Not familiar with the show? It’s a quirky slice-of-life animated show reminiscent of The Simpsons or King of the Hill. We like it a bit better than those shows though, because it’s less outlandish than the former and less droll than the latter.
Or … As FOX officially describes it …. Bob’s Burgers is an “animated series about a man, his family and a burger joint. A third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his uptight wife and their three underachieving kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, condiments and sides, but only a few thoughts on customer service and business management.”
Why We Love Bob’s Burgers …
It’s the quirky humor. And the fact it’s something the whole family can agree on.
Okay, so some of the episodes are not appropriate for our youngest, our daughter, “D.” We have had some interesting conversations after watching more than one of the episodes.
There was one summer that we binged all five seasons (at that time — now there are eight). We are such fans that Brent and I dressed like Gene and Tina for Halloween. None of our friends knew who we were. But when they showed pictures from our evening to their kids, the kids knew exactly who we were.
If you’ve never seen the show, we’ll generally introduce you to a favorite episode. The one currently on repeat viewing? It’s Season 7, Episode 16, “Eggs for Days.”
Bob and Linda are having a Easter egg hiding competition. They get drunk on jelly bean flavored schnapps that is 100 proof. Bob wakes up and says, “my blinks hurt.”
It is so funny that we could watch it over and over again and be in tears from laughing every time.
He: How Linda purchases the booze is every bit as funny as their accurate portrayal of a screaming hangover.
Bob’s Burgers Recipes For Every Episode
In every episode there is a burger of the day at their restaurant. They are posted as creative specials that are always fun to read. It reminds me of how The Simpsons would have the characters land on the couch a different way at the beginning of every episode.
Anyway, my friend Nicole — knowing our love of the show — gave us a Bob’s Burgers Recipes box with 26 recipes of special burgers from the episodes.
He: For one so inclined, more than 100 recipes could be created.
We decided to try them on a regular basis. With 26, we could commit to every other week, but we’ll likely stick to once a month.
There are some that I’m really looking forward to trying, like “If Looks Could Kale Burger” (I mean how can you go wrong with Gruyere cheese). And there are others I’m not so sure about — “Rest In Peas Burger” (NOT A FAN of peas).
Our First Foray Into Bob’s Burgers Recipes
A few weeks back, we tried our first burger. We posted three recipes on Twitter and put it to a vote on which burger we would make that evening for dinner.
The three we picked for voting:
- Baby You Can Chive My Car
- Do The Brussel Burger
- Free To Brie You And Me
And The Inaugural Bob’s Burger Winner?
“Free to Brie You and Me” won the Twitter vote. And I prepared them that evening.
Overall, the four of us really liked them. My only comment would be that I wanted more brie. Stuffed in the patty, the brie ends up melting into the burger and I wanted more cheese.
So, we’re thinking that once a month we’ll pull a card from the box and a give it a go. We will keep you posted on the next sampling of the Bob’s Burgers Recipes.
He: And watch our Twitter account for the next vote. 😉