Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats.
Yesterday was all about my past 4th Of July favorites, but this week is all about some new ones.
Well, at least today is.
To be honest, choosing my 4th of July menu is going to be so hard. There are too many recipes that I want to try out. Nothing old, always something new!
I am still in shock that tomorrow is the first of July. I am both excited and sad at the same time. Excited because I have fun stuff going on this month. Things like the barn hopefully starting to look more like my new home, a trip to Seattle and um…. eating as much mouth-watering, delicious, summery foods that I possibly can. Because that is what I do in the summer. I am addicted to all the fresh produce. I just cannot get enough! Sad because I don’t want summer to end!
I will also be taking over this month as full-time care giver to the now adolescent chicks (yeah my mom actually used that word when describing the chicks newest stage). Actually, I will have to assume my new duties not only for the entire month of July, but for half of August as well! My dad is normally my best bud… and dishwasher, but he’s out of here for a while, so the chicks are up to me … and my not so nearly as helpful brother.
I’m also going to be trying my hardest to design the barn to everything I could ever want it to be. It’s gonna be a busy month, but you know what I realized during my little Florida vacation last week?
I hate not having anything to do. I thought it would be amazing, but I was just plain antsy. The truth is I really like what I do and I like running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Sure little breaks are a HUGE must, and I need to try to do them more, but for the most part I really just like being busy and seeing things get done.
My dad has always said the more you have to do, the more you get done and it is so true.
Anyway, now that we know how my July is going to go, let’s talk about these burgers.
These are for all the vegetarians who still want to have fun and throw a delicious summer BBQ. Now – they are sort of healthy, but then I just had to add the cheese sauce. Oh the cheese sauce. This cheese sauce is worth the splurge. It’s kind of my new favorite burger topping. As are these crispy, baked to perfection, homemade curly fries. Holy crap. You guys. So flippin good. The curly fries alone are reason enough to buy yourself a vegetable spiralizer.
These fries were deemed “best ever” by some seriously tough critics, so you have to trust me on this one.
For some reason I really liked the idea of these burgers being heavy on the black beans… and blue cheese. Oops. No, no, no – the healthy stuff totally cancels out any of the bad stuff. It does. Really!
Plus, my dad and I have decided we prefer bean burgers to beef. I am not saying we can’t love a really good beef burger, but for the most part, we’ve realized we really like the bean burgers. They are so good every time. My mom the bean hater never knew there were beans in these burgers… until I told her… after she had exclaimed how awesome they were.
Again, the buffalo cheese sauce? Yeah, that is really what these burgers are all about. Even if cheese sauce is usually not your thing – try this one! I bet you will think differently. These burger are just a whole new kind of ball game. BBQ them up for the Fourth and you and your guests will see what I am talking about.
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Made even better if enjoy al fresco. Or at least I think so, but I love eating eating outside in the summertime!
Is there a substitute for the Buffalo sauce in the burger. Wanting to make them so my kids will eat them and thinking the buffalo sauce m if they make them a bit spicy. Thanks!
I haven’t tested this recipe without the buffalo sauce. How about doing BBQ sauce? Let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan