It’s crazy the far reaches of reality TV competitions. I live in pretty much the middle-of-nowhere Michigan in a relatively small town, so I was ridiculously excited when Food Court Wars came to town. Did I go to any of the events? No. In fact, I didn’t even watch the episode until several months after it aired, but it’s still something fun. Food options are pretty limited around here, and this was pretty a much a guarantee we’d get something good — in fact, the winning restaurant (Chip-N-Wich) is delicious and features homemade potato chips on sandwiches. Now, I don’t eat in food courts very often but it’s nice to have a place that’s locally-ish owned, and something with a good vegetarian option. So good, in fact, that I just HAD to make it at home.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen that I was picking random things out of my yard and eating them last week. If you’re a normal human, you can just pick up some chives at the store, but whatever those yard treats were, they were delicious. Like a spicy, garlicky chive. I did some extensive Googling before I ate them and while I’m still not 100% sure what they are, my neighbors also said they grow in their landscaping and they’ve eaten them for years — I’m not suggesting you pick random weeds and start eating them 😉
While I’m just all over the place today, does anyone have a tasty recipe for homemade, baked potato chips? I tried to make homemade chips to put on these sandwiches and they just weren’t anything special. Half were crispy and pretty good, the other half were soggy and miserable. If you have a good recipe that doesn’t involve a mountain of oil, please send it my way! Meanwhile, I’ve been using store bought chips and it’s still phenomenal. I served my sandwiches on left over onion buns from last weekend (I let my friend throw her husband’s graduation party at my house), but they’d be delicious on any soft buns — whole wheat, gluten free, or whatever you happen to have on hand.