Was watching morning TV and they had a little clip about a Fair in Springfield, Ma.
Topic? The place that serves fried dough now also serves fried butter balls.
You read right.
Apparently Paula Deen, the shining example of healthy weight, already tried to clog up America’s artery’s more in 2007. I found this funny little piece on “Serious Eats” which cracked me up…including all the other recipes listed that are going to kill Americans like Bacon Wrapped Fried Mac and, please hold my vomit bucket, Velveeta Fudge.
No, possums, I get it. Food is great. Food made with real butter is BETTER. And I am far from a shining star on these issues. I do eat 90% healthy and then I go out to eat on the weekend and pretty much destroy all I did during the week by getting a bread basket refill before the main meal arrives. However. Fried Butter Balls?
A friend posted on Facebook yesterday that he was shocked to see the posted calories of sandwiches during his lunch hour. He had thought that by ordering the turkey sandwich he was doing a good thing, but now that the store started posting calories, he realized that that “Good” sandwich was 790 calories.
I had a similar experience last week. For the first time in ages I hadn’t taken my own lunch, so I ran across the street to Soup and Salad and they are also now posting the calorie content and holy hell, forget all the sandwiches, there was nothing less than 550 calories and most were well over 700. Considering that my well shaped ass is sitting on an office chair all day typing on a computer? Uhm. I think not. I had the soup instead which seemed reasonable.
I am all for fast food places posting the calorie content. But please, my darling Meritage Restaurant in the Boston Bar Harbor Hotel, please don’t start posting the calorie content, because I love your food and when I go to your restaurant, I just want to indulge.
I suppose that is what it is about……Nothing wrong with some real food, real butter and such, as long as it’s in moderation. I kind of prefer to save my calories for a nice meal in a nice restaurants than blowing it on a sandwich I had perceived as healthy. ;)
Now, butter balls. *insert gag*