Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Dinner & Dinner Reading



Perusing the local publications and trying to decide what to have for dinner. With wine protege Jason Bo Green on the mind, bought my second ever sippy box wine. I know, I know. But, the tetra pak is made from 70% post consumer recycled products, and well... I had almost a 2 mile walk and was way easier to carry than a bottle. Plus, the semi-generic, ironic container design appealed to Sheena's funny bone. How ANYONE could resist a box of wine that exclaims right on the front label "HEY NICE PACKAGE" is completely beyond me. LOL...funny review of Bandit Wine. The verdict? A $7 US wine that could easily pass for a $10 wine. And bonus score... the juice box format is 1 litre, not 750ml.

Dinner was a burger from a regional chain Backyard Burger. Though I confess I almost kept walking. Eateries containing words like "Backyard", "Backdoor", "Back Alley" always make me clench a bit.

Not a bad burger, so if you like homestyle fresh grilled, Sheena recommends it. Inexpensive and way better than usual fast food chains. Probably NOT recommended if you're looking for a hot investment tip.

23 Comments:

At 10:20 PM, Blogger tkkerouac said...

MMM, I could go for one of those about now, but Licks is still my favourite garlic burger.

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Licks Sucks.
Or is that the Works. I can never remember.

 
At 7:28 AM, Anonymous spy said...

I think you said The Works sucks last time but I like The Works better than Dick's or Lick's!

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

Yes, I was thinking of the Works. Actually I don't think I"ve ever had a Licks burger. The name itself grosses me out. I always think I'll end up with a spit-burger.

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Marky Mark said...

Will this new study of diet change how you eat? Looks like you should get rid of the bun in your burger....

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

Yeah, thanks Marky Mark, but life's too short. I'd rather have a fat ass and lots of fun than a skinny ass and worry about every friggin thing I do or eat.

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Marky Mark said...

true, but you don't want it (life) to be even shorter.

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger pam said...

It (life) would feel pretty freaking long if you couldn't have a bun with a burger.

I'll have a bun with my fat ass, thanks. And put a little cheese on it, will ya?

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Marky Mark said...

In all seriousness the recent news is that the advice for 30 years NOT to eat the burger has been wrong, and that the thing to avoid is actually the bun. Who knows that the advice will be in another five years.


We should all enjoy our food.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

true, but you don't want it (life) to be even shorter.

Why not? Probably safer to hide at home 24/7 eating whole grains and fresh veggies, but there's too much mayhem to be caused still in this big old world, and I intend to do my fair share. We go when we go. Could be heart attack or could be runaway bus. Take my chances.

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

And in all honesty, I am more frightened of getting deaded by walking down unlit busy streets with few paved sidewalks knowing that every car that goes by probably BOUGHT SHOTGUN NEWS AT WINN-DIXIE WITH THEIR TETRA PAK WINE AND DELI COUNTER MACARONI AND CHEESE than a few extra carb grams here and there.

Perspective, man... perspective.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger pam said...

I don't think there are many men in them parts that drink the tetra-pak vino, sheena. I think that's for the little ladies.
My guess: Shot Gun News, mac & cheese, packa smokes and a couple six packs.

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous scout said...

don't forget fries with gravy.....life is all about balance, that's why i smoke....after all i live in a place with pretty pristine air and spend half my year on hawaii's big island where there's basically only 'vog' (volcano smoke) hindering the air.......if you have too much clean air, well, that's overdoing it so i have to create a balance with tobacco.

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Bad habits are nature's vaccine, I always say... it's usually the goodie goodie exercise/nutrition fanatics who get sick with every little thing that goes around. Hell, if you can survive a sambuca hangover or deep fried fiesta, you can survive fricken bird flu, IMHO.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger pam said...

Find something you love and let it kill you slowly....

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger petite gourmand said...

I love that- "Nice Package".
Too funny.
I'm all about interesting packaging, bonus when it tastes decent too.

 
At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat don't like that there newspaper Sheena....reminds me of viva glock vegas.

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

don't be crazzeeeeee, Pat.
A glock ain't no shotgun! Totally different.

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Leatherhands said...

I'd really hate to go down from a stupid artery clog, so I've brainwashed myself that bathing everything in cold pressed virgin olive oil makes it OK. Have you ever had thin, juliened sweet potato deep fried in that stuff? Good God.
Sheena, Pam....stop teasing me with your fat ass talk!

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I tell you Sheena, the witty and/or ironic comments most of those packagers make really IS wonderful - it's a great selling point.

I ate a 24 slice pizza last night, and had key lime pie for lunch before that. Certainly unhealthy, but SO FREAKING GOOD!

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I should have had wine, though... you're right. Always learning!

By the way, by sheer co-incidence, I made mention of you this morning. Is there a proverb about when two people think of each other at the same time?

Maybe... that they're destined for marriage?

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

that was a funny post, Jason and I am tempted to do my own version of one later tonight.

You know I'll be looking for a pre-nup, right?

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Oh, do do your own, yes - I'd love to see it. Per the pre-nup - name your terms. I can't afford to take you out much, but I make a wonderful turnip puff (really) and lemon pie, and I'm excellent with kids. ;)

 

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