Snorts with piggy laughter. Have I got a great story for you today my dear friends. Mom/dad here are what I would call potato chip connoisseurs. Yep, that’s right. They like their potatoes. And who doesn’t because even I love me some good potatoes of any kind. Of course, they try to stay away from the snacking but every once in a while, they get pulled in.
Well, for some time Lay’s potato chips have had different flavors they have created and are sharing ‘with the world’. One flavor intrigued mom. It was Brazilian Picanha. But mom took her time in getting a bag.
I mean heck, Lay’s potato chips are like almost $4.00 a bag – can you believe that highway robbery?
Now Picanha is one of mom’s favorite cuts of steak. In fact, when mom/dad go downtown Atlanta they often eat at a restaurant called Fogo de Chão which is a Brazilian Steakhouse. There house specialty is mom’s favorite cuts, picanha. This is a picture of dad getting some of that cut at Fogo de Chão this year. It is so yummy it melts in your mouth. Well, that’s what mom/dad say. I wouldn’t know because no one has ever brought me home a piggy bag. I’m just sayin’.
But back to my story. When Lay’s came out with this flavor mom was excited to try it. She invested in the bag mumbling something about Lay’s is not cheap and what if she didn’t like it? She gets home with her cherished Lay’s and tells daddy all about it. They then open up the bag to try it. That’s when things went south. Mom hated it. Hated it. Nothing like her cherished steak she loves. Absolutely HATE does not even describe the flavor of these chips. Now me and dad on the other hoof said they were eatable. Did we want to rush out and get another bag – no way!
Have you tried any of these different flavors from Lay’s potato chips? Do you have a favorite. Do share my sweet friends.
NOTE: Mom/dad were in no way endorsed for their opinion of these Lay’s potato chips. This is their sole opinion.
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Have you been enjoying our Travels in the South my friends? Today we continue our travels with Fozziemom and Fozziedad who visited with us all the way from Australia. Now, the month previous was Fozziedad’s birthday so everyone agreed to celebrate his birthday when he came to the States.
On this date, they all ventured downtown Atlanta to hang out for a bit and then to go to lunch. Since Fozziedad plays the guitar, mom researched and found a great shop close to the restaurant they would be going to for lunch. They all went into the store where they got to hear Fozziedad play and were totally amazed and I do believe mom was star struck ❤ Fozziedad is amazing and trust us, he knows his way around a guitar. Mom/dad said if they lived in Australia they would for sure have to go and hang out when he plays.
After the guitar store visit, they went to eat at one of my mom/dad’s favorite restaurants called Fogo de Chão. This is an all you can eat type Brazilian Steakhouse. Now don’t worry. This place has everything – from the meat eaters to the vegetarians you will be happy here. You first start off with a huge salad bar that has everything that you can imagine. You can work on that salad first or have it with your meat selections. As you eat, they bring skewers of different varieties of meat to your table where they then carve it onto your plate. You choose what you want and how much. Now I have to tell you a secret. My mom/dad love this restaurant, especially these little rolls they bring to your tables in baskets. Mom says they mysterious and magically reappear in the basket every time you ask. Isn’t that amazing?
Everyone was instructed not to eat breakfast and have to empty bellies for this adventure at the restaurant. And I must admit, everyone got their fill – even dessert for the birthday boy. It was an awesome time. Sometimes when daddy puts me to bed, I ask him to tell me this story about the restaurant. I can just imagine myself laying up under the table, hooves up in the air like I just don’t care and being hand fed the remarkable steak at this place. Give me a moment….. okay let’s continue.
Afterwards, the group wanted to go on a further adventure. You see a couple of years ago, downtown Atlanta installed SkyView Atlanta. Skyview Atlanta is a Ferris Wheel that is over 20 stories above Centennial Park. They have individual gondolas that are climate controlled. Did you hear that? Climate controlled as in the day everyone visited, it was an air conditioned gondola that they rode in. Can you believe that? Ferris Wheels have come a long ways baby. When you are up in the gondola, mom said you could see all kinds of views of downtown. It was totally awesome! And of course no trip is complete without a picture of your memories.
Oh, are you asking where daddy was? He was guarding the Jeep – snorts with piggy laughter. Due to dad’s vision, he can’t go up that far so he sat this one out and partied in the Jeep until we got done. Don’t fear – he had a great time rocking out to Queen.
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Welcome my friends to November’s Bacon’s Show and Tell.
For November – we are sharing party pictures focusing on Thanksgiving. What did you and your family do for Thanksgiving – or any other big holiday where you are. Did your family get together? Did you go out to eat? Did you cook out?
Since mom and dad were married 11 years ago, they started a yearly tradition of eating out at a special place on Thanksgiving. They go downtown to a restaurant called Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse in Atlanta, Georgia.
When you get to the table, there is a disc on the table. One side is green for go – as in bring the food to my belly – snorts. The other side is red – as in I’m so full I’m going to blow! This is one of daddy’s all time favorite restaurants in the entire world. Talk about a meat bonanza. They have a huge salad bar with everything you can imagine and then you flip your disc to green and all of these wonderful gauchos come to your table with meat in spears cutting it table side. Can you lick your lips and say yummy?
But mom, she loves these little rolls called PÃO DE QUEIJO that are served at the tables in baskets. Mom calls them heaven on earth and saved herself for these all week long. They are warm, soft cheesy bread rolls that are brought to your table in baskets throughout your entire meal. It’s like magic. As soon as the basket is empty, it is quickly replenished. Mom/dad wouldn’t admit to how many baskets they went through. The only thing they would say is that they are back to no bread now. Makes you wonder huh? They are made with sweet and sour yucca flour and Parmesan cheese and are gluten-free.
One of the meats that the serve that are mom/dad’s favorite is called PICANHA which is the prime part of the top sirloin. Who needs turkey on thanksgiving huh? Which mom says they do have but this picanha is worth saving one’s self for. It is also the restaurants signature steak. They lightly seasoned it with rock salt and slice it thin to whatever degree you want it – medium, well or rare. As you can see in this picture, dad is jumping head first and asking questions later. Yes it it that good.
So this is our part of blast from the past in 2004 when mom/dad started this tradition of going out for their holiday. We hope that you enjoyed it my friends!
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