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Favorite Things: Mexican Coke

Mexican Coke

Seeing the words Made in America makes my heart swell with pride. I can’t help but think of the hard-working men and women who made this country great and the amazing goods we’ve manufactured right here throughout our nation’s history.

The words Hecho en Mexico, however, often conjure up different imagery—I think of cheap souvenirs and the gift to the world that is Mexican Coke.

Mexican Coke

I’m not a huge soda drinker and I usually prefer a root beer over a cola. However, there’s just something about that real (cane) sugary goodness of a Mexican Coke that I find undeniably refreshing. It tastes so good! That’s why a nice cold (glass) bottle of Mexican Coke is one of my favorite things.

The Most Interesting Man Drinks Mexican Coke

Have you ever had a Mexican Coke? No!?!? Stop reading this, go out, and buy one! What did you think? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

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Waffle Sandwich

The inimitable Steve Jobs closed his epic 2005 Stanford Commencement speech with these words:

“Stay hungry, stay foolish”

I’m pretty sure that Steve didn’t have waffle sandwiches in mind when he said that. One fine Saturday morning Lulabelle (feeling both hungry and foolish) decided that was exactly what she wanted.

How does one make a waffle sandwich you may ask? Well, this is what she did.

Step 1: Toast Waffle

Toast Waffle

Step 2: Toast Bread

Toast

Step 3: Apply Ample Amounts of Butter to Waffle & Bread

Apply Butter

Step 4: Spread Syrup Around Liberally

Spread Syrup

Step 5: Combine Ingredients & Eat

Eat

Step 6: Enjoy

Smile

Due to the mess involved and Lulabelle’s half-hearted attempt to clean it up I don’t think she’ll be making many more waffle sandwiches.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Now That’s a Fortune!

Now That's a Fortune

It’s no secret that I love fortune cookies. A few months ago I got this fortune right before I got a big promotion at work and I’ve kept it ever since.

I know I didn’t get the promotion because of the cookie. However, the fortune has served as a useful reminder to me that even big changes are always near—especially if we are wiling to pay the price for them.

You want change at home, in your career, in the world in general? Make them happen yourself. It doesn’t matter if you start small, what matters is that you start at all!

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” | Mahatma Gandhi

So, excuse me while I cut this post short. I gotta swing some kettle bells so I can make some big changes to my gut.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Seven Best Road Trip Snacks

School starts for los niños on Monday which means (sadly) that summer, 2012 is drawing to a close.

The highlight of our summer was our road trip from Texas to Southern California. We saw the Grand Canyon, sunned ourselves along the Pacific, and spent a few magical days in the kingdom that Walt built … and boy, oh boy did we eat a lot of snacks on our way!

Convenience Store
Convenience Store via Angry Fitness Trainer.

Here are seven of my all-time favorite road trip snacks; many of which we enjoyed on our summer trek.

1. Corn Nuts

Corn Nuts
Corn Nuts via able2know.

Corn nuts are a really, really crunchy snack that come in myriad flavors. Bonus—if you eat them you will keep the driver awake.

2. Trail Mix

Gorp
Trail Mix via Wikipedia.

I prefer to make my own trail mix. My favorite recipe (I’ll use that term loosely) consists of peanuts, raisins, and plain M&Ms. Generally, I make it a rule not to eat raisins, but when they’ve got the other two companions I’ll gladly make an exception.

3. Red Licorice

Red Vines
Red Vines via Adrian Gyuricska on Kontain.

When I say red licorice I really mean Red Vines. I would never, ever eat Twizzlers. Not even on a bet.

4. Beef Jerky

Old West Beef Jerky Pieces
Old West Beef Jerky Pieces via Best Beef Jerky.

High protein. Low fat. Those are just two of the reasons I justify my love of beef jerky. I would eat it all the time if I could (afford to).

5. Hostess Products

Hostess Orange Cupcakes 02
Hostess Orange Cupcakes via Brand Eating.

At the risk of sounding terribly white trash I must confess that I love all Hostess brand snack cakes. From Twinkies to Zingers, from Ding Dongs to Dunkin Stix and even my personal favorite Orange Cupcakes—I love me the Hostess with the mostest. Plus, they have an amazing shelf life (i.e.: forever).

6. Caffeinated beverages

Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew Logo via Wikipedia.

Whether your drug of choice is Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Jolt or (my wife’s fave) Coke Zero sometimes you need a good old caffeine-laden soda. They help keep your lids from drooping and keep your family alive.

7. Doritos

Doritos
Doritos via Alaska Market Link Store.

These chips are so good that their inventor literally went into the final journey in a casket lined with them.

There you have it, that’s my list of essential road trip comestibles.

What’s must have goodies do you pick up on your cross-country drives? Sound off in the comments below.

What’s your favorite road trip snack? Sound of in the comments below.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

The image below represents all that is wrong in the world.

Spam Single (Warm)

Isn’t it bad enough that we already have “meat” in a can? Do we really need it individually packaged for easy, on-the-go snacking?

I weep for this generation.

This post is a part of the ongoing WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge series.

Want to participate in the challenge? Head on over to The Daily Post and follow the instructions below.

1. Each week, [they] provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2012″ or “postaweek2012″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

Now, take a picture that captures this week’s theme and post a link to it in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple

It’s been a while since I felt inspired by the theme for week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week, it’s Simple.

No, really.

This week I felt the tugs of inspiration, but I’m sorry to say that I ate my muse—a breakfast consisting of simple berries.

Simple Breakfast (Focus)

I love fresh berries. I love their taste, their color, and their texture. They are one of life’s simple pleasures.

Want to participate in the challenge? Head on over to The Daily Post and follow the instructions below.

1. Each week, [they] provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2012″ or “postaweek2012″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

Now, take a picture that captures this week’s theme and post a link to it in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Food Fail: Some Things Shouldn’t Go Together

BBQ Sauce and Marshmallows
Image via my flickr.

Peanut butter and jelly.

Cold milk and cereal.

Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Peas and carrots (according to Forest Gump).

Bacon and … shoot, what doesn’t go with bacon?

These are all things that do and should go together.

Barbecue sauce and marshmallows, however, do not, and should not go together (I sound like a Dr. Seuss book, I know).

Have you seen any odd food pairings lately? What do you think should never be paired and/or eaten together? Sound off in the comments below.