Before the Boise State game on Friday I stopped by Arby’s to get one of the new Turkey Roaster’s to review for The Impulsive Buy. For $4.75, I did not enjoy it. More on this later in the week..
…But I did enjoy Burger King’s new Raspberry Smoothie, although I don’t know if I’d pay more than a buck for it. Obviously hyper-sweet, it still had a nice tartness, and considering I was picking little raspberry bits from by teeth an hour later, made for a good post-workout sugar rush that tasted of more than pure sugar. The berries looked like they came in frozen puree form, and I didn’t detect any dairy taste, but if BK keeps using any excuse to offer stuff for a buck on long weekends, I’m down. I hope they do this soon with their new Italian Chicken items.
I had this grand plan to grill hot dogs for breakfast on Saturday morning when Navy played Notre Dame. But I got back late from a run and just decided I wanted some ice cream. I gave the Edy’s Slow Churned Triple Cookie Sundae a chance and was really impressed. I don’t think I’ve had a cookie dough ice cream since my nightly bowls of Aggie Ice Cream a few years ago, but despite being a low fat ice cream, the cookie dough peices had a great molassas-brown sugar-butter flavor. The brownie bits were surprisngly fudgy too. All in all, this ice cream cone salvaged the morning (Navy lost 50-10.)
Watching Navy lose turns me into a freaking domestic. After making black bean burgers from scratch on Saturday night, I ended up putting some over-ripe bananas to task on Sunday. My family has a buttload of old Cooking Light magazines sitting around, and given the amount of peanut butter in the pantry, it made sense to try out this recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Bread. I decided to make them in muffin form though, mostly on account of convenience and not wanting to dry out the bread. I subbed out the flax seeds and cut some of the sugar (used a honeyroasted peanut butter) but overall I thought it was a pretty good “light” recipe. No gummy textures or overly healthy taste. Worth a try if you’re into the whole baking thing.
One of the best parts about the opening weekend of college football is that it just keeps giving. It’s often compared to Christmas, but starting on Thursday night and going to Monday, it’s more like Hanukkah. Monday night, for instance, featured a game between Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. I could usually care less about the ACC, but when Chick-fil-A sponsors the game and offers free sandwiches to jersey-wearing fans visiting their outlets, well, just paint me the biggest fan Georgia Tech ever had. Or Navy. Whatever. I rocked the Navy jersey and got a sandwich. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I think the best way to enjoy the classic is with extra pickles, two packets of black pepper, Texas Pete Hot Sauce, and a packet of honey. Actually I don’t think this. I know this.
All in all, it was a solid first weekend of college football. Navy may have lost, but I’m cautiously optimistic for when Utah comes to Logan on Friday night. Not sure what I’ll be stuffing my face with on Friday night, but you can beat my ass will be parked on the sofa watching ESPN2 when 8 PM rolls around.