Boy does being sick suck! I canceled classes today and actually slept for hours. I needed it but I still feel like crap. Throat, head, chills, fever, you name it.
So what do I do bundled on my couch? I watch the Food Network of course!
Now I love Paula Dean as much as the next ‘wanna be home cook’ but today I saw her do something, well, insane is the only world I can think it. Imagine this (but DON’T get any ideas now) an 8 oz burger (not even lean) topped with a fried egg, 2 slices of bacon and, get this, 2 glazed donuts used as the bun. COME ON! I mean I love being creative in the kitchen as much as the next guy but that is just ridiculous! Don’t believe me? I found the write up on her web site. It’s called the Lady’s Brunch Burger.
Now, I kind of see the evil genius in this idea but with all the health issues and weight problems isn’t this just going a bit too far. I mean the burger she made on that show was over 1,200 calories. And it wasn’t the only dish for the event, she also made cheese laden grits, and, get this, a “light” yogurt parfait.
I also read an article in Prevention yesterday about how average restaurant dishes are actually around 4 portions! And to make it worse our mentality is that, that’s a good thing. Like we are getting more for our money or something.
When will we realize we need to be more aware. Many of us go through life wondering why we have a weight problem when we skip breakfast, eat lunch out and then order dinner in. We think we are only eating 3 meals a day. What we don’t realize is the lunch at the local burger joint probably had enough calories for 3 people and then we topped it off with 2-3 slices of pizza for dinner each with more then 2 ounces of cheese. Not to mentioned the calorie laden soft drinks, coffees and snack we mindless munch on in the office.
Sorry I didn’t mean to get preachy, but watching Paula make that sandwich reminded me about how I used to eat. I was that person who wondered why it was so hard.
All I know is, just like Paula, I like to feed people. It’s the way I show them I care. But, unlike her, I want to feed them good healthy food that nourishes their body not burgers on glazed donuts.
Sorry Paula, I still love you but please ease up on the “stick of butter”.