Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Overkill - Ice Cream Fail

Peanut M&M + Snickers Milkshake garnished w/ Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This weekend snack was an exercise in excess. As we were returning from a Canuck wing feast, we encountered a child who was selling candy out of one of those big fundraiser boxes that such children wear around their necks. He was a polite boy who wore a t-shirt with the logo of the group for which he was fundraising. This supported the idea that he was not scamming us, so we decided to purchase a giant Snickers and some Peanut M&Ms. * We returned and ground the candy up with some butter pecan ice cream. The solid material suspended in the milkshake made it a little tough to properly enjoy.

* Compare to the girl who approached me at the Kroger on Poplar and Highland asking me to buy candy for her "cheerleading squad." She was dressed like a junior prostitute and had five or six types of jawbreakers and similar gross candies clutched in her grimy little mitt.

Me: "I don't really like fruity chewy candy."
Child: "Would you like to make a donation?"
Me: "I would feel better about that if you had a uniform on, or some literature. Do you have some literature?"
Child: "What's literature?." (Should you not be familiar with that term by age 12? Gah. By the time you are parading about in a cheerleading uniform, I would expect you to have at least an elementary school vocabulary.)
Me: "A handout of some sort that tells me about your organization. Do you have an adult with you? Is there a sign of some sort?"
Child: "Well we had a sign up but they told us to take it down."
Me: "So Kroger does not want you around here asking for money?"
Child: "Yes."

Sure. And then she would not leave the side of my car as I loaded the groceries. Beware.

Saigon Le - It's Feast O'Clock

This was menu item #153, soup containing squid, pork, crab, and a few juicy shrimp.  Also floating in the broth were plenty of scallions and some whole garlic cloves, as well as the expected mung bean sprouts and rice noodles.  Nom nom nom.