The Foodie’s Curse

Grubbin Burger

Yesterday was Father’s Day and I was stoked to get an invite from my step mom to head over to my dad’s house and join them for a good old fashioned dad’s day barbecue. Nice – a relaxing afternoon to have a couple of beers or a couple glasses of wine and enjoy some BBQ food and relax.


I brought a salad dish with me – my signature Colorful Coleslaw ( a tweaked Weight Watchers recipe) and was ready to site back and enjoy some nice sausages and burgers. After some nice conversation I asked my dad when the burgers were going on.

“We thought you could handle the grilling duties” was his reply.

“No worries” I thought… where are the burger patties.

“Can you make them?” my step mom added.

So – next thing you know I am up to my armpits in ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, dried onions, dried garlic chips and some really awesome herbed sea salt (wow) and cranking out some serious patties. I think it was a good move all and all and everyone in attendance but my 4 year old raved about the grub. I even managed to drink a few glasses of a nice white wine (really rare for me) while I slaved over the hot grill.

It’s the curse of the Foodie though.. once everyone you know discovers your passion for food and appreciates your palette, you are going to be on the hook for cranking out the quality grub for others.

To all the dad’s out there, I hope you had an awesome Father’s Day. I know I did… it just rolled out a little differently than I thought it would.


  1. Mmmm. those burgers sound yummy! What kind of herbed sea salt?

  2. Isn’t that the way it always works Wade? My brother in law has the same problem. Everyone expects him to be the grill master, but sometimes I think the guy just wants to sit down with a beer in the shade.

  3. hehe… it almost happened for my dad’s wedding rehearsal dinner.

    The plan was for my new step brother brother in law (or something like that) and I to grill for the group. I thought on that for a while and said… hell no!

    How many times does a guy get to be best man at my dad’s wedding and I am going to be cooking dinner?

    So we had someone cater and I got to get a little tipsy and enjoy myself.

  4. Carolyn, the herbed sea salt in question is called “Vignalta Sale Alle Erbe delle Marlunghe” and contains sea salt as well as rosemary, garlic, sage and a bit of black pepper.

    It is AWESOME on veggies – sprinkled some on some steamed asparagus last night and it was un-real.

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