Friday, March 20, 2015
A Bumbershoot Enabled Walk In The Texas Rain Looking At Chicken & Waffles
The predicted thunderstorming remains absent from my location, except for one distant boom an hour or two ago.
With rain dripping in the noon time frame I thought it would be enjoyable to open my bumbershoot and go do some drop dodging whilst walking around my neighborhood.
Eventually I ended up in Albertsons looking at the frozen food section. Being a hungry man I paid particularly close attention to the HUNGRY - MAN Selects section of Banquet TV dinners.
It has been years since I have had myself a TV dinner, I am sure that has never happened in this current century.
I may have to make an exception to my TV dinner aversion and try one I saw today, which I took a photo of, which you see above.
Boneless Fried Chicken & Waffles.
Doesn't that sound appetizing? The description on the box made it sound even more appealing....
Tender white chicken patties and waffles drizzled with syrup, home-style mashed potatoes - includes cranberry apple dessert.
I never heard of Chicken and Waffles til I moved to Texas.
I never saw Chicken and Waffles, in person, til last summer when I was at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium watching the USA get beat in the World Cup by some other country the identity of which I no longer remember. At that event Chicken and Waffles were heavily promoted, with the Waffles shaped like Texas.
I think I blogged about the Texas shaped waffles. I'll go see if I can find that. I may have taken a picture....
Found it, a blogging titled In The Dallas Cowboy Stadium Watching Belgium Beat The USA With Chicken & Waffles in which I learned it was Belgium I watched beat the USA. And the blogging does include a picture of the Chicken and Texas-shaped Waffles.
I wonder what the story is behind Chicken & Waffles. Is this a Texas gourmet culinary culture staple that goes way back in time?
I am not a big a fan of sweet things. Pouring syrup over fried chicken, mixed with waffles does not sound too appealing to my un-refined palate.
But, I'd give them a try, but that'd need to be in a restaurant Chicken and Waffles version, like at Buttons, not a Banquet TV dinner version....