Saturday, February 20, 2010

Orthograph #47 - Lent 6, Cheeseburger Cheeseburger Cheeseburger Chips!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just now finished a Morningstar veggie burger. It tastes more like a breaded chicken patty. And it's hideously expensive, as in 2X the price of ground beef.

Still, not too bad, though it uses egg as a binder to hold it together.

All told, I'd take "Battered Protein Surprise" any day.

s-p said...

Anon, with our finances the way they are we can't afford the hideously expensive "substitutes" for meat and dairy. I've never been a big fan of them anyway, I'm kind of the mind that if I want a hot dog so bad I'll pay four times the price for something that tastes like a piece of cardboard with hot dog flavored chemicals infused in it, I'll just eat a real hot dog and give the money I saved to alms. A homeless guy will probably do more with two bucks than I'd do with the satisfaction I kept the fast "strictly" by eating a soy-dog. sigh.

mamajuliana said...

So I can go ahead and eat the cheap hot dog? Oh please say YES!!!

I could so easily become a label reader...

I, like you, cannot afford those expensive substitutes-but a woman can only live on peanut butter so long...

s-p said...

MamaJ... and its only the first week of the fast. LOL!! I won't look on your plate if you don't look on mine. :) I think I'll post my favorite peanut butter recipes next.

babushkajoanna said...

I bought another jar of peanut butter yesterday. It gets a workout this time of year...

-C said...

Steve-
Post something that will change my mind about peanut butter, please! (except for cookies, I don't like it.)

We don't do much with the pretend food either, though we recently discovered a vegan taco mix we all like.

JD said...

This reminds me of the family who goes camping to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and takes their flat screen TV, music players, generator, microwave and air conditioner because they just can't take the silence. Then they get a kick out of telling everyone how inventine and creative they were "in the wild".

Anonymous said...

Alas, we can't really afford them on an on-going basis, either.

I bought a small package of them on a whim, and out of a sense of morbid curiosity.

Curiosity satisfied. Cat still dead.

JD said...

As one new to the church I have not been able to ignore that for a church that fast many many days I've seen some priests and bishops packing some pretty serious poundage. I would never look at their plates but again as a newbie is kind of glaring.

s-p said...

Hi JD, Take a look at Orthograph #8. I usually GAIN weight during a fast. sigh.

Dream said...

Ain't this the truth. I made fake mac and cheese with nutritional yeast last night, I don't think I've ever been more disappointed in my life. Garrett ate it, but I wanted to throw my plate out of the front door.

Libby said...

When I was a catechumen I tried some of that stuff. Every few years I give it another try. I always decide the same thing; if we're not supposed to be eating meat, why is it okay to PRETEND we are eating meat.