What a gorgeous final day of January! I was glad I could get outside a bit today, even though the blustery breezes made it feel considerably colder than the mid-60s. What an end of January, though, and I say: good riddance. Let's get into the dark doldrums of February and then proceed to get past wintertime.
Ah, but this January 31st blog post is actually a report on a meal from the first day of this past week: Monday. So read on, won't you?
With a bit of ground beef left over from the previous night's bacon-wrapped meatloaf, I decided to keep it simple and return to an easy favorite: sourdough patty melts. They were just the ticket on that Monday snow day, when I didn't have to work since schools were not in session.
Classic Burger Sauce
from Cook's Illustrated, July-August 2008, p. 11.
4 T mayonnaise
2 T ketchup
1 tsp sweet pickle relish
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.