Thursday, December 01, 2005 | 0 Comments

Thanks for all the love people. I can use all I can get.

I'm celebrating by going out to Dairy Queen with my honey to take advantage of their chicken basket special. Although our DQ is pretty lame and often does not participate in the advertised specials, so we shall see if luck be with us, as the Irish say.

I love the DQ chicken strip basket! Their chicken is tender with just the right amount of crispy, peppery breading. The fries are crispy and nummy, and they give you a cup of gravy to dip with! Oh Heaven! I dip the fries in the gravy. One of my favorite breakfast dishes is biscuits and gravy and this tastes a lot like that, only with POTATOES!! I LOVE POTATOES!! I can see why the Irish became so dependent on them. They are so versatile and delicious. Potatoes and the Irish alike! ;)


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Blogger sideshow bob said...

Kiss me shamrock, lassie!

December 01, 2005 2:09 PM

Blogger cookie christine said...

alright, i'm stuck at work and starving. now i'm even hungrier. but i just might stop at the local DQ on the way home.

December 01, 2005 2:19 PM

Blogger nope said...

Lord, that does it. Syl, everybody who reads your blog will be going out to eat, just so you know. PERKINS, since I can't think of a DQ in this area that's open - most close for the winter season. I wish I still lived in OK - Braum's Biscuits and Gravy is true southern heaven!!!

December 01, 2005 3:54 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

indiaiynke- I have never before seen the sentence "I wish I still lived in Oklahoma". I lived there for a few years myself (so it's OK for me to kid), and that is a thought that never crosses my mind.

December 01, 2005 4:51 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, you are so sassy!

Cookie Christine, it was SO GOOD! Yummy gravy made just right and the melt in your mouth chicken and fries! Such a great way to celebrate!

Indiaiynke, it is such a shame that so many DQs close down for winter. Even with it being so cold today, the drive through was very busy with people ordering Blizzards! I almost ordered one too.

December 01, 2005 5:21 PM

Blogger SierraBella said...

Congrats on 8,000!
No DQ nearby, darn! Now I'm hungry...

December 01, 2005 5:44 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Sierrabella, um, maybe KFC would be a good substitute? I've never had their gravy, so I can't vouch for them.

December 01, 2005 6:04 PM

Blogger nope said...

SSB, I was born and raised there. I would give my eye teeth (geez, do people still say that?) to live in Tulsa (never was able to before - skated around the edges of it, but ...) Husband says we'll retire there, if I like, as he's been to Tulsa (where my dad still lives) and he likes the city very much. I sincerely doubt I'll make it to his retirement, say la fu**. <--- French, ya know. There are some things about OK I don't miss - the racism, the homophobia, the buckle on the Bible Belt, etc. Compared to the Twin Cities. I've been reliably informed that outside of the Twin Cities it's just as bad as OK ever was - but I digress. Syl, I apologize for writing a book to your sassy sweetie, but he started it! MOM!!!!

December 01, 2005 11:10 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

I just had DQ in Texas Syl. Took the new addition to meet her Grandfolks, who for some reason gave up the cold midwest winters so they could golf all year. Sure was strange to have 80 degree weather the weekend after Thanksgiving. But the DQ was GOOD.

December 02, 2005 3:07 AM

Blogger DrMax said...

Dang it, forgot to say...Congrats on 8000!!

December 02, 2005 3:09 AM

Blogger Wendy A said...

You can always sell your blog when your job runs out. We have KFC in Tasmania but no DQ. Sound delicious. We had charbroiled octupus and squid tonight at a restaurant. Yum but in a different way the that greesy fried chicken and fries. Comfort food!

December 02, 2005 4:05 AM

Blogger pastamasta said...

Likewise no DQ here on the other side of the Pond... KFC is available but is going rapidly downhill if you ask me. Us Brits always seem to manage to take away the one obvious virtue of American fast food - i.e. getting it quickly - and replacing it with service so slow that you need intravenous glucose shots just to keep you standing upright in the queue...

