Raw Hamburger


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6 Toes to bar (no kip)I chronically overcook meat. I know this about myself and I try to take the meat out of the oven or off the stove “early,” but frequently early to me is already too late for most. I just really hate eating pink, squishy meat.

The other night I made hamburgers for my boyfriend and myself. I was committed to not overcooking his dinner and I took the hamburgers out quite early for me. In fact, too early for me. We sat down to eat and he dove in. I took a few bites and was appalled at how rare the burger was. It was probably just fine, but for me it was a highly unpleasant experience.

My boyfriend offered to trade burgers with me. He thought his was a little more done. I said no, thanks. He suggested I could throw it back in the pan for a couple minutes and it would be fine. I just shrugged. He asked if I was okay with how it was. I said no.

I took another bite and complained again it was raw. “It’s really gross,” I said and pushed it around my plate.

My boyfriend paused, then looked at me and said, “Well what are you going to do about it?”

I don’t know why, but that made it click. What WAS I going to do about it? I could whine and push my hamburger around my plate like a little kid or I could simply get up and cook it for two more minutes and have it exactly as I wanted. Sure I was more comfortable sitting on the couch and was tired from a long day, but with a little work I could have a dinner I would actually enjoy.

What about you? What do you do when life serves you a raw hamburger? Do you get off the couch or do you sit and complain?

Strict Lynn (17)

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