Mr. CPQ and I were talking about food the other night because we’ve decided it might be time to stop vacation eating seeing as we got back from vacation three weeks ago. Since diet self-sabotage is one of our love languages, we were discussing our favorite things to eat and he boldly declared that he could survive on hamburgers and pizza for the rest of his life and never tire of them.
I, on the other hand, have commitment issues and couldn’t decide what I’d take to my desert island because sometimes I feel like a nut and sometimes I don’t.
We indulged his hamburger craving by lunching at Wendy’s yesterday after church because I think Wendy’s makes a pretty good one and if I never set foot in a McDonald’s restaurant again I’ll be a happy woman.
My mother does not carry a high opinion of Wendy’s because it bothers her that a) the buns are not heated and b) that they are round and the meat patty is square.
And that tells you all you need to know about my mother.
And ensures that I’ll get a phone call about sixty seconds after hitting the “publish” button.
I don’t ever order my hamburgers the same way twice, but I make the exception at Wendy’s because there is one condiment there that is a must have on my burger and it’s not part of the usual line up.
I’m sharing this secret with you today because it may change your life.
People, you have to add a packet of chili oil seasoning.
This little trick started when I went to Wendy’s with a friend of mine back in the day when they still had the salad bar with tubs of saltines and seasoning packets for their chili. She grabbed a packet of the oil and poured it all over her burger and because I’m a follower, I did the same and it was like the skies parted and the angels sang. It adds a subtle spiciness and dimension that are unequaled in the ways of burgerdom and I’ve never eaten them any other way since.
Now, whatever you do, don’t read the ingredient label on the chili oil seasoning before you add it because I did and it kinda’ ruined my happy place.
But I rallied.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go answer a call from my mother.
Have a nice day.