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Life Stories: The Story of … The Boy’s Burger

Month 6 of my Life Stories Project. Life Stories Project?  See MONTH 1  for the full story.
The gist of the project, is myself along with some other photographers are doing a monthly photo project- of our OWN children.
A project to help us document the little things we want to remember.

In our house, once a month, one of the kids is responsible for a dinner. From beginning to end, so choosing the recipe, making the shopping list, getting ingredients, all the food prepping and of course, actually COOKING the dinner.
It’s quite the process- but they LOVE it. This month, it was the oldest’s turn. He decided to create his own burger recipe. Now, his dad is notorious for making stuffed burgers. So of course, like father like son!

He calls it “The Booper Burger”
A hamburger stuffed with salami, cheese, pickles and bacon.
Grilled, then topped with raw onion, tomato, lettuce, and more of the inside toppings too.

First up- the prep:

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All ingredients have been chopped and sliced!

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Next up- the burger press. Yes, we own a burger press.

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Now, assembling the insides! Then topped with the other 1/2 patty.

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Then- heading outside (in the dark) to grill the burgers!

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The finished meal. Have to admit- his burgers were really good!!

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And the wee one agreed:)

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WAIT- before you go, don’t forget to check out the next story in the chain- Audrey Franz of Kentiga Photography, and her Life Story !

amy lenhart - Friday, March 30, 2012 - 3:51 pm

what a geat idea and what an awesome burger!!!! yummmy! love the baby’s messy face and expression!!!!

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Kathleen Weibel - Friday, March 30, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Can I borrow him at my house for dinner tonight? Just fly him to TX real quick. That looks quite yummy!

Nicole Ridella - Friday, March 30, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Those are such cute photos – I love how intense he is when he is chopping his ingredients and I love the look of pride on his face when he’s holding up the plate with his meal on it! What a great idea to have them each be responsible for a dinner each month!

Laura Morita-Yeun - Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:56 pm

What an excellent idea to get the kids to cook every month! Do they have to clean too? Love these. That burger looks pretty dang good!

Life with Kaishon - Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:13 pm

Your little cook looks adorable : ) What a fun thing to do as a family! I love it!

Liat Biderovsky - Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:17 pm

WOW! Just love this idea and they look soooooo yummy. It’s so great seeing kids getting involved in the cooking. Man I am hungry, can I have some too please – looks like he did an amazing job!!

Kelly Mack - Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:28 am

Oh yum! How awesome is he?

Nancy - Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 2:22 pm

He did an awesome job! They look awesome! And color me jealous over your burger press. I’ve wanted one for ages!

Verity - Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:30 pm

What an awesome idea! Those burgers sure do look yummy!

Audrey - Monday, April 2, 2012 - 5:30 am

I absolutely love your tradition of having the kids cook every month. How old were they when you started it? I actually was considering the same thing a few days ago when my kids get a bit older.

He’s so proud of his burger, love it!

Taryn Chrapkowski - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:35 am

Love his creativity in the kitchen – I so need to get a burger press!

Jen - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:10 pm

I love that you have your kids make dinner. I think we will start something similar around here. The burgers look fabulous!

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