Gas Station Pizza

Gas Station Pizza Coupon

The other day I went to the gas station and received a coupon for a free slice of gas station pizza. I’m from Chicago, we take our pizza very seriously. I don’t even think that they sell gas station pizza in Chicago because of a law passed in 1993. My favorite is deep dish filled with cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and sausage.  I remember my parents taking the family up to Giordano’s on 63rd and Kedzie. Pizza was a family tradition for us.  Giordano’s was our favorite. We went to Vito and Nick’s for thin crust and Baracco’s for my dad’s favorite pizza.  My dad went to these restaurants so frequently that all the servers knew his name.  We, the kids, wanted to throw my dad a surprise birthday party one year.  This turned out to be the one year that he didn’t want to go to Baracco’s.  It was a fight to get him there. We finally talked him into going up there to meet the rest of the family. I digress, we love pizza.  Every time we head back “home”, I always try to work a pizza run into our trip.
I remember one of my first visits to Indianapolis. We went to the gas station to rent a video tape. It was 1997 and that is what we had back then.  Well, we went to this gas station and they were selling chicken, fried chicken.  I was amazed by this delicacy being sold at a gas station. How can someone get $20 in gas, smokes, numbers, and fried chicken.
I have no issues with Speedway. They make a great gas and sell awesome Krispy Kreme donuts. I just have a problem with certain foods being sold at a place where you feed your car.
Should I try a piece of gas station pizza?

National Donut Day

Today, June 1st,  is National Donut Day. If you love donuts, you probably already knew that. National Donut Day occurs on the first Friday in June.  This glorious day was first celebrated in  1938 to honor the women who served up dounts to the troops during World War One.

National Donut Day started as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army to honor the Salvation Army Donut Ladies who helped feed the troops stationed in France. At that time 250 women helped cook up donuts for the soldiers starting in 1917. Two of the volunteers(both Hoosiers), Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance, created a method of frying the donuts in soldiers’ helmets. The legend has it that these two used a wine bottle as a rolling pin.

I salute these two women and their dedication to the delicacy of donuts.

If you have been following this page this week you have learned about my love of donuts.  I HEART DONUTS.

Rumor has it that I might be dressing up as a donut  and handing out donut for Donut Day.

This is the final installment to celebrate National Donut Day. Thank you for reading.

Yes, I Cook

Yes, I can cook. That’s not fire, it’s steam.
My wife actually thought she’d have a better chance seeing a unicorn in Dow town Chicago than seeing me cook something.
Tonight’s Lesson: Don’t ask your wife if she likes her chicken like her steak, medium rare. Turns out, if it’s pink in the middle, you’ll get some sort of chicken disease.
This meal has three of my favorite food groups. Chicken, mushrooms, and Alfredo. Now, you can’t beat that!

What are you having for dinner?

Have a great week end!