I don't know how you all feel about what to order when eating out, but there are times when nothing tastes better to me that a good old burger and an order of french fries.
Thursday was one of those days for me.
Mandy and the kids and I were going over to Clearfield for some groceries and decided to stop at our favorite local restaurant - Jim and Charmaine's. More often than not, I tend to order a grilled chicken sandwich there but for some reason this past visit, I had a yen for a nice big old burger, with melted cheddar cheese and grilled onions on it and give me a side order too of those seasoned "Beer batter french fries" too will you please?
Although burgers are relatively easy to fix at home and I generally don't order food when I am out that I can just as easily fix at home, but for some reason or other, burgers cooked on our griddle here at home just don't have the right flavor or pizzaz that it has when I order it at a restaurant.
My plate was heaped to the very brim too with the french fries - a super-sized order without even requesting that it be supersized! Kurtis and Maya both helped me polish the fries off. I know, that's probably bad to be putting things like that in front of them, clogging their arteries at such an early age. But dang, kids gotta learn to enjoy things too somehow, don't they?
I also have to have a side of mayonnaise to smear some of it on my burger and then, use the rest to dip my french fries in it too. Mmmmm, good! Trust me!
Much as I love to have a shake to go along with this meal, they don't make milkshakes up at J&C's and besides, having worked many years as a waitress and knowing what a pain in the dupa milkshakes can be to make, I refuse to order them in a restaurant -unless it is at Dairy Queen. So my beverage of choice was coffee and a glass of ice water.
That meal held me nicely all night till Friday morning when I got up and started my day with a cup of coffee. No cravings, no hunger pangs at all, the whole night! Now that was a bonus for me too!
How about you? What's your thoughts about that good old American favorite - burger, fries and a soda or a shake?