And yet...it didn't start out that way.
This is the Zoa's chicken-style okara burgers, thawed out and lightly pan-fried, along with the Chopped salad with creamy chipotle ranch dressing from the Candle Cafe Cookbook (which was wonderful, by the way), and chili fries.
I even made my own buns; I'm getting right into this keeping-bread-dough-in-the-refrigerator thing. Look, I made three hamburger buns, in seconds, tonight:
But why does this happen? Why? Every single time?
However, they were truly, taste-wise, delightful, and I have to admit that their weird shapes do have a certain goofy, demented charm. I'll leave you with a beauty shot of the chopped salad, before the dressing. It's so lovely, it doesn't even seem like food, does it? Maybe that's why I don't eat salad all that often (though I am trying to remedy this):