You might have seen me mention Bachelor Chow before. Bachelor Chow, named after the eponymous Fry food in Futurama, is a great, tasty meal for anyone. But here’s a way to make it better.
Baked macaroni and cheese.
Yeah, that stuff they were advertising with Thomas Jefferson around the fourth of July. Turns out putting cooked ham into it makes it even better. If you’re up for some less-than-dirt-cheap bachelor chow, try it with the baked stuff. Pretty yum if I say so.
Pardon the terrible flash photography.
Beef Tenderloin Bearnaise
This was dinner on Friday night. Beef tenderloin bearnaise at Les Halles. It was quite yummy.
This was dessert. Chocolate mousse.
Yeah, I don’t have much to write about. Just wanted to share some delicious food. I don’t get to eat at somewhat nice places all that often. I hope I won’t make a habit of sharing the food pictures, but Tony likes to take pictures of where he eats and sends them to his fiancee. I’m just poking fun at him a little.
I have both a gum post and a soda post in the span of a week, when I haven’t had either in a long time. What’s the deal with that!?
Anyway, Lime Crush is out. In an attempt (perhaps misguided) to expand their flavor palette, Crush has gone with the under-represented lime fruit as their latest flavor. There’s not too many pure lime sodas out there. Most of the time, this fruit has to share the spotlight with lemon in a less pure take on the lime flavor.
Crush Lime’s bottle is your standard transparent Pepsi-style bottle, with a neon green lime label. You won’t miss this mutagen-color drink from a mile away, that’s for sure. This is really a hallmark of Crush soda, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they turned the saturation knob up to eleven.
Unfortunately, Crush Lime doesn’t really work in the taste department. It’s ultra sweet, and the lime flavor is… well, not really recognizable. There’s no sour or tart bite to it at all, which I expect in a lime drink. It’s sort of like taking the Moutnain Dew-ness away from Mountain Dew Distortion and leaving the faux lime additive behind. It just doesn’t work. Had they made a sour beverage with some actual, you know, lime flavor, it would have probably worked. Alas, it is a skip in my book.
Maybe I should try Goya lime soda, if they have it. Maybe it’s more realistic.
I purchased a cup of hot cider at Dunkin Donuts today. They also have Iced Cider, which I have not tried yet.
I have three words: watery and mediocre. I was expecting something with a richer flavor. It had a spiced cider type of flavor, yes, but it was way too thin. It didn’t help that it was served to me boiling hot. I had to wait ten minutes before I could actually drink my drink. They do this with hot chocolate too. Might as well call that volcanic chocolate given that it could give your tongue blisters.
In short, I wasn’t impressed with the cider even though I was looking forward to it. I’ll have to try the iced cider to see how it stacks up. I don’t think either will unseat hot chocolate as my standard Dunkin beverage of choice. If only they’d bring back the Milky Way hot chocolate. I was a huge fan of that.
Here’s a great recipe for bachelor chow that you can make right in your own home! Kids, if you’re too young to use a stove, always remember to ask an adult for help!
You’ll need two ingredients.
1. A box of Macaroni and Cheese. Any kind will do. Cheap, fancy, it doesn’t matter to us!
2. A package of ham steaks. Not too much ham, but enough for a good macaroni to meat ratio.
Make your macaroni and cheese per the directions in the box. Then cook the ham steaks per the directions on the package, or to taste. Cut up the ham steaks into small bits, and then mix it in with the macaroni and cheese. Ta-da! You’ve got a tasty, easy-to-make dinner to serve two, or serve one twice!
Don’t forget to combine your bachelor chow with a nice, cool Pepsi Throwback for the perfect beverage pairing! It’s THAT easy!
We’ve got another six week run of Pepsi Throwback on our hands here. I love Throwback. It tastes so much better than regular Pepsi, I’d consider never drinking a Coca-Cola again if I could have a regular supply of this. So why does Pepsi keep doing this “Oh, back for six weeks, now it’s gone for six months” bullshit? I’m really tired of it. It’s a shame having a superior product being held back for stupid reasons. In this case, it would essentially be Pepsi saying “oops, we screwed up with this whole corn syrup thing.” We all know that executives and product management people can’t be made to look bad now, can we?
Yes, some people may prefer the taste of HFCS Pepsi. I’d say these people have no taste.
Now, I can see having both the “current” Mountain Dew and Throwback together at the same time. Modern Dew is so far removed from the old drink that they’re not really comparable. It’s almost like they’re two different drinks in terms of flavor. I don’t see HFCS and Throwback Pepsi in the same way, though. They’re essentially the same beverage, but the sweetener changes the complexion of the cola flavor significantly.
I’m not sure why Pepsi is averse to making money. Surely this limited time only things makes them less money than if they sold it year round? The only reason I can think of that they wouldn’t issue it year round is that it makes their current product that they’ve been hawking for the past thirty years look bad.
3,000 Feet above the Bronx
This photograph was taken on a survey flight above New York. Used the a700 with the Tamron 17-50. There’s lots to see down there, and of course a beautiful blue sky.