It was one of those lazy weekends when we were bored and absolutely had nothing to do. When you have nothing to do, it means it is the perfect time to fire up that grill to cook some meat.
I bought a couple of ready made burger patties from Rustan's Supermarket. They have a pretty decent prepared-meat selection. I've tried a couple of Rustan's prepared meat products and totally worth the price.
(SM, although cheaper, is just disgusting most of the time. I've had a couple of bad experiences with SM's ready-to-cook meats that I've totally given up on them. Blech.)
Each of these babies are about 25 pesos each.
At this point I should say that I am way better at starting the charcoal than my hubby. Isn't that supposed to be some manly instinct? He uses an electric fan to get them to burn. I'm old school so I used a friggin' pamaypay (fan) and I got 'em burning evenly in 10 minutes.
I usually close the lid of the grill to enclose the smoke and to get a higher temperature while I use the fanning the charcoal through the air holes. When I felt I had enough heat with the coals burning a bright orange, I slapped those patties on the grill. I hear a sizzle and was happy. However, I think I turned my patties too early . I did not get those criss-cross grill marks that I wanted.
With the patties are young corn, the last of my hubby's vegetable panic buy. I just coated it with some salt and put them on the grill. I burned about half a dozen of them as they fell into the charcoal pit.
I made mushroom gravy using fresh button mushrooms.