Thursday, April 24, 2008


 April 24 is . . . . National Pigs In A Blanket Day.

Do you remember the school cafeteria's pig in a blanket?  It was actually my favorite dish that those crazy old lunchroom ladies would whip up, from its thick, soft yet chewy buttery bread wrapper to the juicy wiener wrapped snuggly inside and served with soggy, greasy oven fries, warped rubbery carrot sticks and washed down with a luke warm half pint of milk.  Ah, those were the days!

Last night we had steak, artichoke and a salad wedge for supper.  A salad wedge is a wedge cut from a head of iceberg lettuce then drizzled with dressing and sprinkled with diced tomatoes and bacon bits.  Basically its a tossed salad minus the 'tossed'.  I don't know why but for some reason salad just tastes so much better as a wedge.

We had a lot of left over artichoke since we got a couple of free packs from the grocery store down the block.  There were three different prices posted and even the cashier was confused so he just tossed them into a bag without charging us for them.

"They look like they're going to turn bad soon,"  he explained with a wink.

So... guess what I had for breakfast?

Yep, artichoke... and cheesecake!  If that isn't a breakfast fit for champions then I am one happy loser!

Unfortunately I think those artichoke and cheesecake have replaced all the calories I burned while walking home earlier in the week, which means that I should probably walk home more often, whether or not Big Red gets fixed in time.  Which also means that I should surely be able to afford maybe one more slice of cheese cake.  I'll just have to take the long way home, that's all. 


glensfork4 said...

oooohhhh cheesecake....not ready to have that just yet...still trying to get my eating habits changed.

But boy would I love to have a piece of pie!!!!


deshelestraci said...

You just determined what we are having for lunch!  I have the ingredients for Pigs in a Blanket!  Ha!  At a local restaurant you used to be able to get salad wedge.  Seemed strange to me at the time.  But I bet it's tasty.
PS how many days til Gabe gets home?!

chat2missie said...

I love pigs in a blanket!

frankandmary said...

Starch & swine snouts.  Yum.  I'll take the lettuce wedge instead ;-). ~Mary

swmpgrly said...

mmmmm cheese cake

helmswondermom said...

I think I've breakfasted on worse things.  Actually artichoke and cheesecake sound pretty good!