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My smallest American portion yet… and still waiting for a SSN.

01 Mar

Hum ho, I’m getting fed up of waiting. 🙂 My SSN should have been processed in the system when I was here 11 days… Now I’m almost four weeks in the country, and still they haven’t given in to my repeated requests yet. Maybe they don’t want me to pay taxes. 😀 I’d be ok with that!

We went to Wendy’s for lunch and I had a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger which was pretty decent (especially for only 99c) though even I was out-done this time, cos it was the cutest wee ickle thing I’d ever seen. I should have got two…

Oh well, I know for next time 🙂 At least the bacon was good!

Bacon… that’s another story. 😀 I was rather un-chuffed to first discover that bacon here is actually measurably more fat than bacon. It had set my mind at rest when someone kindly informed me that “Canadian bacon was a lot more like the cut of bacon you get in the uk.” I thought I was sorted… just to find that elusive Canadian bacon, then.

But Canadian bacon is this round processed smudge of vaguely pig-coloured meat :-O absolutely *nothing* like a real bit of bacon. So I’m decidedly unimpressed right now… just maybe I might get fat after all 😀

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Posted by on Monday, March 1, 2010 in selfish

 

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8 responses to “My smallest American portion yet… and still waiting for a SSN.

  1. SSH

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Bacon here in CHina is also not a big thing, so what you get is usually designed for the largest foreigner-in-China market: Americans. All streaky and no meat. Actually, the Chinese often regard the fat as the best part of any meat: when you get Beijing Duck here, they first give you pure fat with no meat to put in your little pancake. Its OK, but I prefer some protein with my cholesterol!

     
    • rach

      Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      Yep, that ‘bacon’ sounds about right! Well, I guess I’ve got something to be grateful for, at least it’s not all fat!

      Hope you’re managing to find enjoyable food for all the family? Are the kids getting on ok?

      Rach

       
  2. Esty

    Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    “it was the cutest wee ickle thing I’d ever seen. I should have got two…”

    hehe rachie!

     
  3. rach

    Monday, March 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    well…. it *was*!!! 🙂

     
  4. Samuel Smith

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I like Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers for snacks. 😀

    And…I found our bacon much more tasty than Britain’s…and I’m not fat!! :D:D

     
  5. rach

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    It soooo isn’t…

    Maybe you didn’t have the British stuff cooked right, cos often it isn’t… but if you get it *just so* then its like American bacon only TWICE as good (and less fatty, but that’s just so I can feel un-guilty eating more of it)

     
  6. Rose

    Friday, July 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    you need to find meat that is fresh from a farm. I can hardly stand bacon from the store, just like any meat from the store. I was spoiled by growing up on the farm, we had fresh, tasty meat.

     
  7. rach

    Friday, July 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Rose,
    Good tip 🙂 I really must get less commercialised and more into the true spirit of things 🙂 as a newbie it was all too easy to go the supermarket route, but you’re quite right – you do pay the cost in yumminess!

    And thankyou for approving and returning the favour 🙂 I really have been neglectful of my dear blog. Thanks for the prompt to be getting going again.
    Rach

     

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