I have not been in Mickey D's in years. I honestly do not remember when I last sunk my teeth in a Big Mac. I once ate two in a row when I was in high school and made myself sick.
I just don't spend my money at chain restaurants. Does that make me a snob?
But I have been tempted by the latest come on: Cheap sweet tea. It's brewed tea and, yes, you can actually get a wedge of lemon, but you have to ask. They also have unsweet. That's what tea without sugar is called in the land of sweet tea.
It's a help yourself set-up, and I did what I always do, pour myself mostly unsweet and top it off with a little sweet. Not half and half. Not a VIP (half tea, half lemonade, which is also known as an Arnold Palmer, or in Seattle, a Tiger Woods).
And, you know what? It was pretty darned good. For half a second, I considered a Big Mac. But I just couldn't pull the trigger. Maybe as my fortunes wane, I'll be more into the dollar menu.
How do you drink your iced tea? Take the poll and I'll report the results.
Finally, congrats to Martha Foose on her well-deserved nomination for the fantastic "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea" on the nomination for a James Beard award. It's my fave cookbook from 2008, especially because I can hear Miss Martha's voice in the delicious stories she tells. Treat yourself to this book and we'll club up over a round of Mailbox Cocktails and a batch of Sold my Soul to the Devil-ed Eggs. Amen!