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Meredith James: Land Lock, Club Sandwiches, & Why I Use Fresh Direct.


Thought it was apropos to wear my Miss Marc flats to the Meredith James Exhibit. In other news, one lazy Sunday morning, as I was flipping through the channels, I came upon The Pioneer Woman’s show on The Food Network. I always loved her food blog – for some crazy reason, every time I Google a recipe, hers is always at the top of the search results! She happened to be making club sandwiches that day on her show and I thought, “Do people really need a recipe for this?!” I mean, I get it – the mayo has pesto and her chips are home made but still, it’s a sandwich. That’s like if I had a cooking show and I shared my recipe for nachos. Do people really not know how to make nachos? Don’t answer that.

After the show (yes, I sat through the whole thing because I love watching people cook, or in this case, ASSEMBLE ingredients together), I rummaged through my fridge and realized that I had some sliced cheese, bacon, leftover baked chicken breast, and leftover lettuce, tomato, and bread from my Soft-Shell Crabs Sandwiches. I’m sure you don’t need the recipe so I’m sharing some food porn instead. Scroll below!






I don’t always make sandwiches… But when I do, they’re sky high and impossible to eat with any shred of dignity. Oh, also, that’s Sriracha mayo. So good. SO GOOD!

I use Fresh Direct to go grocery shopping. It’s so much easier than going to a nearby C-Town, Food Emporium, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods. I get crazy confused when I shop for food regardless of whether or not I have a shopping list.

For instance, if I have organic chicken breast on my list and went into Whole Foods to discover that organic ground beef is on sale, my whole list goes out the window. I mean, eating real food gets so pricey that I kind of take my discounts wherever I can! So then, I find myself scouring the internet for ground beef recipes and thus scavenging the entire produce section for my new ingredients. I get frustrated that my phone’s internet isn’t working as fast as I want it to because everyone’s pushing into me and my cart, they ran out of organic breadcrumbs, and now I find out that lamb chops are on sale also. In a panic, I grab everything I cold get my hands on because it’s Thursday night and this place is a zoo. Three hours later, I finally get home and open my grocery bags to realize that I just spent half my paycheck on 10 items and that I pretty much blacked out the entire time I was at Whole Foods. Grieving my wallet and its contents, this is when I crawl into a corner and weep my face off. It’s horrible.

So yes, for a crazy, type-A person like me, Fresh Direct is a god send.



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