Wednesday, June 22, 2011

That Time I Had McDonalds

So I was driving home Monday night at 9:45 thinking of my dinner options:

“…..scrambled eggs….if the eggs aren’t bad….eww….scratch that idea entirely (anything that remotely approaches an expiration date is in the trash in my house)…..pancakes…..barf…..there’s a reason they’ve been sitting in the freezer for a month….chicken…..oh wait…..definitely left those guys in the freezer….”

….and that’s when I passed it…..the golden arches. It’s like they were calling to me. 
 Which was so odd because I never get fast food….in all honesty, it just doesn’t occur to me. I will go to the grocery store at 10pm before thinking to pull into the Taco Bell (although I do love some chalupa on occasion). All of a sudden I had a fast and intense craving for McDonalds….It wasn’t even worth trying to talk myself out of it…. so I drove to the one closer to my home which is far less sketch. It even had a dual Mc-drive-thru…..very impressive.

Of course I’ve been to plenty of fast food places with friends but I never go on my own……so on Monday I pulled into McDonalds on my own for the first time since junior year of college. 


I just sat in front of the menu in awe….McDonalds has everything! No wonder people like this place! I mean they even had legit oatmeal….and their dollar menu was intense! I forgot how much I loved their old school chicken nuggets with sweet & sour sauce or their McFlurry’s or the Fish-o-Filet. Mmmmmm

I settled on a plain cheeseburger (I HATE that ketchup onion mix crap they load on the regular ones) and chocolate chip cookie for a total of $1.48….real bank breaker.

But I was seriously so excited about this dinner…..a sure fire sign that you’ve been living on TV dinners and cereal for far too long!

Mcdonalds sure didn’t disappoint. If traffic wasn’t so beastly I might have been tempted to run out for seconds but maybe I’ll just wait another five years for that 
 What's your favorite Mc-Treat? 

PS - I tried to film the vlog last night during which my apartment fire alarm went off....and it turned into panic mode of me looking for shoes, keys and real pants. 

34 comments:

Ginger said...

Big Mac, but haven't had McDonalds since before the big "C"--about 4 or 5 years

Sara Louise said...

Oh those damn golden arches! I treat myself to McD's (McDo here in France) once a month and I always change my order... the only certain are the fries... LOVE THE FRIES!!!
(and you can get beer in McDo's... a beer and a Big Mac.. oh yeah!)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i havent had mcdonalds in forever but i LOVE their sausage biscuits and hashbrowns in the AM. yum. xoxo jillian:: enter to win My Memories Digital Suite Scrapbooking Software

Abby said...

Ack I hate it when fire alarms go off for no reason! I remember in college they always did fire drills at the most inopportune times. Or someone set it off by microwaving popcorn or something..

Glad you went with your craving and got the big mac!

Marian said...

MCD's just came out with some Rolo McFlurry and I've been craving that like a MoFo. Headed over to our local MCD's to get one....and they didn't have it yet. Tear!! I settled for an ice cream cone...which always tastes good:)

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

1st - I cannot BELIEVE you haven't stopped at McDonalds every other day like I have for the past 10 years of my life (as long as I've been driving, ha) to get french fries! That is AMAZING! and why you are a whole hech of a lot healthier than I am... You haven't been since your junior year, that's crazy!

and 2nd - I am pretty excited for this vlog! woot woot

Rissy said...

5 years?! gosh... I am impressed that I only eat there about twice a month... which is how often I eat fast food. I actually made a conscious decision last week to go to Burger King instead of McDonald's.

Dual drive-thrus!? that's Mc-pressive. I think you should hit up the drive thru more often... go crazy girl!

CarissaExplainsItAll

megan said...

I rarely eat McDonald's but it definitely hasn't been 5 years since I've visited the golden arches! Glad the fire alarm was a false alarm!

Michelle said...

I love cheeseburgers minus the oniony mix! I try to steer clear of fast food these days, but it hasn't been nearly as long for me!

Chelsea said...

Haha oh my gosh you and my brother are twins! he gets SO freaked out about expiration dates. It is so funny. and I am a big happy meal girl when i do get crazy and eat McDs. chicken nuggets baby. They always ask me “is it for a boy or a girl” and I always reply “it DOESN’T MATTER”

jayme said...

i totally get the happy meal whenever i go, clearly just for the toy. but i'd say i average a mickey dee's trip once a year or so.

on a totally different note -- you're vlogging without real pants on!? this is a different type of vlog, isn't it!? oww oww!!

