How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was delicious and spent with loved ones. Here in Spain, Felix and I went out to find a duck to make for the day. No way were we ever going to find a turkey, unless it was deli meat. But we couldn’t even find a duck! I was told they will be out for Christmas time.Whew! But we did find a nice piece of steak from Argentina that we made.
But I got to thinking all the other foods I miss by not being in the states.
Chicken in a Biskit crackers. Who doesn’t love these? Even typing this my mouth is watering for a delicious C in a B cracker. I love anything with a layer of flavoring that you can’t really see but you can taste that chickeny goodness. Let’s check out those ingredients. Enriched flour, awesome. MSG, flavor enhancers, of course! Dehydrated cooked chicken? JUST GIVE ME MORE!!! It also has vitamin B1 and B2, so there. Whatever they do for you. If only my favorite salad dressing of all time – Seven Seas Creamy Italian (PLEASE BRING IT BACK!) – was still around I would just pour out the bright yellow liquid and dip those marvelous cx biskit crackers into it. I would have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
My mom loves to tell the story about my brother and I finishing a bottle and a half at a restaurant. We were around the ages of 7 and 9 and the bottle was almost full. We finished that bottle, the waitress brought us another one (apologizing for giving us an empty one, no comment) and we practically finished that one. Still, to this day, if there is steak or a hamburger at my family’s dinner table, the A1 sauce is not too far behind. It is only my brother and me who like it, Dad says we a ruining a great piece of meat. I say we are bettering it. A1 rules.
O.M.G. The Reuben is the BEST sandwich ever. Corned beef with melted swiss cheese on Rye bread. Add some sauerkraut, a little mustard and mayo and you got yourself a damn good sandwich. Ask the Spanish (or any European for that matter) for almost any of those items listed above and you will get a blank stare. Corned beef? How do you even describe that? Swiss cheese, maybe if I go to Switzerland? And rye bread? Fuggetaboutit.
Now I am seriously hungry for all of the above. Too bad all I have out of them is A1. Going to drink some of that now. TTYL.