Thursday, November 20, 2008

The economics of a craving

For some reason when I am pregnant, I lose my usual sweet tooth and want spicy/salty things. This time around I have been wanting buffalo wings everyday. It turns out there are several ways to satisfy such a craving:

Most expensive:
On a whim, walk into WingStop and order a combo with wings, the best fries in the world, a drink, and say yes when they ask you if you want ranch dressing. Then they will charge you for that tiny little cup of ranch. But oh so good.

Less expensive:
Go into Buffalo Wild Wings on 40 cent wings day (Tuesday) and cave in when they ask if you want their "Buffalo chips with cheese" (which are circle shaped fries with melted cheese). Get smart when they ask if you want ranch dressing. Use your own ranch at home.

Almost cheap:
Talk your family into going to Cici's Pizza so they can get whatever kind of pizza/pasta/salad they want. Eat about 6 or 7 pieces of their buffalo chicken pizza and dip into a cup of ranch from their salad bar.

Pretty cheap:
Order some chicken strips from McDonalds and ask for some extra containers of their buffalo sauce for dipping. Don't order fries, and go home and drink water.

Super cheap:
Drink from the left over containers of buffalo sauce from McDonalds - skip the chicken.

How much does it cost to make your own buffalo wings? Gross - are you kidding?? I don't touch raw chicken wings when I have morning sickness.

The good news:
Buffalo wings haven't sounded good in over a week!


Liss and MOMMY said...

Taco Bueno Party burrito. All 3 pregnancies. Unfortunately Joshua's pregnancy we weren't around Taco Bueno maybe that is why he looks whiter than the other two.

Erin said...

i laughed so hard when i read this out loud to Wes that I cried and had to read the "super cheap" line three times before he could understand me because I was laughing so hard.

Jen said...

Cody still says the nightly hot fudge sundae from Sonic when I was pregnant with Josie is responible for every ADD tendency.

Lael said...

Melissa - too funny. At least your craving was reasonably priced!

Erin - when I discovered the "super cheap" way to get that spicy buffalo taste was when Camille and I drove through Abilene...that Wednesday that we missed seeing you guys :) Happy belated birthday to Abby!

Jen - I would think that a Sonic treat has only made Josie more sweet. Tell Cody to stop blaming Sonic for anything (it is a sin, you know) and to please come to my house and make me some hushpuppies.