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This is Friday and if there is anything I love, it’s to take the weekend off!  So for today’s unResolution Post, I am going to feature one of the people whose ideas made this month happen: Brad. Not only can Brad cook, he can draw.  He had a really cool dry eraser art site until he decided to close shopm but you can still check the site out anyway.  It’s called Dry Mark Art.  Who knows, maybe they’ll bring it back.

Anyway, when asked about his favorite bad for you comfort food, he actually POSTED a recipe.  While we frown on overachieving at Blog Well Done, I think this recipe deserved to be posted.  So here is…

Beer-Battered Fried Pickles

And what can I say, I like this guy’s style!  However, so I don’t feel completely lame, I did throw in a recipe for my favorite spicy ranch dipping sauce.  That’s not too bad?  Right?

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One week…seven recipes…boo yeah!  Hopefully the first week of unResolution month has been “full filling” for you and that I am making you as hungry as I am making me.  Speaking of me, today’s recipe is near and dear to my heart … insofar as it tried to clog it up with lots of grease and butter and yummy mayonnaise … because the following meal is what I ate after I the last final of my last semester of college.  It was:

Jumbo Hamburgers with Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Gravy, French Fries, and Grilled Buns with Butter and Beer on the Side

I went to a place called J.B. Stout’s after that final not really looking to eat poorly.  Rather, I was in search of beer.  However, J.B. Stout’s was semi-famous because they sold “Stout burgers” which were these unimaginably huge hamburgers which I had never ordered.  Even though I was not veg at the time, I was not a huge eater of red meat.

And while I had considered trying to consume the awesomeness of the Stout burger, I never could convince myself to order one.  However, on that day so many years ago, I was consumed with a giddy feeling  of possibility and rebellion!  I was done with school and what better way to celebrate than eating a metric ton of grease?!

The best part about all of this, though, is that it just started out as a thick hamburger with heavily buttered buns to which I added a “celebration sized” glob of ketchup.  But I was also drinking beer and I had a buddy there…

So next came the mayonnaise which was put on the bun and the fries.  But that wasn’t good enough.  Then I needed gravy to dip the fries into (thanks Swiss Chalet!) and then I needed more beer to keep my blood thin enough to avoid a severe coronary.  Sometimes I think I ordered onion rings, too, but I can’t be sure.

It was a great day, a memorable meal, and I’m sure it will become a classic in your household (if by classi,c I mean a meal you’ll eat it once and ALWAYS wonder why…)

Oh, and to make things better for my vegan eaters, this recipe is written as all vegan.  The key will be finding a good, greasy vegan gravy to go on top.  Bon appetite!

Jumbo Hamburgers aka Gravy Burgers

So obviously the original burgers weren’t vegan, but you should still give a burger made from Match Foods a try!

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