I tried cooking hamburgers again. Just like last time, grease flew out the saucepan and all over the stove. I used a grease splatter, which helped a lot, but I still managed to get two grease burns on my hand. Ow.
This time, I made sure to cover the pan with that Pam Cooking Spray stuff. Is that not supposed to be used on saucepans? Maybe you're only supposed to use it on oven trays. I suppose that I won't use cooking spray next time, because it seems to make the sauce and the grease jump out of the pan.
I cooked the burgers on 3/4ths heat, for fifteen minutes. Every five minutes, I flipped the patties. The outside of the burgers ended up being rather burnt, and the insides tasted like meat loaf. Or at least, it tasted like Marie Calendar's microwaveable meatloaf. (I've noticed the meatloaf tastes very similar to Marie Calendar's microwaveable Salisbury steak).
Next time, I should probably cook the burgers on medium heat, or cook them for only ten minutes. My overall plan is to figure out how to cook frozen patty burgers, then move on to making burgers out of ground meat.
But while my burgers aren't so good, my potato casserole is excellent. It is basically the same thing as mashed potatoes, except instead of adding milk, I add garnish, Philly cream cheese and sour cream. That makes it taste sweet and yummy. Put it in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes or so, and that somehow turns it into a casserole. (I'm a little iffy on what "casserole" means.)
The next kind of casserole I want to make is the simple tater tot / beef casserole, which is loving referred to as "funeral casserole". People make it for funeral receptions, because it's easy to make. I should be able to do that without screwing up!