One thing I love about my husband is that he and I are on the same page when it comes to how we like to spend our weekend evenings… We both LOVE to host dinner for our friends at our house! Whether we send out a group text saying “BYOB and BYOMeats, we’re firing up the grill” or we host a formal dinner for a smaller group of friends, we always seem to be the gathering place and F and I wouldn’t have it any other way! A few weeks ago, it was our turn to host dinner club [yes, we are in a dinner club and it’s awesome!] and we were so excited to have everyone over! It’s August. It’s Texas. It was HOT that day. So, by 10am, the Italian meal I had planned was tossed out the window for a more weather-conscious food choice… burgers.
Now, I had a hard time mentally switching over from such a formal, elegant meal I had planned out in my head to…. burgers. So, I decided to do what I could [with the little time that I had] to make this meal of… burgers… fancy. How could I provide a gourmet burger experience while, at the same time, considering the different tastes of our guests? Then it came to me… A gourmet burger bar. How much fun would that be? And it was fun! It was also surprisingly easy to put together on a hot, August, Sunday afternoon. [Read more…]