Sometimes I just crave a hamburger. Do you know that feeling? And I'm not talking about a skimpy McDonald's burger that can last for 12 years (http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/2008/09/mcdonald-hamburger-from-1996.html) or even an Animal-Style Double Double. I'm talking about a burger I cook myself. Thick, cooked on the grill, pink in the middle, with thick slices of bacon, a cheese other than cheddar, and, instead of lettuce, something with a spicier, peppery taste, like arugula or mustard greens.
Saturday, during the UCLA football game, I got that craving. I cooked up some apple bacon and grilled some chopped onions. I cooked some patties on the grill and I used fresh Bristol Farms hamburger buns. On my burger, in addition to the bacon and onions, I put arugula and smoked gouda cheese.
The last picture is my friend's burger. She went for the bacon and gouda, but added iceberg lettuce and avocado. Pretty much everyone I know loves avocado. I hate it. I cannot explain it. When I was a kid my parents had a giant avocado tree in their yard and I remember loving guacamole, but now it is probably my least favorite food in the world. But she loved her burger, so that's what counts.