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16Adams
12-04-2017, 12:50 PM
Gosh guess a washing machine a Glock 33 her contacts etc etc etc. I try to keep 28$ at least in my pocket- Whataburger emergency fund :-))
It’s actually kind of fun when we walk the budgetary straight line like a 0200 DWI Checkpoint. Anyway it’s not like we can’t cook. Threw this together in about an hour or less. Hard part will be whether to layer it in almond flour tortillas, over blue corn tortillas or just in a bowl. Pueblo Green Chile Brisket sirloin purple onion lots of garlic oregano cumino and leftover Anasazi beans.

Jrogers84
12-04-2017, 12:55 PM
We decided to meal prep 3 dinners for this week to make our week easy before we leave for vacation. We have 3 meals of tacos.....we love tacos.....

pjtexas1
12-04-2017, 12:56 PM
no whataburger??? gonna be tough.

EricD
12-04-2017, 01:47 PM
^^^get a blackstone! You'll never need to go to whataburger again!

16Adams
12-04-2017, 01:48 PM
I went with stacked. No filters used on these photos to adjust lighting.

bonz50
12-04-2017, 01:49 PM
^^^get a blackstone! You'll never need to go to whataburger again!
unmitigated truth.:thumb:

Jrogers84
12-04-2017, 01:49 PM
Looks perfect!

Big George's BBQ
12-04-2017, 01:52 PM
Looks much better than a whataburger

Mikhail
12-04-2017, 01:59 PM
While I do like a Whataburger, that plate looks delicious. Big fan of green chili dishes, just made a pot of pork green chili today with Bueno chiles. Great product.

Oh, and you are wise to listen to your bride.

BeardedBassGuy
12-04-2017, 02:18 PM
no whataburger??? gonna be tough.

That's like a special level of Texan hell there.

el luchador
12-04-2017, 04:43 PM
we almost never go out to eat. the thought of driving to a restaurant, waiting for food, and then getting flavorless food, doesnt excite me.
home cooked any day. a $35 gas burner can make some amazing meals.

Czarbecue
12-04-2017, 05:21 PM
we almost never go out to eat. the thought of driving to a restaurant, waiting for food, and then getting flavorless food, doesnt excite me.
home cooked any day. a $35 gas burner can make some amazing meals.

I know it's trendy to bash fast/fast casual food but where the hell are you eating? On that note, my family is currently on a hold on eating out because our 19 month old just can't behave in a restaurant setting at this stage. I remember this stage lasting a few months with our older daughter (3).

Happy Hapgood
12-04-2017, 05:42 PM
If that is budget, I'm going on one! :thumb:

BillN
12-04-2017, 05:55 PM
I like it... My wife informed me of a $0.00 weapons budget over a year ago...:sad: Last spring I had to trade out my labor for about 18K rounds of ammo since the $0.00 budget included ammo as well. I'm looking forward to see what you do with the blue corn tortillas and the Anasazi beans.

shares
12-04-2017, 07:44 PM
Looks delish. What did the bride have for dinner?

el luchador
12-04-2017, 08:09 PM
I know it's trendy to bash fast/fast casual food but where the hell are you eating? On that note, my family is currently on a hold on eating out because our 19 month old just can't behave in a restaurant setting at this stage. I remember this stage lasting a few months with our older daughter (3).

if that is the trend I must have missed the memo. the people I know all eat out constantly. they are also paycheck to paycheck but almost CANT stop eating out. I stopped eating out 6 years ago and do not miss it one bit

16Adams
12-04-2017, 08:13 PM
Looks delish. What did the bride have for dinner?


Yesterday ribs and salad

cowgirl
12-04-2017, 09:30 PM
No Whataburger huh.... Allsup's burritos off the list too? :tape:
Better eats at your house than anything you'll find in a restaurant. Looks delicious Adams! :-D

dadsr4
12-04-2017, 09:40 PM
Today, I picked up the parts to repair our dryer, then off to Costco for a new car battery. While there I blew my whole dining out budget on an all-beef hot dog and a large pop.

TravelingJ
12-04-2017, 11:47 PM
My job forces me to eat out quite a bit, since I'm often on the road. I rather enjoy it. I've found some seriously good food all over the country (my most recent favorite is a tiny cafe 40 minutes outside of Pittsburg, where you pay less than a McD's value meal, and get a giant plate of killer food)

When I'm home, I love to do the cooking to offset my eating out on the road. That's one of the things I love the most about getting into smoking. Why cook 1 pork butt, when you can cook 2? It's great to have a lot of food in the freezer that can be thawed and eaten in no time at all. It also gives my girlfriend some real food to eat while I'm gone. Since she will just resort to grabbing drive-through if food isn't convenient.

Also, never quite got the appeal of Whattaburger. I love their breakfast options, but the burgers didn't seem like anything different? Maybe I'm ordering the wrong thing...

Sid Post
12-05-2017, 05:51 AM
Also, never quite got the appeal of Whattaburger. I love their breakfast options, but the burgers didn't seem like anything different? Maybe I'm ordering the wrong thing...

To me, it's just a hamburger done "right" as opposed to what you get at ~95% of the other places. In-n-Out to me is a better burger, I don't get Smashburger or Freddies, Culver is pretty good too in the Whataburger sense.

Fast-casual places like Five Guys is a different thing IMHO. Don't get me wrong, burgers with half the vegetable counter on them are good too but, aren't what I would call a traditional hamburger.

TravelingJ
12-05-2017, 11:05 AM
To me, it's just a hamburger done "right" as opposed to what you get at ~95% of the other places.

Okay, that makes more sense. I've always gone there expecting it to be transcending, from what I read online. I'm headed down to Houston on Friday, so I'll try it again with more aligned expectations.

16Adams
12-05-2017, 12:37 PM
Okay, that makes more sense. I've always gone there expecting it to be transcending, from what I read online. I'm headed down to Houston on Friday, so I'll try it again with more aligned expectations.

Green Chile Triple add red bell and jalapeņo

Sid Post
12-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Green Chile Triple add red bell and jalapeņo

Depending on where he is coming from, I might drop the Jalapeno peppers. The Green Chile burgers are very good! :-D

I must admit I have a bit of bias though, as I used to drive through Hatch, NM just to get a burger from Sparky's. Their Vanilla shake with Green Chilies is really good too! :icon_smile_tongue:

Regarding Whataburgers, I know my mom has a thing for the Whataburger specifically in Gainsville, TX across highway 82 from Wal-Mart. I do enjoy their cheeseburgers but, mom goes nuts over them? :rolleyes:

She didn't understand my preference for In-n-Out until I got to take her to one. Now she's a believer too! :grin:

jasonjax
12-05-2017, 02:37 PM
You could always sell BBQ for some extra $$ and eat into some of your profit.... :-P

Beer/Meat/Victory
12-05-2017, 02:53 PM
my most recent favorite is a tiny cafe 40 minutes outside of Pittsburg, where you pay less than a McD's value meal, and get a giant plate of killer food

Care to share the place? I'm in Pittsburgh, don't eat out much...but I like to find new and interesting places when I do.

TravelingJ
12-05-2017, 04:08 PM
Green Chile Triple add red bell and jalapeņo
Noted. Will do, and will report back!

Care to share the place? I'm in Pittsburgh, don't eat out much...but I like to find new and interesting places when I do.

Of course. Manor Grille (https://manorgrille.com/).