Thursday, July 25, 2013
When I was growing up there were a chain of "Big Boy" restaurants around town. I believe there are still some around down South. Anyways, it was always a treat to go this restaurant because they had the best "Big Boy" burgers (sort of like Big Mac's from McDonalds) but they had this "Big Boy" seasoning you could put on it and Yum it was oh so good. They also had the best fresh strawberry pie you could sink your teeth into, but that could be another story. Back to the burgers. After a number of years the restaurants closed one by one. I finally decided to purchase some of that seasoning and use it on "Big Mac's. Than the seasoning ran out and the restaurants were all closed. So it was just a memory for many, many years.
One day coming home from a friends house we passed the place that was the last "Big Boy" that we could remember. (It is now a battery plus store). We started talking about the "good old days". The following day DH got on line (with out me knowing it) and found a "Big Boy" who sold the seasoning and order a couple of bottles. They came in the mail and I was doing a happy dance. We ran over to McDonald's and bought a couple of Big Mac's......because my eating habits have changed so much I could only eat 1/2 the sandwich, but enjoyed every bite. Than I got to thinking....now that I have the seasoning I could make that nostalgic sandwich healthier. So tonight for supper I had my own version of the "Big Boy" burger: 1 Italian light burger bun with sesame seeds, 1 slice of reduced fat cheese, 1 Morning Star griller, some lettuce, 1/2 TB of thousand island dressing and of course the infamous "Big Boy" seasoning.
It was very, very good.......glad I tried this sandwich, 'cuz I now have enough seasoning on hand to last a long time and I won't have to try to remember just how good those burgers were I can make my version of it and put a smile on my face and sit back and remember all the good times we used to have at "Big Boy's"
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a dinner as good as I did. ((HUGS))