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.
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!