Pinterest for the win!

if you follow my ‘that looks good’ board on Pinterest you will mostly find things that appeal to me for two reasons.  The ingredients and the photo.  Of course the photo.  If the picture is bad and there is a total lack of styling and there is ugly text you can just forget it. So, really the fact that I pinned this at all is a total laugh.  I pinned a recipe for a Big Mac.  That’s right.  Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.  I used to torment my parents from the back of our VW Rabbit singing this song as they drove my friends and I to camp.  TORMENT.  We didn’t even go to McDonalds often-only the occasional burger if my parents were going out for dinner somewhere fancy or we’d pick up nuggets on the way out of town in our motorhome.  twoallbeefpattiesspecialsauceBut, the reality is this.  For all the finer foods that I love I also really like some of the dodgiest ones too.  Home. Made. Big. Macs.   We usually use turkey but I went ahead with beef.  Delicious.  I don’t like sesame seeds and I figured we didn’t need ten buns of bread so I chose slider buns and used two bottoms-one for the bottom and one for the middle to get that authentic Big Mac thing going on.  I made the special sauce too instead of picking up some thousand island dressing.  It was just so good.  Sharp cheddar instead of American cheese.  Pulling out all the stops here.  Sliced spicy McClure’s dills I got in a pickler bucket from my sister for Christmas. That’s another story.  Z insisted on wrapping one up so it would come out of the paper all squashy and real.  That was the picture I liked best.  I baked some restaurant style fries in the oven and we just went to town on that stuff.  Seriously, I’d make this for guests and they wouldn’t be sad about it.  Pinterest for the win on this one.  Accessible things because you have a veritable encyclopedia at your fingertips.

One thought on “Pinterest for the win!

  1. Dustin

    I’m totally going to show my snobbiness here, but “American” “cheese” is the gas station food of cheeses–sometimes you just have no other options. But when you do, always take the other option!


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