Since posting about my blog drafts I never published, I certainly felt a slight kick in the ass from readers to finish those drafts up.
So I hopped to it (not literally, I don’t hop. Too much energy expenditure. Plus, I’m not a bunny.)
These are words I find inexplicably funny:
Subtle: The fact that this word contains a “b” you hardly notice makes me smirk.
Bunion: One of the funniest words I can think of. Rhymes with a wonderful burger topper, but its actually disgusting lumps of skin formed usually on your toes. Gross, but hilarious sounding.
Smorgasbord: I know. It basically means the same as a buffet, but more hilarious.
Lisp: I particularly find this word funny because its more prominent when pronounced by someone with a lisp.
Goulash: A Hungarian beef stew made. But I think it sounds like some sort of subcategory like poop.
Wharf: I have no explanation as to why this word makes me laugh. I think it has something to do with the way its spelled, the way its pronounced, and the fact that it feels like a hybrid of “whale” and “barf”.
Mustache: Its not the meaning of “mustache” that I find funny, its just that I always thing to myself,
“I mustache you a question. But I’m shaving it for later….”
Scuttlebutt: Is a nautical term meaning rumor or gossip, but I just think it sounds like butt virus you can contract.
Lugubrious: This word means “sad”, but ironically, it makes me laugh.
Garbanzo: yep, as in “garbanzo beans”. Sounds like it should be a name for one of the muppets (maybe Gonzo’s cousin or something?). This also ties in with today’s recipe.
Meep: This doesn’t have some profound definition. Its just like “meep, meep!”… Kind of like a beep, but cuter and for mice. Yea, I need to get a life.
What words make you laugh? Is it what they mean or how they sound? Or both?
I know, I’m a “meat” kind of gal. And when given the option, I’ll always chose meat over a “veggie” burger. But since I had leftover pumpkin, I thought I’d try to make something else with all the extra pumpkin. And you know what? This is almost as delicious as meat.
Makes one burger
- 2 Egg whites OR 1 egg OR 1 tbs flaxseed meal mixed with 1tbs water
- 1/4 cup pumpkin (or sweet potato puree)
- 1 Tbs chopped pecans (or any nut)
- 1 Tbs Vital Wheat Gluten (or 2 Tbs if not using garbanzo bean flour)
- 1 Tbs Garbanzo bean flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- spices (you can totally be creative with the spices and use whatever you fancy but for this on I used: dash of garlic powder, coriander, salt, nutmeg, oregano, parsley)
- 1Tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbs water
Spray a bowl or ramekin with a light layer of oil to prevent sticking. Mix all ingredients well with fork or whisk. If you want to make a bunch of burgers, quadruple the recipe and you can blend it all in a blender. Microwave for 2:30-4 min on high and this will depend on your microwave (mine took 4 min but when I tried the recipe at my dads it only took three so it varies, just keep an eye on it after 2:30 min). Take it out of the bowl and top with your burger toppings of choice.