The Big Boy restaurant in my town has closed. It was an iconic landmark that has been in that one spot for over 50 years. Now there is a dilemma as to where to eat out now. So many restaurants are closing, including the Old Country Buffet that seemed to be a staple of Sunday mornings for as long as I could remember. Times are changing and this town is getting deader and deader. Time to move on I guess. It’s not like I ate at Big Boy much anyway. Maybe for a Sundae or small meal but not much else.
Some milk and mini Oreo cookies from this morning, because you can’t resist the dunk ’ems, but hey, that’s just me.
In Response to the photo prompt: Morning
Spaghetti, before and after
What could be better than a huge icecream sundae? The history of putting a cherry on top of the icecream mountain probably goes way back to the early 1900s, when icecream parlours, barstool soda shoppes, and Wurlitzer jukeboxes were huge. I usually eat the cherry last, as a lasting momento of the delicious entree I just ate, the appetizing reward you may say. Maraschino cherries are the best – biting into the juicy red bulb, tasting the sweet syrup, and leaving the stem behind on the table for the waitress to clean up later.
Cherry on Top
I took some smartphone pictures of the delicious macaroni and cheese dinner that was made tonight. The cheese is so rich and thick, which I what I love in one of my favorite meals of all time.
The word “macaroni” comes from the Italian maccheroni, plural form of maccherone. It also has Greek origins meaning “a funeral food”.
Food historian John Dickie, in his book Delizia! The Epic History of Italians and their Food (2007), says that the word macaroni, and its earlier variants like maccheroni, “comes from maccare, meaning to pound or crush.”
Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Slurpee at 7-11, among other stories, such as the Pokemon GO craze, Taylor Swift’s love life, Ghostbusters, The Home Run Derby, more shootings, and more #BlackLivesMatter drama. It’s a free Slurpee for everyone on the convenience store’s birthday, and a free cupcake is even on the side. This is a tradition that has been going on for at least 5 years now, starting back in 2011 I believe. Millions of people with nothing else to do line up to greedily raid the slush fountain and walk out like perpetual shoplifters.
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A simple love
French fries for two
The salty finger licking
Can’t stop til one crispy remains
Here’s what I found about the origin of French fries:
The French fry is not at all a French thing. The name comes from either the Irish term for cutting the fries, “to french”, or from the American allies who, when they landed in the Belgian Ardennes, tasted the incomparable fried potatoes and called them “French fries”, French for the language …