Kitchen Still Closed…

by Cate on November 8, 2005

Still sink-less and dishwasher-less today, but finally found a plumber who wants to work (imagine that!) and will come tomorrow to hook everything up and get me back in business. I must’ve called a dozen plumbers and left countless messages. I guess everyone is independently wealthy. I miss being able to use my kitchen. Yes, technically, I could still use it, running to the bathtub when I need to rinse something or dump something out, but it’s too frustrating that way. But if all goes well, I’ll be back in the kitchen tomorrow, baking the belated office treats for my office and The Neighbor’s.

I’ve been honored by Mac’s Picks of the Week by being chosen as one of the web sites they’re spotlighting this week. Here’s what he said about me:

There are so many blogs on almost any subject you can think of, but I personally enjoy blogs that deal with life in the home. Those that have the occasional recipe or gardening hint also have a special place in my blog reading. Thus the Sweetnicks blog, written by someone who does both, is a lovely one to read. Have a look and see if it is of interest to you as well.

Not too shabby. Once I figure out how to post the “award” in my sidebar, I will. Thanks, Mac!

For anyone outside of the Tri-State area who reads my blog, I need your help. Do you have a local McDonalds? If so, please take a picture of their menu board or some featured items (particularly ones you think might not be available elsewhere) and send it to me via e-mail (as a jpeg). I’m working on a future event and thought this would be something fun. One of our employees is a recent college graduate and returned from some exciting trips to India, Cambodia and Thailand. He’s actually worked with us off and on since he was in high school and is a big help in the office, especially to me since things are kinda hectic there now. Anyways, he has gorgeous photographs from all of his trips (he’s done 11 countries in the past 4 years), each in its own album. I happened to be going through the India album the other day and spotted a picture of a menu board from a McDonalds he visited, and it was really interesting to see the differences in what they offer there versus here. Being a worldwide chain, you kind of just assume that they all carry the same basic items. Of course I know they don’t, just not to what extent. In fact, even the McDonalds in Massachusetts, just a few hours away, have things we don’t have here (lobster rolls!). So, take a picture of your local McDonalds menu board and send it in. Feel free to highlight your favorite items, or point out unique selections. If you have a blog, include a link to your blog so I can include that in the round-up. I’ll post a McDonalds Around the World Round-Up at the end of the month. Can’t wait to see what you all send me!

Until tomorrow…

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Kalyn November 8, 2005 at 1:15 am

I don’t have a photo, but I know that in Hong Kong I had a hamburger with a fried egg in it. I think they called it a Shogun burger.


Stephanie November 8, 2005 at 5:04 am

You know, Matt has pictures of a McD’s from his trip to India, too!

Of course, they don’t serve beef there…


Catesa November 8, 2005 at 2:17 pm

we have a few items that i dont think are available anywhere else. like the McKroket… its kroketten burger (burger with croquette i think it is in English?) very interesting, tried it once but its not worth the money to have again in terms of flavour. Itll be interesting to see what sorts of things pop up from around the world


golliwog November 9, 2005 at 11:59 am

hi Sweetnics,

Been reading your blog for a while now.. i find it lots of fun!

believe it or not, my diary from a backpacking trip 4 yrs back across europe, has entries on McD’s from different countries. Being a vegetarian, i often survived on their breakfasts and fries to get me thru the day.

I’d like to put the McDonalds notes on to my blog. Hope I may send a link of that to you for your event-or-whatever. My dept presently is five mins from a student McD outlet, so i’ll get a picture also.

I am truly amazed at all your bright ideas!!!

have fun…


Cate November 11, 2005 at 5:13 am

Kalyn – Fatburger actually makes a hamburger with fried egg on it too – delicious!

Stephanie – dig out those pictures!

Catesa – thanks for the info. I’ll definitely add the notes to the round-up.

Golli – thanks for visiting and delurking. Absolutely – send me your link, notes, pictures, whatever you’ve got, and I’ll include it.


SaltShaker November 18, 2005 at 1:58 pm

Sent you off some pics of local McD’s here in Buenos Aires. Hope they came through allright. For me, the kosher one is the most interesting, supposedly one of only 3 in the world!

Kosher McDonald’s


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