Another Culinary Catastrophe

Went into the long weekend fully provisioned with bacon, ground chuck, shredded cheese, flour tortillas, taco seasoning, sour cream, chipotle queso, banana peppers, and my fridge only knows what else.

What followed was one culinary failure after another. I learned many things about myself and reinforced others. My attempt at a burrito was laughable and my nachos depressing. My bacon turned out pretty below average and my tortilla origami a failure of epic proportion.

The moral of the story is to leave the cooking to the professionals. With such as Moe’s Southwest Grill and Nuevo Acapulco so close and affordable there is no reason to sacrifice food upon the kitchen alter, only to be disappointed or disposed of.

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Bad Grandma



While at Giant Eagle and totally NOT in the mood to deal with deli staff I picked up a tub of Grandma’s Original Recipes Potato Salad with Egg.  Priced at over $3 for a 1 pound tub I expected something at least tolerable.  Especially considering they dared invoke the name of “Grandma”.



How totally disappointed was I?  This bland, flavorless paste had little right to call itself potato salad and even less right to imply that any Grandma had ever made anything so pitiful.

A liberal application of Bacon Salt is required to make it at all palatable, but even that leaves it wanting. I swear Grandma’s everywhere are rolling in their graves, offended by the mere existence of this insult to everything that is potato salad.  Blech!



A Double D Breakfast



Turns out Dunkin Donuts is no longer just for coffee and donuts. Took my son there for breakfast and while he gorged himself on donuts I decided to try something new.

While browsing the breakfast board the Big and Toasted caught my eye. Basically a grilled cheese sandwich made with Texas toast and including bacon and eggs.


It was also available as a “combo” which included a side of oven baked hash browns, which were also surprisingly good. Add on a large iced tea (I love their iced tea!) and this was a really impressive breakfast. So good, in fact, that I am looking forward to trying more of their DDelicious offerings.

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