So this is what having free time is like. A leisurely Friday night. A Georgia Mule. And some time and creative energy to blog.
Sincerely, folks, I think about you all every day. I think about why I'm not blogging...and it all really boils down to two things.
1. I don't want to. I have a life...and boy howdy, is it full right now. Three kids, three different sports activities. Boy Scouts, Student Council, part-time jobs. Not to mention, a six-day workweek. When I'm not bartending, I'm thinking about, planning for, prepping for, or operating my food truck. Some nights I barely have enough energy to sit down and play Level 500 of my Cupcake Mania iPhone game.
2. I have nothing to blog about. I'm not about to waste bandwidth on the Jimmy John's tuna sandwich I ate whilst shuttling Child #3 to soccer. Nor do I feel like going on about the random kitchen-sink chili I threw in the crockpot that morning.
I'm not trying to rationalize or justify. Well, I guess I am...but it doesn't matter to me if you all accept it or not. It is what it is.
So. Onto the more fun things. I've been having quite a bit of fun at WanderLunch these days. I think my favorite part is developing the Sandwich Feature of the Week. Because, A.) I feel original and creative and B.) naming it is probably the best part.
A couple of gems I've produced in the last few weeks.
This one below I called The Manipest(o) Destiny. Pepperjack cheese, sliced turkey, tomato, red onion, and a spinach-avocado pesto. Very fresh tasting. And...hehehe...fulfilling America's great Manipesto Destiny.
This week. I had a fair amount of pulled pork leftover from an event...and so what? It becomes the focal point for a sandwich called the Banh Mi, Banh You. Asian spices like five-spice and ginger give it some warmth. My homemade kimchi gives it some tang and crunch. Ramen noodles give a carb blast and funky texture. And the garlic mayo add a creamy element. Oh yeah...it's definitely East Meets West. Oh yeah, I used a mild Havarti cheese...because it was time to, you know, use it up.
Yeah. I have fun with stuff like that. It pleases me.