Casper’s Vittle Vending Folks

Being an outsider who has resided in Springfield a brief 5 years I review establishments without the bias that can occur when a firm is a large part of one’s life experiences.

Casper’s is “quaint,” in the manner I define the subjective-in-nature term but I have experienced quainter quaint in many other locales across the USA.

However, in regards to the general locale of the firm, the quaint applies and can be an attractor to some while being a negative aspect for others.

I have tried their fare several times during the period of my local residing in my shanty a few minutes drive from Casper’s. I give credit to the firm that parking has never been problematic with ample room to park.

There was always ample seating room. That may be true to my tendency to shun food firms during the rushes at typical vittles eating times.

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Excess Food Loving

I have met a few folks over the decades who declared they did not enjoy eating.

All of those people were thin.

That makes sense. If you eat just enough to stay alive and maintain a healthy weight those excess pounds will not cover your body with jiggly rolls of fat.

Then there is the other extreme; people who enjoy eating. Lots of eating. Eating a meal then eating another meal.

I have met and seen many more food-loving folks than those who obtain no pleasure in eating.

A happy medium is surely the best for health, appearance and economic reasons.

Looking at the many land-bound whales waddling across the land here atop the Ozark Plateau in southwest Missouri I wonder at the amount of money required to buy enough food to create then maintain those HUGE rolls and layers of lard.

I am guessing that I could eat for several months on the amount of food needed to support the waddling ones for but one month.

Though some people may debate me it is my opinion that life is better, more fun and satisfying, if a normal weight level is maintained.

There is also plenty of evidence that your health is better if a proper diet and wight level is maintained.

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A Cornucopia of Spam

Fellow gluttons and eaters in general.

I have been busy bashing the many idiots running for political office so they can remain or become the latest figurehead lackey politician vermin to obey their corporate USA and ruling-class masters.

Taking a break from perusing the intense idiocy of the scum mentioned above I wandered across a nifty tastefully done blog entry about the various varieties of Spam.

We Taste Every Kind of Spam

Click the link above and be enlightened about the many wonders and types of Spam.

Past and Present Pizza Packaging

Today’s history lesson covers to-go pizzas from a brick-and-mortar pizza purveyor.

The pizza can be a baked to-go order with you, the customer, carrying your delight out the door and eating it wherever you eat your food.

Or the pizza may be delivered by a delivery person to your shack, tent, shanty or wherever an address exists to narrow down your location so the delivery dude or dudette can hand you the pizza. For my incarcerated visitors I do not believe pizzas can be delivered to jails, prisons, etc.

Do not be a cheapskate.

Tip the driver.

Many benefits from tipping that you may never be aware of.

A HUGE “Thanks!!!” to Scott Wiener for doing the research and posting this:

Scott’s Pizza Chronicles: A Brief History of the Pizza Box

And the ever-reliable Wikipedia—> Pizza delivery

(pic courtesy of Valerio Capello)

Last Meal

The last meal is a customary part of a condemned prisoner’s last day. Often, the day of or before the appointed time of execution, the prisoner receives a last meal and religious rites, if they desire.”

Dead Man Eating Weblog

Texas stopped serving so-called last meals to death row inmates this week after a state lawmaker complained about an inmate request he considered excessive.

State Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat, was outraged at the meal request

So, one guy doomed to die decided not to eat his “last meal” so some politician decides to “ruin” things for all those facing death by whining about the act of one.

There are “last meals” and then there are “last meals.”

“…the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking in an attempt to replicate the last meal served aboard the ship.”

Critters can also have a last meal:

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Ewwww! How Can you Eat That?!!!!

Bouncing around the Orient while in the military often leads to tasting various odd foodstuffs at least partially due to peer pressure.

Balut in the Philippines along with monkey and other goodies generally referred to as “mystery meat.”

Korea had weird vittles.

Heckaroni, every country over yonder had weird grub… even grubs for snacks, etc.

Interestingly, the varied spices and sauces were often the main or only taste source with the meat merely providing texture.

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