So a couple weeks ago, the kosher hot dogs were on sale for like 2 packs for $7. Usually they are about $6 each. So I was a little wary, but I bought a pack anyway. So of course I had to get the pickles - Claussen's of course - and French's yellow mustard. I have to admit that Claussen pickles are a taste that I learned from the Food Pimp. I used to eat vlassic or whatever brand there was. Then he turned me on to Claussens. They are in the refrigerated section by the hotdogs. They are crunchy and have a good dill pickly flavor too.
So this is what always happens when I have hotdogs. I make myself one. I ask the Food Pimp if he wants one. He says no. Then I make it. I put jalapenos and mustard on it - very simple, with pickle sliced long ways. So I am going at it. I get two bites in, when the FP says, can I have a bite. And I relent. I cringe hoping he doesn't take one of those whole mouth gay porn bites. Sometimes he notices me watching jealously, and he takes a small or regular bite. Sometimes he doesn't care, and mouths half the wiener. Sometimes, he takes a bite, realizes how good it is, and takes another. Then he says, wow, that's delicious. Can I have one? Then if I tell him they're in the fridge, he'll say, but I can't make it as good as you. I'm not stupid. I know it's just sweettalk. But I make it anyway, because he's really messy. I think he's really messy because he grew up with people cleaning up after him. I try not to, but eventually I have to a little because I can't stand it any longer.
Anyway, the wieners were scrumptious.
Ghetto Meyers Punch
Two weeks ago was the North Park Indie Music Festival. We went last year and had fun just hanging out outside and drinking beer in plastic cups, so we thought we would go this year. We actually go to the unofficial fest at Planet Rooth Gallery. So we needed a drink for the walk over there. We didn't know how long we'd be there, but I found an apple juice container and thought I would fill it up. I dug around the kitchen for mixing ingredients, and here's what I came up with:
Ghetto Meyers Punch Recipe
1 qt mint syrup (I had this from about a week ago when we made caparihnas/mojitos (I write caparihna/mojito because it had mint and lime))
1 1/2 old limes juiced
1 1/2 inch ginger, smashed in a mortar and pestle
1 old old granny smith from the bottom of the fruit bin
1/6 c lemonade mix left over from one of the Food Pimp's jobs
leftover club soda from the week before
about 1/2 bottle of meyers rum
So this ended up being delicious. You should try it sometime. Hopefully when you're not working, though.
Bibb Lettuce Salad
I can't remember if this was a side or the whole meal, but I found it in my notes. Yeah, I've started taking notes since I don't always write every day about what I ate the day before.
1 ear corn, steamed or boiled
bibb lettuce, torn
extra virgin olive oil - you know my rules about what you can call this product....
(think Rachel Ray bad)
So I'm not going to really describe how I made it. Hopefully you can figure it out. If not, maybe I'm just too advanced for your level of cooking ability. That's a joke by the way. I guess I could put one of those smileys in ;p There does that make it clear that I was kidding? JK
Carl's Jr. Burgers
So two separate nights, we were driving home from watching a show or maybe playing a show. Anyway, on the way home we needed late night eats. I couldn't bear Aiberto's. It's really gone downhill from starting at sealevel. So we went to Carl's Jr twice. Now I believe the first time, I was kind of tipsy and I probably shouldn't have been drinking. I really wasn't sure what I ordered. But we got home, and I realized it was a double cheeseburger. It was meaty and juicy or greasy and actually really tasty. I can't remember how the fries were, but I know I ate them all. I have a feeling they were really surprisingly good though. I hadn't remembered having a burger that good in a while. I venture to say it was better than the McDonald's airport burgers.
So the second time, I got a single cheeseburger and the FP got a double. I was not quite as inebriated this time. The meat patty was good, the condiments were good, but the buns seemed a little soggy, kinda like they had been sitting in the wrapper under the heat lamp for a bit? But they were still yummy. I think this time the fries were kind of old and cold. I have to order from this place sober one time to have a good comparison. Maybe that's the reason people like Carl's Jr and Jack in the Box, because late at night when they have to eat, the signs are like beacons in the fog, like the light at the end of the tunnel, like the greasy fast food to soak up all that alcohol sloshing around in the stomach. Unfortunately, In and Out is too far from home, so I'll never go there late at night. I've never been there at all. My only experience with them is when someone brought them to work for our employee meeting. The only problem was, that she brought them after sitting in her car for about half an hour, so they were not impressive at all.
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