December 02, 2005 7:38 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

You certainly know how to make someone hungry

December 02, 2005 9:12 AM

Blogger Derek Knight said...

I like DQ's recent advertising campaigns, but I have not partook (is that a word) in their food in 13 or 14 years (it was THAT disappointing). I do enjoy the occasional (once-a-year) Blizzard® flavor treat, though.

December 02, 2005 11:57 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Indiaiynke, you know, you don't even have to go that far out to find really racist people in the TC area. I worked in Chaska for a few years and the people that I worked with there were all upset because there was this new campaign to bus people from areas that needed to work to the areas that needed workers. Sounds great right? Well they were upset because these people were coming from the 'riffraff" neighborhoods. When I asked what they meant by "riffraff" they made it quite clear without coming out and saying "not white" what they meant.

Dr.Max, thanks! When SSBs grandparent's visited here we took them to DQ. THey really liked it except when his grandma spilled hot chocolate on herself. She was OK, just embarassed. Congrats again on the new addition.

Wendy A, mmmmm... charbroiled octopus and squid sounds delicious. I like both of those really spicy. The oils in the meat are really enhanced by the heat of spicy peppers.

Pastamasta, when I was over there, I tried to stay out the fast food places because I wanted to taste the culture. But I have found in my travels that even visiting a chain as large as KFC or McDonalds can really tell you a lot about the culture of the area. For instance, two the fast food places that I went in in Scotland and Ireland had a bunch of drunk young guys hanging out. Coincidence or culture?

Pink Lady, I have been told that before. I have thought of getting into advertising. When ever I even so much as just start looking at something in a store a huge crowd will develop around me. I'm THAT good!

Derek, sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at DQ. I can assure you that they are not all that horrible. I know that I have to be very careful about which KFC I go to, because some of them around here will give you food poisoning. And some of the McDs are super slow and all the food tastes two days old. I think that chain restaraunts can be really hit or miss sometimes.

December 02, 2005 12:58 PM

Blogger The Doc said...

I'm not sure if they have the chicken strip baskets at the Canadian DQs, but for sheer comfort food goodness, I can rarely do better than a Peanut Buster Parfait with french fries. Mmmmm...salty and delicious.

December 02, 2005 1:44 PM

Blogger evilsciencechick said...

you know there is a DQ right across the street from me...and I have NEVER EATEN THERE?

now I'm craving chicken fingers, though!

December 02, 2005 3:07 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

TheDoc, that sounds so good! I have never had the Peanut Buster Parfait. Now I know I must be missing out!

ESC, How long have you lived there, a day?! Seriously, DQ rocks! It is a little expensive, but the food is made fresh to order and is really good.

December 02, 2005 4:32 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

Congrats on 8000!!

Hmmmm....DQ- Dilly bars and blizzards. I love DQ. The one near my grandma's house in Wis. is still the best one I've ever been to. The one near my house here is in a strip mall and usually has a couple ne'er-do-wells hanging out talking on cellphones.

BUT I did see a sign for their chicken strip basket. But...gravy instead of ranch dressing? Dunno if I can make the leap.

Is DQ paying you for this?

December 03, 2005 11:39 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

No, Shannon, but I'm beginning to think that they should be paying me!!

December 03, 2005 12:29 PM

Blogger Astrid said...

Did you used to have a lot of fun playing with Mr. Potatohead as a child too?

December 04, 2005 2:25 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

That was one of my favorite toys as a kid, Astrid!

December 04, 2005 7:16 PM

Blogger "AG" said...

OMG. DQ. Our closes from Nov-Feb (I'm in Maine). It's just ice cream, though. I've never eaten at a DQ restaurant. Maybe it's best that I don't. I heart food too much.

December 06, 2005 9:18 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Hey "ag"! Welcome to my blog! I am a food junkie! I am really glad that I have such a great metabolism or I would be one of those people that is too fat to get out their house.

December 08, 2005 3:01 PM