Luckily for us, these dishes really aren't that complicated. Think about it: These dishes are cooked around the country and around the world by a wide spectrum of cooks. You can get an Applebee's chicken quesadilla made by a 17-year-old college student in Denver, Colorado and odds are it will taste just the same as one cooked by a 45-year-old divorcee at London's Heathrow airport.
If it's that basic of a dish to be made nearly identically around the world, why can't we make it ourselves?
Now, let's take it one step further and ask another [non-rhetoric] question: Though delicious, what are some of the negatives to this food?
I think it's safe to say that a) it's generally unhealthy, b) you don't know how it's being prepared or who is doing the cooking, and c) it may not be horribly expensive, but it's certainly not cheap!
The way I think these issues can be solved is to get creative. I hope that by re-creating some of those favorite meals from those get-together restaurants, it will show everyone how you don't have to cut out your favorite dishes, nor do you have to spend a ton of money (and Calories!) on something delicious.
So, I plan on making my first dish on the night of either Friday, August 14 or Sunday, August 16. I will cook something once a week and during the off-days I will do some fun things like mention articles about food, health, nutrition, and cooking, have polls (once I have a few followers/subscribers), and other stuff. We'll see!
In the meantime, I need your help:
Reply to this blog post or e-mail FastFoodFacelift@gmail.com with your suggestions!
Stay tuned, people; I'll try to make this awesome!