the homemade luther burgers

Homemade Luther Burgers

Recipe makes 4 servings.

  • 1½ pounds of Ground Chuck
  • 4 slices of Bacon
  • 4 slices of Medium Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Glazed Donuts
  • Kosher salt, fresh ground Black Pepper, HBDlux

Friday’s Oven Method
(more convenient than grilling)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Form ground chuck into 4 patties. Season to taste.
  3. Place patties on a grill with baking sheet underneath. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until Medium Well Done to Well Done.
  4. Slice bacon in half. Set the slices evenly apart on a microwave-safe plate on a couple paper towels. Cover them with another paper towel. Microwave bacon on High for about 4½ minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
  5. Slice the donuts and toast them during last 10 minutes of cooking the patties.
  6. Melt cheddar on burgers in oven. Keep an eye on the cheese and remove from them from the oven before the cheese oozes onto the baking sheet.
  7. The sugary side goes toward the patty. The inside of the donut should be on the outside.
  8. Serve with a side of potato chips or French fries. Enjoy the itis afterward.

the 375gb of storage for only $20

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the neon tsetse fly

Howdy, Summer. Your UV rays and unbearable heat have returned. grrr.

My summer learning session is halfway over. These weeks go by fast, and the weekends only go by faster. All I do is sleep, work, learn, think, view, brainstorm, plan, participate, design, and respect these days. That’s A-OK. I’m sure that’s not all I do, but I’d say it’s my Bloom’s Taxonomy of My Daily Routine.

You have to do what you have to do to make that bread.

the necessary road trip companion

Whenever we take a road trip, we make sure that an FM radio transmitter is in our vehicle. Shuffling around CDs is an outdated form of listening to music quickly on the way to joining cassettes and 8-tracks.

Almost every music connoisseur that walks the planet owns an MP3 player whether its a pocket-sized device like an iPod, a mobile computer, a smartphone, or a media center. Not every car has an auxiliary port. This is where the FM radio transmitter bridges today’s electronics with the tried and true functionality of a car stereo system.

This useful device powers on with two AAA batteries or the included  cigarette lighter with an adapter. The stereo jack plugs into your MP3 player where your headphones usually go. Turn on the radio in your car. Tune the radio to the station set on the transmitter. Press play on your MP3 player, and your custom radio station fills the airwaves around you.

Is an actual radio station interrupting your better music? Press the button on the transmitter and select an open frequency. Your CD player now exists only to collect dust. Your entire music collection can be digitized and downloaded to your super cool MP3 player and you can beam the superior sounds through your car stereo with a transmitter.

A must-have toy like this might cost somewhere around $10-$20 since that seems to be the asking price these days for add-on gadgets of this magnitude. Try the marvelous sale price of $4.99. Not only that, it’ll be shipped directly to you for no extra charge.

If you own an automobile and an MP3 player, then you must own an FM radio transmitter. Not having one in your G-ride is the only shortcoming keeping you from being able to enjoy every MP3 you own while you’re behind the wheel or riding along.

the elimination of standby power

The old saying goes, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” An easy way to save money is to optimize your use of electricity. With the country thinking “greener,” energy conservation has been an ongoing trend lately.

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The remote switch is a new addition. Instead of having to access a tight space the surge protector might be located in, a simple push of a button on the remote will switch off the unused outlets. Think of the plugs you might keep inserted into outlets that you may only use once a day or even once a week. Most chargers close the circuit and consume electricity. LCD monitors, HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and even your desktop computer use electricity on standby.

Simply remember to switch off a surge protector when the connected devices are not being used is a great contribution to energy conservation that will eventually pay for itself.

the summer of cognitive enhancement

This past 3-day weekend was very relaxing and much needed. To make my hours at work, I had to work a couple extra hours each day this workweek. Thank goodness tomorrow’s Friday. This weekend’s gonna be extra busy then back to the usual grind too soon after.

My 9-week summer session started up this week. I’m taking a class online and a classroom+lab class. I see this semester whizzing by since it ends during the last week of July. The two courses I am taking are much more interesting than the previous semester. I’m still waiting on a couple books to arrive in the mail, but they should be here this upcoming week.

Books can cost upwards of $100 or more each, but I usually expect to get my college books for these prices:

If you can’t read the total price, it reads $22.71. College books don’t retain their value at all.

I’m up way too late right now, but I’m really looking forward to Saturday if all goes well. Roller coasters + more BBQ! Peace out.