Mummy Burgers

Have you ever looked at the Wikipedia Mummy page? Whew. Lots of really creepy photos.

These are pretty cool.

Now get ready to groan.

Q. Why do mummies tell no secrets?
A. Because they keep things under wraps.

Q. Do mummies enjoy being mummies?
A. Of corpse!

Q. How do mummies hide?
A. They wear masking tape.

Q. Why did the mummy call the doctor?
A. Because he was coffin.

Q. What is a mummy’s favorite music?
A. Ragtime.

Q. What did the mummy say when he got angry with the skeleton?
A. I’ve got a bone to pick with you.

Q. What do you get if you cross a mummy with a CD?
A. A wrap song.

Yes, definitely a wrap. Let’s cook.

Mummy Burgers


8 frozen hamburger patties (or 8 hamburgers cooked however you like)
8 cheese slices
Garnish: sour cream, chopped black olives


1. Preheat oven to 350℉.

2. Prepare frozen patties according to package directions.

3. Place cooked hamburgers on a baking sheet.

4. Cut cheese into strips; place cheese strips over tops of patties.

5. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted.

6. Dot with sour cream (I used a small squeeze bottle) and top with olive pieces to create eyes.

Recipe from Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Magazine

Serve with fries and onion rings for a really easy, but fun dinner.

Serve with Mummy Dogs to double the fun.

My friend over at no, your product said “The Curse by John Ritter would have been nice to go with your hot dog mummies. Sad song. Fun food.”

Well, lucky me has a chance to use that song, after all, for today’s mummies.

Check out these lyrics. Song writing at its best.

The Curse

He opens his eyes
Falls in love at first sight
With the girl in the doorway
What beautiful lines
Heart full of life
After thousands of years, what a face to wake up to

He holds back a sigh
As she touches his arm
She dusts off the bed where til now he’s been sleeping
Under mires of stone
The dry fig of his heart
Under scarab and bone
Starts back to its beating

She carries him home
In a beautiful boat
He watches the sea from a porthole in stowage
He can hear all she says
As she sits by his bed
And one day his lips answered her
In her own language
The days quickly pass
He loves making her laugh
The first time he moves it’s her hair that he touches
She asks “Are you cursed?”
He says “I think that I’m cured.”
Then he talks of the Nile and the girls in ?bull rushes?

In New York he is laid
In a glass covered case
He pretends he is dead
People crowd round to see him
But at night she comes round
And the two wander down the halls of the tomb
That she calls a museum
But he stops to rest
Then less and less
Then it’s her that looks tired
Staying up asking questions
He learns how to read
From the papers that she is writing about him
Then he makes corrections
It’s his face on her book
More come to look
Families from Iowa
Upper West-Siders
Then one day it’s too much
He decides to get up
Then as chaos ensues he walks outside to find her
She is using a cane
And her face looks too pale
But she’s happy to see him
As they walk he supports her
She asks “Are you cursed?”
But his answer is obscured
In a sandstorm of flashbulbs
Rowdy reporters

Such reanimation
The two tour the nation
He gets out of limos
Meets other women
He speaks of her fondly
Their nights in the museum
She’s just one more rag now he’s dragging behind him
She stops going out
She just lies there in bed
In hotels in whatever towns they are speaking
Then her face starts to set
And her hands start to fold
Then one day the dry fig of her heart stops its beating

Long ago on the ship
She asked why pyramids
He said “Think of them as an immense invitation.”
She asks “Are you cursed?”
He says “I think that I’m cured.”
Then he kissed her and hoped
That she’d forget that question
Josh Ritter-The Curse

Buy Josh Ritter’s music (and his book!) on his Website.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


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4 Responses to Mummy Burgers

  1. Davidurson says:

    I loved the jokess and the story was very great mummy, haha,
    Q: What did the sign in the Egyptian funeral home say?

    A: Satisfaction guaranteed or double your MUMMY back!

  2. Agnes says:

    Love Josh Ritter. ‘Girl In The War’. ‘Kathleen’. ‘Wolves’. Sigh. Love. Adore.

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