I like Big Macs and I Cannot Lie … And I’m O.K. with that.
I think the biggest misconception about anyone who eats well is that they ALWAYS, ONLY, FOREVER AND EVER eat well. That they would rather eat a fist full of scabs than let anything processed or unhealthy pass their lips. I’m here to tell you that is not true. I don’t think. God, I hope not it’s not true. Gross.
To quote a well known, 84 year old, world champion food eater (my mother),
“If a person can’t eat french fries whenever they want, then life just isn’t worth living.”
Betty has a flare for the dramatic. I told her I was thinking of changing my brand of dish soap once. She gasped so hard she swallowed a tiny piece of lung and to this day you can read about the episode in the Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum in Niagara Falls.
Obviously I got my love of french fries from her. From my father I got my love of vegetable gardening. So I’ve inherited two very different food philosophies. Grow Your Own and Live Isn’t Worth Living If You Can’t Eat French Fries Whenever You Want (Which is Always).
I live with a balance of both. Because growing and cooking your own healthy food really is satisfying. And so are french fries.
Every summer when I’m killing myself working up at my community garden, there’s always a day near the beginning of the growing season that’s so long, so tiring, so calorie depleting that I stop at my local McDonalds drive through on the way home for a Big Mac, large fries, 6 Chicken McNuggets and a drink. I not only enjoy it, I love it and look forward to it. There’s no guilt from eating the crappy food because I’ve worked myself in the garden until I’m delirious. That delirium only adds to the deliciousness of the junk food.
I really do love McDonalds – their french fries are the BEST – but I think the main reason I go there is because it’s a drive through. Can you imagine anything more luxurious than screaming at a metal box and then someone handing you a bag of food through your car window? I can’t. Every time I do it I feel like royalty.
It is the only drive through food in town unless you count Tim Hortons which I don’t because they don’t have special sauce. Or McDonald’s french fries. I also LOVE Harvey’s hamburgers (I don’t think you have been blessed with Harvey’s in the United States) but they changed their buns and french fries years ago plus there isn’t one close to me. Tacos? I don’t even know if there’s a Taco drive through around but again, I do like them. Submarines are delicious but I don’t get that McDonald’s satisfaction out of them. Plus there’s no sub drive through. Not here anyway.
So McDonald’s it is every time I’m having a “Yeah, I grow all my own vegetables, but life isn’t worth living if you can’t eat french fries when you want” moment.
In fact I see one of those moments in my very near future.
What about you? What’s your go-to fast food? And will you be going-to, this weekend? 😉
Have a good weekend!
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