S&C contributor and Pompey Politics Podcast host Ian Morris shares his experience of the lockdown, as someone with diabetes. It’s Day 39 and Ian is overtaken by a constant craving.
Thursday 23rd April, Day 39 of 89
Calm down now, I am talking comestibles.
Before now, I would never have believed in a clinical need for a McDonald’s Breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, I recognise that they are a way from receiving their first Michelin star, and they have the corporate ethics of a weasel, but there is something so wrong, but so right about their food.
I don’t partake in it that often, maybe once a month. But now, because I know I can’t, it’s become a burning ambition.
If you are not familiar with the McDonald’s Breakfast Menu, let me give you the inside track for when they return. Avoid anything bacon related: their bacon is sallow and wrong, it is sort of streaky, but also the thickness of tracing paper and with about as much flavour. What you need to focus on is the sausage patty: a seasoned pork delight. There are two bread-related options: the muffin or the bagel. The McMuffin® is the more high profile cousin and the one you may be more aware of, but the sausage and egg bagel is the choice of champions. Don’t get me wrong, the sausage and egg McMuffin® is a thing of beauty, but the bagel is king.
My top tip: do not be tempted to go double sausage. It may seem like the obvious choice, but your STER will be all wrong. That is, your Sausage To Egg Ratio (obviously).
So that’s it! And finally, go meal deal, because who doesn’t like a deep-fried potato hash brown? The coffee is good, treat yourself to an OJ to healthy everything up, and you are in breakfast filth heaven.
The time will come again people. Stay strong.
Editor’s Note: You can make your own Sausage and Egg McMuffin®, thanks to McDonald’s, which released its recipe for fans just like Ian a few weeks ago!
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