Not too long ago, I might have mentioned on Facebook that I enjoyed some Wendy's chicken nuggets dipped in a chocolate frosty. I might have done that. It should be noted that I really don't eat meat. I'll eat chicken from time to time, but for the most part (that's for you Irene), I don't eat any meat. Since Bino has been in the belly, I've been extra aware of what I eat... that's not to say I haven't consumed chocolate pie, but I have eaten some things I wouldn't normally eat - chicken being one of those things.
Tonight, however, I saw THIS video. I am a Jamie Oliver fan (did you know he named his new baby boy Buddy Bear Maurice? Yeah, and you thought Gilgamesh was a bit over the edge...), but don't have any of his cookbooks. I hope the recipe on the video is NOT in any - ha! Unlikely.
Do YOU eat the nuggets? It's safe to say my nugget days are over. NASTY! I can't believe I let myself eat that stuff... I thought about not posting because this was a little to might-barf-everywhere, but then decided that it's worth sharing. Sorry. But aren't you glad you saw? Doesn't it make you think? Even if our favorite Christian chicken, Chick-it, Chick-fil-a didn't use mechanically separated chicken, doesn't it make you wonder? Zaxby's is another chicken place I will eat from - I might have to question my attempt at eating meat.
AND - get this... so I have this thing where I'll order a kids meal from McDonald's or Burger King, take the meat out, and put french fries in the middle - well Burger King has a veggie burger now (whoo to the hoo! Actually, a few had them back in '99 when I was in undergrad in the mountains, but the only reason was because it was a super crunchy artsy town of just students for the most part) - it's a Boca patty. I was running around last week and decided I needed some lunch and drove through the BK. I'd planned on getting a kids meal but then thought about a veggie burger. The kids meal was $2.71 with tax. That included a burger, fries, a small drink, and a cheap BPA ridden plastic toy (there's no proof on the BPA it just seemed to fit with the point here...). The veggie burger - JUST the burger, was $3.79 - before tax. WHAT is wrong with this?! You are telling me that MEAT is cheaper - WAY cheaper if you consider all that was included in that $2.71 meal - than vegetables? NUTS. There is something seriously wrong with our food.
We saw Food, Inc., Super Size Me, all of the big foodie documentaries - but it obviously didn't sink in with me. We try to eat local whenever possible and had I not had some major all-day sickness going on for weeks on end, we would have joined the CSA up here. Thankfully, they let us just pick up food when we were able without a full share since I was so sick and couldn't stomach much. We've joined the fall share though so lots of root goodness to come.
I don't have a good way of wrapping this up - so many things wrong - so many questions - Chandler is totally sick of my rant about marketing (bigger, more for your money crap food advertising) so I thought I'd just take it to the mattresses, err, the blog. No Godfather fans? Actually, I've never seen the movie - I just like that line in You've Got Mail.
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