My schedule was all coo coo yesterday and I completely blew off posting! Whoops! I have some great blog posts to direct you to but first I need to explain the blue cheese thing.
The first time I really tasted blue cheese was maybe a year ago in a buffalo chicken salad that I got at The Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar. I knew I didn’t like blue cheese dressing because I tried using it as a substitute for ranch and ew! I went ahead and tried the blue cheese crumbles though because I was brave. Lucky me! It was delish and complimented the buffalo sauce wonderfully. Ever since that salad I order it all the time at restaurants even if it isn’t on the menu.
So last night my friend Tina and I went to Okoboji Grill in Newton. They had a buffalo chicken salad and sandwich but I was really craving a wrap. They had several wraps on their menu but not a buffalo chicken wrap. I didn’t see it being a problem getting one though since they had all the ingredients on hand. I was wrong.
When I asked the waiter (I was very polite because I know how annoying it can be to just make up your own meal at a restaurant!) to make that he gave me a look. He then said we could take the chicken bacon ranch wrap and put buffalo sauce on it. Great! When I asked if I could get blue cheese instead of the standard shredded cheese he said no. You see…Okoboji Grill uses Maytag Blue Cheese. It’s true, even this sign says so:
I get it! A restaurant using a local dairy that produces award winning blue cheese. That is awesome. I offered to pay extra to get the blue cheese but no dice. What? I got frustrated and ordered the salad. It was good but it definitely wasn’t the wrap I was craving. 😦
So now on to what I should have posted yesterday! Hump Day Happenings!!!!
1. I am slowly slowly slowly trying to get rid of processed foods in the house. It is hard but I know I need to try a bit harder. Here is part 1 of some great Q & A on real food!
2. Yesterday was Food Day. I wouldn’t have known if Jessica hadn’t posted this on her blog. I took the test and scored a C. I suck! 😦
3. I hate wasting food. It is like I grew up in the Great Depression or something. I will eat food until it has mold growing on it. Gross I know but I haven’t died yet 🙂 I was stoked to find this post from Simple Organized Living that talked about salvaging fresh produce!
And I think I will leave it at that.
Do you like blue cheese?
Do you eat real?
Until tomorrow (which is Friday!!!!)