Yep, I’m going to throw all caution (and diet restrictions) to the wind tonight at my feast. Fun is the destination, and calories will be along for the ride. I’ll deal with the fallout tomorrow, if there is any. All I know is I am going to enjoy the menu I requested (everyone gets their choice of dinner for their birthday in our family): Chili/chips/cheese, corn bread, five-cup salad, and chock-lick cake. Yummy.

Now I suppose I could have done worse (refer to my “comfort food” reference from yesterday). Lots worse, to wit:

Behold the “Worst Food in America,” according to Men’s Health magazine. The Baskin-Robbins Oreo Shake. According to the Boston Globe report on it, this 2600-calorie monster contains “more calories than 49 Oreo cookies, more sugar than 20 bowls of Froot Loops cereal and the saturated fat equivalent of 59 strips of bacon.”

[In their defense, and probably because of massive negative press, they’re now hawking a reduced fat version on their website.]

Nice calorie/fat count there. But there are awesome runners-up.

How about a 7-lb. burrito at Jack-n-Grill? Clicky:


Or a 72-ounce steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch? Only 5,760 calories and 480 grams of fat. And free, if you can choke down all four-and-a-half pounds of it.

Then there’s the pièce de résistance in my book for eye appeal. Click on the photo for the full effect. Maybe I should have asked for Peach Glazed Pig Cheeks from the Minnesota State Fair for my feast tonight. Mmm, now them’s good eats.

Happy Faturday, fiends!


9 thoughts on “Faturday

  1. Sam

    Hey! I’m going to a feast today too! I’m not sure if there will be chocolate cake, though…

    My dad was going to try to eat that monstrosity-o-meat when we went through Amarillo, until he found out you have to eat a salad and bread with it too. But after two years of practicing he says he’s ready now.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Go Gary, Go! I’d like to meet anyone who polished off one of those bad boys. And what’s on the menu at your feast? Have fun, Sam — and don’t forget about that little CD I gave ya…

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Thanks, Suz! Wish you could be there with me. The 5-cup salad is made up of five ingredients: sour cream, pineapple (and its juice), mandarin oranges, coconut and marshmallows. Sounds yukky…tastes divine.

      I was gonna say “happy holiday weekend” to you, but Klompenland doesn’t celebrate Labor Day, so…have fun at work tomorrow, eh?

      1. Suzanne

        Oh no that sounds divine! We used to make something like that except we used cottage cheese instead of sourcream. And powdered Jell-o. OK so it’s not really the same now that I think of it. :)

        No, no Labor day here but I do have Monday off! (and tomorrow too which is Sunday LOL). H does have to work but that’s OK, gives me some time for facebook–ermm…to myself. Heh.

  2. BoomR

    Wish I could be there for the feast…. Especially the 5-cup & chok-lit cake!!!! Save some for my Oct visit, wudja??? Xoxo



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