Thursday, May 18, 2006

Stress-Related Cravings

I had chocolate on the brain today. Not just chocolate, as in candy or cake, but chocolate buttercream frosting. I think that all the stress of the past few days is causing this craving. About 4:00 this afternoon I wanted some chocolate frosting, the kind made with butter, cocoa, and powdered sugar. I wanted to eat it by the spoonful from a very big bowl. The Dove Promises I had in my desk drawer for emergencies weren’t even appetizing. Have you ever had a day like that? Or a craving like that?

I never got the frosting . I still want it. But instead of chocolate frosting, I had some beef. A big beef burger. I had that craving, too, and satisfied it with this wonderful burger.

Smoky Burgers

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3/4 lb. lean ground beef
2/3 c shredded smoked gouda
1 t Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2 t Wrights Liquid Smoke Seasoning

Mix all ingredients and shape into two large burgers. (Or you could make smaller burgers, but I was having a beef craving) Grill until done. Serves 2 or 3.

4 comments:

Pamela said...

Will add this to my bbq recipe list!!

Ruth said...

Nothing like beef in times of stress - almost as good as chocolate.

Sorry things have been stressful and I hope they're looking up.

I too have been so stressed and busy lately I haven't even had time to visit my favorite blogs.

Sara said...

Oh MAN does that sound good.

Catesa said...

stress is the worst for cravings, hope everything settles for you soon! that burger looks amazing, i would love to try liquid smoke some day