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February 19, 2010 at 11:37 AM

More burgers in Ballard, plus a “Gourmet” chicken recipe

Burgers. Pizza. Ballard. Burgers. Pizza. Ballard. As reported on the My Ballard blog this morning, today’s the day for the grand opening of the Seattle Burger Company, pledging “gourmet burgers at affordable prices” — along with hand-dipped shakes. No, the photo below isn’t the new burger company’s. It’s that other gourmet burger joint’s: the one that wanted in at a former pizza place closer to Ballard’s central shopping district — though that ended up being a no-go, so they’re staying put, for now.

Another science project at Ballard’s Lunchbox Laboratory.

And speaking of pizza and Ballard, here’s what Nate packed for lunch this morning:

No “weiner wink” today.

He’s certainly come a long way from the days when he begged for the “hot lunch” provided by the Edmonds School District. Yep: the kid’s at it once more, eating leftover pizza from his counter-cultural experience last night at his favorite pizza parlor, where he dragged his dad — again. I stayed home and had a sandwich. And yes, Nate’s spoiled. So sue me. He loves to dine out, and I have absolutely no idea where he gets that. But lest you think all we do in my house is go out to eat, think again.

Nate’s school lunch the two previous days consisted of chicken salad sandwiches made from an incredible (and incredibly easy) recipe I prepared a couple nights ago. It’s from the latest Gourmet cookbook, “Gourmet Today,” but because I think you should give it a try — if not this weekend, then during the busy work week — here’s the recipe for Spiced Chicken. Which, as I said, is is a breeze to prepare, even if you grind some of the spices for the spice paste and double the recipe, as I did.

Spice Chicken — before (left) and after. Ten minutes prep time, 35 minutes to cook.

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