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Archive for February, 2012

“this is how we do it in the bison state”

in my family, for every birthday, the birthday boy or girl gets a special dinner.  we usually go to some halfway fancy restaurant and drink margaritas until we’re loopy, but when ryan’s birthday rolled around a couple of weeks ago, he didn’t want to go out to eat.  not really having the money for a bling-a-licous gift, i asked him if i could make him a nice dinner.  his pick.  whatever he wanted to eat.  and what did he want to eat?

a bison burger.  that’s right….bison.

this is what a bison looks like:

bisons are also known as buffalo.  you learn something new everyday.

according to wikipedia, bison/buffalo are large, even-toed ungulates within the subfamily Bovinae.  also according to wikipedia, an ungulate is a hoofed animal and Bovinae are large ungulates.  huh.  interesting.

being the amazing girlfriend that i am, i agreed.  i put aside my vegetarian views and headed to the nearest whole foods to purchase….gulp….buffalo meat.

buffalo is expensive

and that was the CHEAP bison meat.  almost a full pound.  in U.S. dollars.  yikes.


and what’s a bison burger without condiments? (i wouldn’t know)

the end product…….

nearly a pound of buffalo with provolone cheese, ketchup, mayo, mustard, steak sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion on a butter toasted keiser roll with steak fries and a side of dipping ketchup.  and if that weren’t enough….


if beer is the reward for turning 21, buffalo is the reward for turning 30.  happy birthday, ryan!


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