Hamburger Mash!


Tonight I planned on using ingredients already prepped, some “leftovers”, and some bacon.

This recipe turned out to be delicious! 


Using a 3lb pack of ground beef, portioned into 3 sections, I made and prepped the following:

  1. 1 large section made spaghetti bolognese (1-1.5 lbs)
  2. The remaining two portions made 6 burgers, 3 that I ate already …
  3. and the rest of the beef I had prepped, with garlic and onion, to be cooked tonight! (I added a little tumeric today.)


Yesterday I made spaghetti squash I’ve had sitting around for a while. I plan on using this with the bolognese and decided that, why not, it could be my veggie base for my hamburger mash! Always good to have go-to veggies prepped and in the fridge that can be used in lots of recipes. Spaghetti squash is one of those veggies as they work for spaghetti, pestos, marinaras, simple herbs and spices, with any kind of chilli, etc … you can utilize them pretty widely.


Pretty simple. I’d sliced, salted, and peppered it from the previous night’s burgers and plated what was left for a rainy day. Tada!


That’s right, 2 pieces per patty. I cooked the bacon first; then, I cooked the patties in the bacon grease to utilize the flavor. mmmm mmmm good.


to taste

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Even Ramona wanted a piece …

The Meaning of Happiness Changes Over Your Lifetime

I needed this today and it really hit close to my heart. Thanks for posting!

Center for Advanced Hindsight

Swinging Happiness for BlogThe following is a scientific and personal article written by CAH member Troy Campbell about happiness.

One lovely afternoon, I began chatting to my grandpa. I was completely unaware he was about to say something that would change my view of happiness forever.

In the middle of our conversation, I felt a lull so I pulled out the classic question. “If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?” I couldn’t wait to talk about my long list of dead presidents, dead Beatles, dead scientists, and a really cute living movie star. But I was also really eager to hear what he’d say.

Then he simply answered, “My wife.”

I immediately assured him it’s not necessary for him to answer like that. We all knew he loves his wife, whom he eats dinner with every night and was currently over in the other room…

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