Friday, March 30, 2007

McFrustration

Last night I went out for coffee with two friends and we started talking about food traditions, like how some people must have a coke with their burger, or how my friend’s daily dinner ritual would be potato chips, and a sandwich.

It reminded me all the more of a month-long frustration: I haven’t had my McSpaghetti meal yet! This morning I stared at a bunch of crumpled McDonald Meal coupons which I've tucked in my bag for ages, and with its expiry date being tomorrow, I am preparing my heart to say goodbye to them—especially to the McSpaghetti Meal coupon.

My hectic schedule plus the fact that the nearest McDonald’s is under renovation has been the reason why I haven’t been able to fulfill my food tradition/ritual this month. Tonight a friend of mine is taking me out for a post-birthday treat in a fancy restaurant—so obviously McDonald’s is out of the question—I don’t think it would make any sense to her if I asked to eat at McDonalds instead! I must really be desperate if I prefer McSpaghetti over a fancy dinner!

But I believe we all have our own tiny food rituals or traditions that make our day/week/month complete. I guess I will have to accept the fact that my March will be just a little bit incomplete…life’s like that, I guess.

So what’s your food ritual?

20 comments:

Swipe said...

I thought this was going to be along the lines of a McDreamy a la Grey's anatomy. Hahaha. It turns out you McFrustration is really about McDonald's. I'm actually craving a McBrekky meal myself. reminder to self: get a breakfast meal at Macca's tomorrow.

vernaloo said...

Seriously! Seriously! lolz nakikilevel lang kay Swipe...he's talking about GA kasi :)

Anyway I used to eat the baked ziti of Sbarro every week. But that was before where I get to pass by SM City. But now different work location na so the habit kinda died na rin. But I still love it and yeah..i miss it :)

Abaniko said...

There was a time in my life when I preferred beer for my dinner dessert. :)

snglguy said...

My food ritual? Nothing... lamon lang ako ng lamon. Basta mukhang masarap, sige lang. :-D

Have a great day at EK, gypsy...

dimaks said...

I prefer making my own McBurger :)

melai said...

mine is litsong manok as in yung nasa plastic na singkwenta isa.. sarap iulam yan pagka galing sa skul lalo na kapag wala kang aabutang ulam sa gabi..tsk tsk tsk tsk!

sillyserious said...

the mcdo nearest to my place is also under renovation. mcdo seems to be putting on a new look - more earthy colors, less bright red - perhaps to differentiate it from its bee competitor? i think the new look is classier :)

i don't think i have a food ritual. but lately i've stocked up on chocnut at the office :)

Beng said...

HI Jojie! Belated happy birthday! :) Sorry I missed greeting you on time. I was probably in the hospital then. Haha, so my fixation ka pala sa Mcdo! Dito sa States, corny ang McDo. Walang spaghetti at rice. hehe. Gusto mo pag nagkita tayo, sa Mcdo? Kahit mag dalawang meals ka pa. :) Hope you enjoyed your birthday. :)

ZJ said...

Hi Gypsy. Belated Happy Birthday :D We share the same birthday month pala. My food ritual naman is - since walang McDo or Jollibee dito - Extreme Pizza, Double Pepperoni twice a month by a Thai-owned company called ,well, The Pizza Company. I had one just last night, and my, bondat ako!
Have a good weekend.

Gypsy said...

Swipe, same train of thought tayo somehow. When I was writing this post I actually thought of starting t by saying this is NOT about McDreamy! Haha! Forgot though--McDreamy is more Beng's McTerritory (and Vern's too!). Hehe..

Verns, Baked ziti! Hmmm...will add that on my list of "to check out." Hehe.

Abaniko, hehe. So you have moved on from beer to...gatorade? ;)

Snglguy, being in your area makes lamon a great hobby! Hehe. Yes, EK was super fun!

Dimaks, wow ha. Alam mo pala ang secret recipe ng Mcburger?

Melai! May tig singkwenta pa pala na litson manok? Hmm..ako paglitson manok dapat sarsa talaga sauce, di pwede toyo. Hehe.

Aleks, I think we are talking about the same McDo branch. :)

Beng! Thanks--see you in McDo when you get back then! Hehe.

Hi ZJ, parang masarap yang Pizza na yan ah..sounds EXTREMELY GOOD. If I get to somewhere that was The Pizza Company, I should try it then.:)

kathy said...

McSpaghetti and McChicken - unfortunately these two items are not found in McDo chains here in Japan. No rice either. Oks talaga sa Pinas dahil merong mga ganong options. But maybe that's because the local McDo wants to compete with Jollibee products? :P

dimaks said...

I have my own version of it :D

niceheart said...

I also keep McDonald's coupon but they usually get untouched until they expire. We seldom go now to McDo kasi. Not only are we trying to eat healthy kuno ;) Magastos lang kasi talagang kumain sa labas. Eh ilan kaming kakain, diba?

Mon said...

Di pa ako nakakatikim ng McSpaghetti meal, wala sa amin n'yan. Ang paborito ko yata sa McDo ay McRibb with barbecue sauce.

Dito ang typical na McDo meal ay $7, drinks included na at dahil ang Texas ay famous sa homestyle cooking, maraming resto dito that offers a hot meal at comaparable prize. Pag magastos ka, doon ka pupunta sa mga Pinoy Resto and get ready to shell out $30-$40 per meal per person.

melai said...

hahahaha!!! sitsirya yun ginagawa kong ulam :)

Gypsy said...

Kathy, I was also very disappointed with the McDo in Singapore--ala ding McSpaghetti! But I guess they need to be relevant to their local customers in whichever country.

Dimaks, talaga ha--i-post mo nga ang recipe para ma share mo, di naman siguro secret recipe yan! Hehe.

Niceheart, oh yeah, you just reminded me: eat healthy! Trying..trying..hehe.

Mon, wow, McRibb??? Sounds yummy! Would be interesting to visit all the McDo's around the world and see what unique offerings they have for each country. Oops, sobrang fanatic ba? Just a thought. Hehe.

Melai, hehe. Rituales ko sa sitsirya ay dapat partnered with Coke Lite or Pepsi Max. Ayan, naghahanap tuloy ako...

Toe said...

You are right... how could anyone drink water with a burger??? :) My food traditions? I need eggs for breakfast, coffee after every meal, and KFC when I go out of the country. :)

Leah said...

although I dont have this only the time, here goes...

patis with sinigang
toyo with nilaga
bagoong with kare-kare
suka with longganisa
fries (chips) with my fried or baked battered fish.

and always at some time of the month...a bar of chocolate and a can of coke.

miss ko na mcspaghetti

Gypsy said...

Toe, pareho tayo ng breakfast ritual..basta sunny side up ang eggs. :)

Leah, nagutom ako sa comment mo ah. Hehe. Gusto ko rin mga yan!!!

annamanila said...

Mcfrustration! lol Well, hope you get unfrustrated real soon. Parang I want to play fairygodmom and grant you your wish one of these days. Kaya ko yun. lol

Gusto ko mangga't suman, dinuguan at puto, ginisang munggo at paksiw ng bangus. Binary pairs. hahaha