I was in the grocery store waiting for a friend. I wandered over to a large bulletin board covered with comment cards. These cards had been laid out so that there was a block for comment & a block for the store manager to respond in some way.
Most were requests for a specific product to be carried or wondering why a product they had could no longer be found, but the one that made me think, “Are-You-Kidding-Me?” was the one that commented on the shape of the hamburger patties made fresh at the store.
“What is with oval shaped hamburger patties,” it asked? “ When it is on the bun, I have gaps in my sandwich.”
I wondered if this person looked for little irritations in life to focus on & complain about.
I wondered if there was gratitude that they could even afford to buy a hamburger patty-oval or round.
I wondered if they realized an uncooked hamburger patty can be simply reshaped into a round with gentle pressure. Problem solved!
Life will never always conform to our personal preference, in fact it rarely will, but it is when I willingly place all circumstances in the hands of the Lord God that I can deal with whatever He brings my way.
Attitudes of the heart matter to Him, and they make a difference in our response when life doesn’t go our way.
A Helper, the Holy Spirit, lives right inside of you. He’s only a prayer away.
I’m sharing today my recipe for Juicy Burgers. I once made 200 of these for a school fundraiser, grilling them in advance & placing them in an Au Jus gravy to keep them moist until reheated for the event.
1 lb ground beef
1/4 c. dried bread crumbs
1/4 c. ketchup
1/2 c. onions, finely minced
dash of garlic powder
salt & pepper, to taste
1 pkg Au Jus gravy mix
Mix beef with all the ingredients, except the gravy mix. Form into 4-5 patties, but don’t over-handle the meat as this toughens it. Grill until done about 5 minutes on each side, or until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.
If not serving immediately, mix the gravy mix in enough water so that it still tastes a bit concentrated. Reheat the burgers in this mix when ready to serve.
Note: I also use this hamburger mixture as meat loaf, omitting the gravy, shaping into a loaf, & topping with ketchup & bacon strips.