that just screams summer time vacation.

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I piled my burger high with tomato, ketchup, mustard, and mixed greens.

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All sandwiched betweened a fluffy onion roll.

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Barked fries with ketchup on the side.

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We discovered some new tonight – my little brother has a knack for making perfect uniform chocolate chip cookies, He needs to teach me his ways!

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I had 1.5 and they were fabulous. πŸ™‚

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It’s so peaceful here right now. I just want to snuggle in my bed and read. πŸ™‚

Good Night!

1 Fallon July 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Wow those cookies are perfect looking!
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2 tracey July 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Thanks for the reminder on that book – heard about it, but forgot about it – downloading now to my kindle! Love the pictures of the pups waiting for their burgers πŸ˜‰

3 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

What an awesome evening!!! That’s great! I love the doggies!
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4 Cait's Plate July 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I hate working on vacation. It always seems like a good idea and then you do it and realize how much it sucks. πŸ™ At least you got a lot done and had that amazing dinner to enjoy!!

Those cookies look AWESOME!
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5 Kayla @ Sprouty Buns July 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Are those cookies seriously from scratch?! Your brother has a true talent! Maybe he can do a vlog tutorial πŸ™‚
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6 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm

mmm! Nothing like burgers at a family BBQ πŸ™‚
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7 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) July 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Wow, those cookies really do look perfect!
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8 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

If you hadn’t said your brother made those cookies I totally would’ve guessed they were store bought. They look too perfectly round to be homemade!
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9 Hayley @ Hayley Daily July 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Looks like a perfect night. I’ve been meaning to read ‘One Day’ — I’m glad to hear that you’re liking it so far!
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10 Jane @ Broccolini & Cheese July 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Burgers definitely scream summer and vacation to me!
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11 Mrs. Fish July 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I’m so glad that One Day gets better! I purchased it for my nook a few weeks ago and found it kinda slow at first and stopped reading it. Great looking dinner!
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12 Jessica @ Sushi & Sit-Ups July 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Those cookies look a little too perfect…they look fake!
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13 Silvia @ skinny jeans food July 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

The dog pack is thinking “Have some burgers for some hot dogs ?!” πŸ™‚
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14 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Those cookies look so good!

I’m glad you are enjoying your book!
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15 Chloe (In Fine Feather) July 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm

At least you get to have your dinners cooked for you while on vacation πŸ™‚ That’s definitely a bonus, although I would imagine working on vacation would be no fun – just like working on the weekends!
Now I want some chocolate chip cookies…
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16 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm

mmm we had burgers (red meat for him, veggie for me) tonight TOO!!! Such a great Summer food.

And those cookies look like they’re straight out of a magazine!!!
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17 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out July 12, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Yes, hamburgers and french fries are absolute vacation on a plate. Enjoy, dear.
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18 Laura (Cookies vs. Carrots) July 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Those burgers look delicious!

The cookies don’t look too bad either πŸ™‚
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19 Amy* July 12, 2011 at 11:31 pm

The concept of “One Day” sounds intriguing!*
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20 Hilary July 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

You are SO right about the burger – I can’t think about anything more summery!

21 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 13, 2011 at 12:41 am

I definitely want to hear about how to make uniform cookies- mine always come out looking funky!
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22 Grace July 13, 2011 at 1:19 am

I love onion rolls-as a vegetarian I use them for grilled cheese or veggie paninis not burgers though:) By the way I loved your faux sausage gravy recipe from Kelly’s blog! You have me really interested in One Day now, I might have to pick it up!
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23 Casey July 13, 2011 at 1:34 am

You and all your delicious stories from paradise basically keep me sane throughout the work day! I DO wonder how you manage to control yourself around chocolate chip cookies and burgers?! When my family gets together, all my food guidelines go out the window. You’re inspiring πŸ™‚

ps. I just got up to make some cookies for dessert – I have you to thank for that one
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24 Laura (Starloz) July 13, 2011 at 5:29 am

oh onion rolls, how exciting!

i can’t bake, let alone have things come out uniform!
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25 Jamie in Arkansas July 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

“Barked” fries….that’s funny!!

26 Hope July 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

Delicious looking dinner! I love baking fries in the oven! They taste so good! πŸ™‚ Those cookies look absolutely perfect! You must tell us your brother’s secret to uniform cookies like that!
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27 Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

Looks like a beautiful evening, with delicious food and wonderful company! So nice πŸ™‚ xyx
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28 Elizabeth July 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

I completely agree on the burger thing although burgers also scream football season to me. Oh is there anything better than a burger accompanied by an FSU win? Funny enough burgers are on the menu for tonight

29 Christie July 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

That burger looked AMAZING! Well DONE πŸ™‚
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30 Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

Um, can your brother teach the rest of us his ways??! Nice looking cookies!
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