"Are you sure you will get something there?" she asked.
I assured her I would. I've been curious about their new "Chef's Choice" burger. From pictures I'd seen, it didn't look too bad. When I unwrapped it, I had to laugh at the bun: the "artisan bun" they advertise was a crushed, sticky little thing. Maybe it looked nice when it was freshly baked, but that wasn't any time recent.
I read on Grub Grade the other day that Burger King is selling new fries. And I indeed received thicker, crispier fries than I am used to at BK, which has always had my least-favorite fast food fries. They are certainly an improvement, although, like Wendy's has done with their new fries, they were overloaded with salt.
"These are such tasty little bastards," Elizabeth said. And they were.
After watching UCLA win what will almost certainly be their last victory of the season, and USC also win on the one day of the year when I cheer for them (when they play Oregon), I sat outside and had my first Sierra Nevada Tumblers of the season. It's an autumn brown ale that tastes wonderful on cool fall evenings.
A couple of weeks ago I felt a craving for a chicken pot pie. So I decided to go to Moffet's in Arcadia and get four - two for us to eat that evening and two to stick in the freezer. (They freeze perfectly and the restaurant even gives you instructions for cooking them from frozen.) That day I mentioned to my mom that I was going to do that and she asked me to get four for her and my dad, too. So now I was looking at getting 8 pies. But when you buy a dozen of them you get a bit of a savings - you're basically paying for 10. So I got a dozen and stuck a couple extras in the freezer. I busted one out on this night.
Double-Double. Animal style. $3.20.
Think that's a better deal than that five-dollar BK burger?
We got the two pizzas that we normally do - I don't even need to say what they are at this point, do I? And I cooked them and sat down to watch Ken Burns's Baseball on MLB Network. I mean, come on, it's been three and a half weeks since baseball season ended.... I'm going crazy here. ("People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do: I stare out the window and wait for spring." - Rogers Hornsby)
Okay, my friends. I have a really busy week ahead: Elizabeth's parents are coming into town tonight for a week and we have several things planned with them. Wednesday is my parents' 40th anniversary and we have a dinner. Thursday is, of course, Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. I've written a couple of posts on fast food items that I may publish over the next two days, but even if I do I probably won't be checking the comments or anything.
So I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.