My Homemade Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt

A restaurant called Friendly’s was all over the news and internet yesterday after they announced a new burger on their menu named the Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt (pictured above). What makes this burger newsworthy is that it’s one of the unhealthiest meals ever dreamed up. It’s a cheeseburger made with a 100% angus beef patty, pepperjack cheese, lettuce and tomato and the traditional buns were swapped out with grilled cheese sandwiches.

This thing is ridiculous. It has 1,500 calories, 97 grams of fat (38 saturated), and 1,816mg of sodium. It has 54 grams of protein too, but that doesn’t matter when you put all of that other crap in your body.

I’ve never even heard of Friendly’s before and there aren’t any locations in Colorado, but I love grilled cheese sandwiches and I love cheeseburgers so I made my own. 😀

Here’s my recipe:

  • 4 Tbsp. of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
  • 1 Hamburger Patty
  • 3 Kraft Slices
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • 1 Tomato Slice
  • 4 Slices Wheat Bread
  • 1 Slice Swiss Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Fat Free Mayonaise

I cooked my hamburger patty on a George Foreman grill, but you can cook it in a pan or on any sort of grill you have around. While the hamburger was cooking, I had the grill cheese sandwiches cooking on a pan on the stove. I spread butter on one side of each slice of bread, and then let the cheese melt on top of one slice before putting them together.

Once everything was done, I put the hamburger on top of one of the grilled cheese sandwiches, placed the swiss cheese on top (I didn’t have pepperjack cheese), spread some lettuce over it and placed a slice of tomato on top of that. Then I spread the mayonaise on the bottom of the other grilled cheese sandwich and completed the burger melt. Here’s what it looked like.

I calculated the nutritional value of my version and here’s what I came up with:

Protein = 51.75g
Cals. = 1,239
Fat = 81.1g
Sodium = 1,816mg

That’s about 100 calories per bite!

It was actually really good and if it wasn’t so unhealthy, I’d probably make it again. I used fat-free mayo, low-fat swiss cheese, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and wheat bread and this thing is still one of the most unhealthy things I’ve ever eaten. Maybe I’ll make another one next year.

Nicolas Cage Wants His Cake

This is one of the weirdest videos I’ve ever seen, but is so freakin’ awesome at the same time. This music video was compiled by Harry Partridge using techno music, funny animations and sound clips from “The Family Man.” I like Nicolas Cage, so I really enjoyed this one.

I had to watch this one twice 😀 Check out Nicolas Cage Wants Cake at Newgrounds and prepared to laugh.

Mortal Kombat Getting a Film Franchise Reboot?

I actually thought the Mortal Kombat movies were good, not great, but entertaining enough. I admit that the acting was a little bad and I definitely thought they could have been a little more violent. This is what Mortal Kombat: Rebirth aims to fix.

It was being reported around the internet yesterday that the film below is a short film which was being used to test the potential for a much grittier and violent Rated-R version of the franchise. Turns out that It was actually “made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film,” according to a comment made on Jeri Ryan’s Twitter account.

Rebirth features Michael Jai White as Jax, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage, Lateef Crowder as Baraka and Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion. The director is Kevin Tancharoen and the fight choreographer was Larnell Stovall.

I have to say that I’m extremely impressed with this pitch from Tancharoen. This is exactly what the franchise needs to be successful. I don’t care much for the explanation of Baraka or Reptile, considering they are supposed to be from other planets but it seems like they are trying to go for as much realism as possible here.

I hope Warner Bros. picks this interpretation up and turns it into a full-length film, because this short is awesome!

Art From the 2010 Denver Chalk Art Festival

I had a great time at the Denver Chalk Art Festival on Saturday with Michelle, my brother and a couple of friends. The art was great, the bands were good and I had plenty of beers in me 😉

Check out some of the pictures below. Sorry about the quality of the pics – I had to take screenshots from the video I took on my camcorder. I also took some video of a band that was playing, who I believe is John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light, but I’m not positive.

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