Posted by: bettythebalancer | November 5, 2009

Fast Food, Slower.

Tonight, I didn’t get home from work until after 8:30 p.m.  On the drive home, I was trying to identify what I wanted for dinner — and the truth is, I wanted fast food!   Frankly, I like fast food (and lots of other unhealthy foods — in moderation).  I wanted a burger, or chicken nuggets, or fries … and I started to think about how fast and easy it would be to hop in the drive-through lane and scarf down a salty, comforting meal before I even got home.

But, I knew I needed a few more vegetables today and that I had plenty of food in my fridge at home. Yes, I was tired and I just wanted calories from anywhere, fast, but I held out.  I was able to hold out because I know that when I crave fast food, Boca Burger’s frozen chicken patties are usually in my freezer.  I used them tonight to make this:

Fast Food, Slower

I used these …


I added a lot of random stuff to this sucker:  Red bell peppers, cucumbers, scallions, cheddar cheese, spicy brown mustard, and Nasoya soy-naise.

On the side, I had steamed carrots — and for the first time, I turned them into fries by topping them with a little kosher salt and ketchup.  I first saw this idea over at The Inner Workings of a College Graduate — she usually makes okra fries, so I figured, why not try it with carrots?! Annnnnd, they were GREAT. (I was a little surprised — I am pretty loyal to real fries.)

Happy almost Thursday! (Why is it taking forever to get here?)


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