Shannon said...

Like you, I'm not a huge fast food person, but if I do splurge, it's on McDonald's. And I'll be honest, I usually order way more than a cheeseburger and a cookie.

I order in plurals, friend!

amber said...

oh girl, i can't agree with you on this one. no mcdonalds for me!

Ruthie said...

I LOVE McDonalds french fries! It is a problem because when I start thinking about them I need them... like right now! ha

lisa elizabeth said...

Sometimes you just have to give in and go fast food. I never do but sometimes it sounds so good. I can't say what my fave McDonald's menu item is. I haven't had it in YEARS. ...well except their $1 drinks. Can't beat that.

Meghan said...

McD's definitely hits the spot every now and again. I am also a fan of a plain cheeseburger, but also with a 6-piece McNugget:)

Ashley said...

I'm the same way, Ash! Rarely do I eat fastfood, but sometimes when that calling or craving is there...ohmygosh, it sucks me right in! I'm a suckers of McD's chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce and fries! Then I feel like crap after eating it! Wonder why I dont eat fastfood like that! LOL.

Girl, you'll run that burger and cookie off anyways lol :)

Belly B said...

I haven't had McDonalds in ages either! I don't actually like it except for the Mcnuggets and fries! okay who am I kidding, I'm craving them now! lol

<3 Belly B

Katie said...

This happens to me often. Although, I haven't ate at McDonalds in a long time EXCEPT I did get the ROLO mcflurry a couple weeks ago and it was absolutely heavenly & worth the 1322 calories it probably has.

Young and Fabulous said...

im the same way with expired foods. I get so scuurrred that I'll contract a deathly type of food poisoning or something!

mmmmm you made this sound SO delicious!!! I try to stay away from fast food but sometimes it just calls my name! Like, who cares if taco bell meat is made from a powder mixture?

i need to get micky d's one of these days...and wow duel drive through? that IS intense!

i think my favorite has to be the mcnuggets with the sweet and sour sauce! and i loved when they had honey as a dipping sauce too..do they still have that??

Jenna said...

Haha - Every couple of years I also get a craving for Mickey D's and cave in - you're right in never disappoints!

xoxo
Jenna

Major Gal said...

i confess: i love mcdonalds. i really do. i love big macs and fountain coke with ice. i'm eating cous cous with veggies right now...i want a burger.

Bon Bon said...

Too funny! I just had McDonalds this year, after about 10 years of not having it. Weird, random pregnancy cravings for me:-) xoxo

Beth said...

i wish i had your will power to 1) not go to mc'd's in 5 years and 2) only get a plain cheeseburger and cookie when i do make a run. teach me your ways, sweet friend!

Julip Made said...

They have their branding/ marketing down to a science.. like actually... red and yellow are the two colors most likely to induce hunger. And the golden arches... inviting. We have one right across the street from our new place and although I don't really like fast food, it calls to me every time I leave and they have a new pineapple mango smoothie deal... yes please!

Sabrina Says said...

bahahahah that last part about the vlog is awesome. Were you wearing fake pants? hahah

I used to LOVE fast food and would eat it ALL the time in high school. Probably 3-4 times a week. But that ws when I was playing soccer a million hrs a day and it really didn't matter.

Now... I don't think I've had fast food in a few years.The last time I went through mcd's was for an ice cream cone :) My fave!

But you can afford an extra cheeseburger or two in your life, Missy!!

Sabrina Says

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i loooove mcdonalds! the fries and the smoothies are my weakness!!! oh and their apple juice boxes. :)

The Southland Life said...

Um - I'm obsessed with the apple pies. Is that gross? Probably, whatevs - $1 for 2!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Mmm I love their French fries!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Usually McDees is where we stop for breakfast when we're on the road and I love their sausage and egg mcmuffin. Though I think I've only had one so far this year, haha! They are delish, though!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Hahaha, I love it! I can't remember the last time I had McDonald's though--I love their McFlurry's!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I have been having McDonalds delivery every single day for the past two weeks. Nothing major though, I've just been having their Sundae every single day. It is soooo perfect for the hot weather. =)

Shannon said...

how are we related????

jessica said...

i love mickey d's!! i eat there way too often... you just can't beat the dollar menu!!