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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kid's Meals: Faith's #1 Pet Peeve

OK, here's my first rant. I have a bone to pick with most chain restaurants. They assume all kids like to eat the same old junk. Three yucky fried chicken nuggets/strips, a hot dog, or mini-cruddy pizza, or one small "slider", mushy mac & cheese? These are not my idea of a great choices for a meal!! I almost never order food off the kid's menu, because the choices they provide stink!

Here, in my opinion, are the worst offenders: #1 TGI Fridays, #2 Applebee's, #3 IHOP, #4 Red Lobster.

In my opinion, here are the best: The Cheesecake Factory, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Outback, The Chicken or The Egg (better known to Jersey Shore residents as The Chegg if you don't live in the area, I feel bad for you. Cause The Chegg is AWESOME:).

I'd like to see more restaurants take note of kids with a more refined palette. Offer something that doesn't taste like cardboard and has some spice/kick to it. Just because we're young, doesn't mean are taste buds aren't working. Ugh.

Always remember my slogan, if it's Yum, eat some. Well, the opposite is also true. If it's not Yum, Don't eat Some.

Spam, It's What's For Dinner

This casserole is cheap, easy, and tastes yum-my! Here's how you do it.

List of Ingredients:
One can-o-Spam
2 tbls. Molasses
Baked Beans
Canned Yams (or you can sub cut up sweet potatoes)
1/2 cup Ketchup
Pineapple chunks (approximately one small can, or to taste)

You can start this recipe by cutting up one can of Spam into small cubes. Fry the Spam until crispy.
(This step is not necessary, but makes a huge taste difference.)
Second: Take a deep casserole dish and add the: baked beans, molasses, Spam, ketchup, yams and pineapple chunks. Stir.
Third: Bake on 375 for approximately 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

AND that's it! It's cheap, easy and oh, so yum. Not exactly calorie free, this is a very heavy casserole. But if you find yourself with hungry teenagers and you want to fill them up quick, this will definitely do the trick. Enjoy!