I woke up today and the kids wanted to go to McDonald's for lunch - Imagine that! So off we went. I couldn't believe that lunch for 2 adults, a 6 year old and a 2 year old at McDONALD's cost $33. Really?!? I mean I'm not a cheapskate when it comes to food, but I think there are probably sit-down restaurants we could have gone to where the food would have been cheaper. All I know is, when the boys get older, they're literally going to eat me out of house and home. I'm scared.
Even tho I mention McDonald's somewhat frequently in this blog, we don't go very often - maybe a just a few times a month. That's because we're big believers in feeding our kids a variety of foods. As you may have guessed from the "What's For Dinner" segments, we eat all kinds of different food - I hate eating the same thing on consecutive days. Variety is the spice of life, as they say.
Having met a bunch of parents, I'm always incredulous when they say stuff like, "my kid only eats chicken nuggets and hot dogs." Seriously, WTF is wrong with people? Parents who think they're doing their kids a favor by doing what the kids want (even tho it may be bad for them in the long run) are seriously myopic in terms of what "love" is. By giving in, you're teaching your kids to be whiners, jeopardizing their nutritional balance and making them food-retards for life... all so you can feel warm and fuzzy for 5 seconds about how you did what your kid wanted because you "love" them. STFU up you parenting reject! I'd like to see things from your point of view but I can't seem to get my head that far up my ass. I'm annoyed because the kids don't know any better - the parents should tho. I could go on and on, but this'll be the end of my parenting rant. At least for today. It's my blog - I'll write what I want to. :-)
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
On the gluttony episode of my blog, I present to you the 2" thick bone-in ribeye steak that destroyed Tokyo. I thought putting a few of G's Bakugan next to the steak would give it a size point of reference, but maybe I should have just stuck to the ruler. Unfortunately, the last time I used my tape measure was for the goose poo, so I didn't want any poo-karma to get anywhere near my baby. Anyway, 2" is the only way to have a real steak. I seared it on the outside and cooked it to medium rare. Seriously - that steak was so unbelievably juicy, I had forgotten how much better a 2" steak was over a 1" steak. Since Mrs. Fly does most of her meat shopping at Costco (their meat is way above average btw), we usually just get the "standard" 1" steaks. But when we went to Stew Leonard's (the local farmer's market-like store) to get the $3.99/lb lobsters, they also had $4.99/lb ribeyes, so how am I going to say "no" to that?!? A man has needs.
Can't have a good steak without some red wine. We got this Australian bottle of wine was a gift from a friend. No - it wasn't from Sainter.