Yes, I cooked. And it was more than just a frozen pizza. {Product Review}

Friday, January 28, 2011

So, if you read my last post, then you know what an incredibly painful journey I am on right now. You also know that I decided to take CSN Stores up on their offer to do another review for them. Like I told you on that post, Tim loved all the things we got from CSN Stores and would want me to keep working with them.

The last time that we looked through CSN Stores 200+ sites, we had narrowed down our decision to a juicer and an indoor grill. I decided that I would actually use the grill much more often than the juicer. If Tim was still here, I probably would have went the other way just because he wanted a juicer so badly. I'm not a big juice person. I like fruit juice but the juicer he was interested in was for vegetables. So... I went with the grill.

I got that same giddy feeling when the UPS man pulled up outside. It's a little like Christmas. A big jolly man in a sleigh bearing gifts... OK, so it was a tall man in a big brown truck but he had a gift for me so it's kind of the same.

The box it came in was ENORMOUS. I got a little worried that I wouldn't have room in my tiny kitchen but it turns out that it was a normal sized grill...



I got it all set up and then got my meat ready. Don't get too excited. I just made a burger. It was a lot for me to do though. I haven't really cooked since Tim died. Not more than the frozen pizza that I told you about in my title. I cooked ALL. THE. TIME. for my love but there just hasn't seemed to be any reason to do that just for me. A bowl of cereal or a ham sandwich has been plenty. Too much really, but I digress...

So I got my burger ready. I mixed some ground chuck with seasonings & then decided to mix in some shredded cheddar cheese. I've been seeing a commercial lately for a Smokehouse Burger that I know Tim would have loved (and I would have hated) and the cheese sounded good. I ended up adding a lot...


What was I thinking??

Anywho...

Following the directions, I preheated my grill and then added my burger...


I seared it first and then let it cook for about 10 minutes. It says to cook burgers for 6 - 8 minutes but I like mine well done. About halfway through the cooking time, I turned the burger so that I would have pretty crisscross grill marks.

Just look at all that fat running off my food and into the drip tray! That's gotta be a benefit.


When it was done, I realized the down side of adding so much cheese....look how it cooked up on top...
The bottom looked real pretty though...


Oh yeah, that's more cheese on the side there. Provolone. I am a cheese girl. So I added that and let it melt...


It was sooooooo good! It was juicy and gooey and delicious. Tim would have loved it!

Of course I could only eat half of it. My stomach must have gotten pretty tiny lately. And when I have a burger, that's all I want. The burger. No fixins. It was truly delicious though...


And look at how the grill marks melted into the cheese or ummmm vica-versa. Super deliciouso!

The grill was really easy to clean too. You just unplug it and put a wet paper towel in between the plates and let it steam about 30 seconds...


Then wipe up (using tongs to hold the HOT towel!!) and ta-da! it's clean! I'm really glad that I chose this item to review & I can see me using it often.

So....

You want one don't you?

I know you do. You can get one today from CSN Stores site cookware.com for only $61.19! I think that's an awesome price and so worth the equipment you get. You should get one. Right now. You won't regret it. I promise!

And don't forget to follow CSN Stores on Twitter & become their fan on Facebook. Lots of good stuff to find out in those places!

And I promise I haven't abandoned y'all or this cookbook. I will get back here on a regular basis as soon as I'm able to do that. Just right now is very difficult for me. I'm sure you understand.


*Disclaimer: I received a $65 promotional code in order to do this review. If you would like to be a CSN Stores Preferred Blogger and review or give away great CSN Stores products, click here.*

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