Posts Tagged ‘food’

McRibs will put a spring in your step

Have you heard?  The McDonald’s McRib is McBack!

McDonald’s Corp. announced Monday that the boneless barbecue pork sandwich, usually available in only a few stores at a time, will be sold at all U.S. locations through Nov. 14.


I first read the news in a family member’s urgent email dispatch to me this morning.  I knew something big was up as soon as I spotted the subject line:

Hooray !!!!


Hurry!  Try McDonald’s “best sandwich” before they stop making them again !!!!

I hadn’t planned on taking the advice, but Bravest Girl was hungry this afternoon and talked me into buying one for her.  Well, go figure, she actually liked the way it tasted.  She even let me try a bite.

Well, okay, the sauce is pretty good, but the meat…  I don’t know.

A moment later, I looked over at her and noticed that she had stopped eating; she had changed her mind about the meat, which had “started to taste gross.”

Yeah, I know.  What was it about the meat?  What was wrong with it?  I’m not sure.  It tasted… … …

(we paused, thought about it for a minute, then blurted out the same odd word in unison),


Yep.  So, there you are.  The next time you’re looking for a “bouncy” piece of meat, slathered with barbeque sauce, sandwiched in a soft white roll, you’ll know where to go!

Hurry though!  McRibs are only around through November 14th!

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Maybe that’s what our homeschool lacked: more interesting field trips!  Not only does Lill know where all the best restaurants are; she’s a brilliant homeschooling mom who knows how to make the most of teachable moments.  (Just don’t tell her that I did her daughter’s field trip report for her.)

LillHawkins.comSex Ed – Coming to a Restaurant Near You

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So, we’re “back to school” – and you know what that means:  Spanking-new posts tagged “life in the suburbs” and “have-you-seen-my-puppy evangelism”! 

So, here it is. 

While out running errands last Sunday. Girl and I passed a Chick-Fil-A.  (The restaurant was closed obviously, because Sunday is the Lord’s Day.)

Everybody at my school LOVES that place.  They say “it’s like getting lunch and going to church at the same time.”

(I’ve mentioned [ad nauseam, I know] being served fresh donuts and Starbucks before Sunday services at Saddleback.  Which was totally awesome.  Just like getting breakfast and going to church at the same time.  So I can appreciate the argument, in other words.)

Anyway, I spent a little time at YouTube, curious to see if there’s anything new and interesting going on at Chick-Fil-A’s…  So, these people are just joking around, right?  Because if this is for real, I am SO going there ASAP.

Ever needed advice on how to resist temptation from peer pressure? Find out God’s way in the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru.

My earlier post on fast-food evangelism (IN-N-OUT Burger and Chick-Fil-A):  Alas, He did not dine with us and we with Him

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It was a gesture of welcoming

“Good grief!,” as Charlie Brown would say. 

“Wah-wah-wahh,” as Snoopy would say.

Maybe you’ve heard about this.  Last month, a first-time visitor to an Anglican church service got up to receive Communion – and brought his dog.  Without thinking, the Reverend “instinctively leaned over and placed a wafer on the dog’s wagging tongue.”  [GASP!]   Of course, one man has filed a formal complaint; but most seem to have taken it in stride, from what I can tell.

Peggy Needham, a lay official who was sitting near the altar, explained:

I think it was this natural reaction: here’s this dog, and he’s just looking up, and she’s giving the wafers to people and she just gave one to him.  Anybody might have done that. It’s not like she’s trying to create a revolution.

But, my favorite comment was offered by Anglican Bishop Patrick Yu:

I think the reverend was overcome by what I consider a misguided gesture of welcoming.

“A misguided gesture of welcoming.”  What an interesting choice of words.  They also remind me of what I’ve always disliked about formal church services – especially as I’m scheduled for a long overdue visit with in-laws during which I usually accompany them to Catholic mass. 

The last time we went, I spent time observing a woman whose job it was to seat people.  She had the charm of a drill sergeant with a toothache – and, she took her job way too seriously.  She kept wanting to seat us in the front rows, and we kept politely declining, which irked her something fierce.  I kept waiting for her to explode, “Goddammit!  Sit where I tell you to sit!”  I can only imagine how she would’ve reacted to someone showing up with a dog. 

Story sources:  beliefnet blog, thestar.com

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I’d rather eat my words

The last time I wrote about disgusting food, I was scolded by Sam.  He cooks professionally – and I don’t, by a long shot.  I deferred; point and match went to him.  :)

Today, I’m sharing a picture from Hospital Food Photo Blog.  Now, to my untrained eye, this dish looks revolting not entirely appealing.  No amount of sriracha is gonna help this monstrosity meal become tastier, it would seem.  In fact, I’m not sure that it’d even be my first, second or third choice from the menu. 

How ’bout you?

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It’s a Girl!

It has been 9 long months of anticipation, restlessness and frequent trips to the bathroom, but, finally, the wait is over.  RedMolly is blogging again!

I’m especially excited about her re-introductory post, which features a recipe for Drunken Chicken, which will, no doubt, overtop all of my other 13th-century chicken recipes.  :)

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Girl and I stopped for an IN-N-OUT Burger while we were out today.  Their “double-doubles” (above) are the best ever – according to everybody.  And, they print Bible verses on their wrappers – according to what I’ve read, but never seen for myself.  Anyway, we were curious about the wrappers and, erm, hungry, so we decided to check it out. 

Yep, on both counts.  The single hamburger that I ordered was one of the very best I’ve ever tried – and, sure enough, there was a Bible verse printed on the wrapper. 

Revelation 3:20—”Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.”

I suppose that I should be offended that the late owner (who began the practice) thought that he could lure me into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus by way of tasty fast food; but, I was actually amused.  Directing potential converts to the book of Revelation?  [laughing]  Of course, Leviticus would have been funnier, but, still, Revelation?  After a double-double cheese burger, fries and a milkshake? 

… which got me thinking about an earlier post about one of my favorite verses from that book.

Sleeping with the lights on

I hate it when people say John was “high” when he wrote the book of Revelation. Clearly, he was of sound mind, intending only to describe the Beast, so we’ll know him when we see him.

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Revelation 13:1-2

Here’s an artistic rendition of what he will look like… so you don’t get him mixed up with other animals…


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