Although I (DeAnna) love to cook and bake, once and awhile I want a break. There are several times when I wish for the convenience of fast food or calling a restaurant and having something delivered to the door. I also wish for affordable restaurants to be able to go to as a family and dine without draining the checking account. We do have some options available to us. The nicer restaurants here are options maybe three times out of a year. Other options are minimal and if you don’t want chicken or fish, you’re out of luck. I know compared to many others we have it cushy. Anyway back to my point, I was having one of my I don’t want to cook days and we decided to stop at a place that serves chicken, fries, beignets (fried bread balls) and beans. David placed our order to go and specifically asked for no condiments because in the past they’ve covered the bottom of the container with mayonnaise, ketchup and piment (habanero pepper paste) then placed the food on top of that layer. When we got home and opened up our containers of food, disappointingly there was condiment covering the bottom of the beans and chicken containers, but something else was disappointing. When we opened the fries container we had a surprise. At least the surprise was fried too.
This leads me to think that I should be careful what I wish for. Although I want a break from cooking every now and then, it’s probably better for our family’s health if I swallow my selfishness and make something at home.
Quiz time: Do you know what’s in the fries?