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!