Burgers Stuffed with Goat Cheese; the search continues

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You may recall my ongoing battle of the boxes; my continuous, never-ending search to find stuff.

Last weekend it was the search for my kitchen scale, which I found under a pile of collapsed clothing boxes.

That inspired me to repack the clothing boxes into something a bit sturdier.  Since we won't be moving into our new bedroom the 1st of May, as originally planned back in the beginning of time when we packed, I thought it would be fun to be able to find summer clothes.

We have to shed the long underwear eventually….

Off I went to the local DIY store for big, clear plastic bins – with covers of course, to keep the dust and critters out.

I'm about half through repacking and organizing and you wouldn't believe the stuff I've found!

Four weeks ago, before my mammogram, I tore through every possible, logical box looking for the envelope with all my prior mammograms. 

I finally came to the conclusion that my prior doctor must have lost them.  (It couldn't have been ME losing them!)

Three weeks ago I repeated and extended the search looking for mon mari's medical records from last summer.

I finally came to the conclusion that they were hiding out with my mammograms.

Turns out the last conclusion was the correct one.

I found all of the lost medical bits safely tucked in with the Christmas place mats and napkins.

I mean, where else should they have been?

Certainly not with the other x-rays, etc. that I had found 6 months earlier.

Now you may be wondering why I was unpacking the Christmas linens in April….

I wasn't.

Don't be silly.  They just happened to be under my various, neglected needlework projects.

Now you may be wondering how I have manged so much free time that I went in search of needlework to keep me busy….

I haven't and I didn't.  Really!

The needle work was under my sandals.  Pay attention!

Ah, you think… I was looking for the sandals!

No.  The weather is still too cool for sandals…. But perfect for lightweight cotton sweaters….

Which was how the box was labeled: summer cotton sweaters.

Note to self… And anyone else who may ever move house:

One never knows for sure how long it will be before any given box will be unpacked.  Label, label, label.

And don't forget to write down that unnecessary item on the bottom used to make the box more stable… or that last bit tucked into the corners just because there was room.

Now I shall mentally apologize to mon mari for all the unkind thoughts last week.  I had packed this box.

All of this has made me a bit shy about looking for stuff.

Which leads me to this day:  I set-up mon mari's computer for him.  I spent hours trying to get a wireless connection working – with an antenna and software I found in one of my searches for something else.  God only knows when or why I bought it.  I took his computer apart, plugged in the new board, and tried everything I could think of to make it work.

All of this to avoid going into the barn to look for the ethernet router.  I knew I'd spend all day looking for it.

So, I spent all day trying to get the wireless to work.

I gave up.

Rather than beating the dogs or stomping on mon mari's foot I went to the barn.

I thought ripping open some boxes would relieve the stress.

I found the router in the first box I opened… On top….

I plugged it in.  It worked.  All is normal in the internet world chez nous.

Mon mari is home and happy.

I think I'm going to go sit in the corner and quietly eat my other chocolate bunny now.

Might I say…AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you.

These were not the burgers I buried in beans this week.

I'll put goat cheese in or on anything…

Burgers Stuffed with Chevre

Burgers Stuffed with Chevre
Just bit of creamy goat cheese in the center keeps these burgers very most and adds a lovely flavor.

12oz (350gr) ground beef
2oz (60gr) chevre (goat cheese) (the little cartons of creamy goat cheese, Chavrie in U.S. Chevraux in France)
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs breadcrumbs
1 tbs oil
2 tbs ketchup
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Dijon-style mustard

In a small bowl mix basil, breadcrumbs, garlic and chevre. Make 4 patties of the beef. Spread half of the goat cheese/crumb mix on each of 2 patties, spreading to within 1/3" (1cm) of the edge. Place remaining 2 patties on top. Work edges to seal. Heat oil in nonstick skillet. Add patties and fry, 5 – 8 minutes per side, depending on thickness. In a small bowl mix ketchup, Worcestershire and mustard. Spread on top of the burgers after turning. When done, remove and serve.

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12 thoughts on “Burgers Stuffed with Goat Cheese; the search continues”

  1. The burgers sound divine! I made burgers with bleu cheese in them last night – we must be on the same burgery wavelength.
    I can’t imagine having to pack and unpack again. I plan on dying here. Then someone else can pack. Your trials and tribulations with the boxes are too funny! Hope ton mari is mending well.

  2. Zoomie, I just spent today looking for my summer shoes…. go ahead, laugh!
    Natashya, Good burgers; bad boxes….

  3. Natashya, I’m with you there. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I’ve determined that it will be my kids who will suffer with moving all my stuff elsewhere should they not decide to keep my house intact. I’ve moved too many times during my life, I dearly hope this last time five years ago was definitely the last time! Making my kids suffer is such a blessed thought.
    Katie, don’t plan on shedding that long underwear any time soon. This weather is just never going to quit! Do you feel completely flooded yet?

  4. yeah we don;t have that issue in our new place here in Mexico cause all of our stuff is in a storage unit on Michigan so that what ever it may be that I really need almost every day that I never realized I used at all is well not in a box to dig for. I am happy you found the router so easy. enjoy your cross stitching

  5. I have stuffed the burgers with blue cheese~this sounds wonderful. A quick and easy meal for a busy schedule, like yours! I think I have moved about 10 times~I am still looking for lost articles from years back!

  6. Oh, Katie, your posts always make me so thankful I’m not moving! I was always a “toss in a box and we’ll figure it out when we get there” kind of packer. Good thing I haven’t had to move in 20 years!

  7. Katie I’m trying to pay attention! But I think it’ll take several more readings.
    The best part I think I got: the router was on the top of the box and plugged in it worked
    AND
    everything is better with goat cheese!!

  8. Katie, I just emptied some shelves in my pantry to deal with pests – I’ve accumulated so much stuff I’m looking forward to giving it away. And, hopefully, God, Fates, etc will be kind to me and grant me a more pest-free life because I’ve taken action. And no, I didn’t find any stuff that was missing – it stayed missing!

  9. Azurienne, I’m afraid I’ll go from long underwear to tank tops with nothing in between.
    Shayne, a forced out of sight; out of mind. It could be freeing… or frustrating….
    Jann, now I’m wondering if I’m looking for stuff I threw out.
    Lynn, well… your method is quicker… packing, anyway…
    Tanna, goat cheese with everything…
    Sra, I’ve thrown out all the food stuff I packed – it was just too long and too wet in the barn.

  10. OMG we are living parallel lives. So we were home in SA early this month and went to the storage company that stores all our worldly goods. We had to pull out some stuff that is not going to be sent to the UK (I mean, we have a microwave now plus the new house has a built-in microwave – we don’t need a third one from South Africa!). Anyway, after removing the microwave from its packing box and giving it to my brother, on a whim we decided to keep the box as we needed to pack up some more books that I still had stashed at my dad’s house. While removing what looked like paper padding from the base of the box I discovered a rather rigid piece of paper. Rigid because it was wrapped around my carved wooden Balinese sun. Which weighs like nothing, so I could easily have thrown it out thinking it was just padding. I mean, who in their right mind would have neglected to look for the sun carving tucked into the microwave box? Aaarrrrgh. Now I’m haunted by the fact that I might have chucked out the matching moon carving by mistake!!
    Love these burgers – definitely going to have to try them as the world can neve have enough goats cheese…

  11. Jeanne, now I’m ending up with bits and pieces from unpacked boxes that I don’t want yet, and I have to repack in new boxes… I think this is going to be a very long story – my search for stuff!

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