Wendy's Wild Mountain Chicken Sandwich

December 7th, 2004

Link: http://www.wendys.com

Following up on a recommendation, I pulled into the Drive-Thru at Wendy's today for lunch. A little birdie (Doug) told me to check out the Wild Mountain Chicken Sandwich. I figured I would try it. What did I have to lose? (Don't answer that.)

Take Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich and top it with Colby Cheese, Bacon and the Wild Mountain Sauce. I opted against the Lettuce, Tomato and Onion; I am what some refer to as a "picky eater". Regardless of my idiosyncrasies, this sandwich was fantastic.

Wendy's also offers a Wild Mountain Bacon Cheeseburger, though I have not tried it. To be honest, if I went back to Wendy's with the Cheeseburger in mind, I would just end up with another Chicken Sandwich.

Yes, it was that good. Thanks Doug.

December 5th, 2004

Your nature is both dramatic and romantic.

December 2nd, 2004

Your dearest wish will come true.

The Silpat

November 28th, 2004

Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008T960/petespage01

SilpatSilpat nonstick baking sheets are made of woven glass coated with food-standard silicone. Used daily by professionals, the sheets offer multipurpose uses for preparing, cooking, and heating up food. They're also easy to clean--simply wipe them off using hot water and dish soap. Store them by either rolling them up or keeping them flat. Do not cut Silpat baking sheets with metal, but with DeMarle's Exoglass cutters or knives. Silpat baking sheets replace parchment paper, and are heat-resistant up to 480 degrees F. The Silpat makes any baking sheet nonstick--no greasing necessary.

For those of you who ever do any baking, allow me to direct your attention to the Silpat. Silpats are great for baking cookies, though I have seen them used for making candy and peanut brittle as well.

I am no authority on baking, far from it, but these things really make things easy.

Silpat $14.85

Question for the carb-conscious.

November 16th, 2004


I went out to lunch today and at the restaurant we were told the daily specials. One was a chicken wrap. Chicken with lettuce, tomato, cheese and ranch dressing in a low-carb something-r-other flat bread type thing. Then the server adds, "That is served with a side of fries."


Here is your low-carb meal with a side of carbs.

Does this make sense to everyone but me? Why pitch the sandwich as low-carb if you are going to only go halfway? Consider that I am biased against the carb-cutting world to begin with so maybe that is why I can't fathom this menu item. Sure someone near and dear to me has cut his carbs and is doing very well with it, though if I never see a carb-conscious menu change commercial again I'll die a happy man.

Is this just an attempt to allow people to feel better about themselves to say that they ordered something low-carb yet retain their dignity in the face of their friends? "But honey, I had the low-carb chicken thingy for lunch."

Explanations welcome/encouraged?

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November 14th, 2004

Friends long absent are coming back to you.


November 11th, 2004

Arby'sSo the perk of being unable to drive due to the "suspicious" looking ankle that I have is that my dad brings me lunch. So yesterday he brought me Arby's. 5 Regular Roast Beef sandwiches for $5.95. Today he calls and says, "You want Arby's again today?" Now who in their right mind would turn down an offer like that? For those of you playing at home, the correct answer is: No one.

5 for $5.95. What a glorious deal. Does it get any better than that? Well...besides 5 Beef and Cheddars for $5?

Maybe I should get hurt more often if it means there is a huge influx of Arby's sandwiches.

Shame this Arby's does not have the help yourself bowl of mints!

November 9th, 2004

You will be free of the heavy burdens you have been carrying.

November 3rd, 2004

An hour with friends is worth more than ten with strangers.

The Roethlis-burger aka Roethlisberger Burger aka...

November 2nd, 2004

Link: http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/pmupdate/s_261852.html

Many people have been searching for the components of these sandwiches as they have become popularized recently with the success of Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I figured I would take the liberty of digging up the different blueprints for you.

Peppi's "Roethlisburger" is beef, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, and American cheese.

Brentwood Express has the "Ben Roethlis-burger" which is a burger with bacon, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and provolone cheeses. Ask for the "Big Ben" for an extra hamburger patty.

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