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10.07.2011

TEXAS TOAST

I am not necessarily a bread head, as those who crave and deeply love bread can be referred to. I have a bit of a wheat intolerance.  So bread, if eaten too often or in too large of quantities, does me not well.  My great grandmother made homemade bread when I was a kid.  Ah, I can still smell it coming from the oven in her summer kitchen.  She would slice it warm, spread it with butter and slather it with her seedless raspberry jam.  We would consume it like vultures to a dead critter.  Wait a second, I was salivating down my chin as I could almost taste the buttery, doughy, raspberry goodness!!   I have been giggling lately regarding Dairy Queen's commercials for some sort of meal deal with, as they say, TEXAS TOAST.  Now really I don't want toast with my lunch or dinner.  That is unless I am eating breakfast foods for lunch or dinner like say an omelet, bacon & eggs, or some sort of eggilicious quiche or bacon casserole.  I lived briefly in Texas.  I get the reference to TEXAS.  Everything is bigger there....  especially the sky.  Its expanse is ginormous and seems to leave  little room for the earth below it.  I googled the words "texas toast" and conferred with my source of knowledge for things weird and obscure - WIKIPEDIA:

Texas toast is a type of packaged bread (not sold toasted as the name implies) which is pre-sliced at double the typical thickness of most pre-sliced breads. Popular in Texas and the states surrounding it, Texas toast is generally served toasted as a side with southern-style dishes such as chicken fried steak, fried catfish,[3] or BBQ[4][5]. Texas Toast can also be used when making toasted sandwiches.  The actual toast itself is made by putting butter or margarine on both sides of the bread and broiling it until lightly golden brown.  Texas toast may have been first created in 1941 at the Pig Stand in Beaumont, Texas, after a bakery order for thicker slices of bread resulted in slices too thick for the toaster and a cook who suggested buttering and grilling them as a remedy.[7]

Whether that is true or not I don't know.  If a normal piece of bread brushed on both sides with butter isn't bad enough, we need double the size:).  Texas Toast seems strange on many levels...a state name in front of a food item.  A bit possessive don't you think!  What do you think about Kansas cupcakes?  Or Wyoming waffles?   I ate a piece of wheatless gluten free bread today.   If you think of a state that wants to possess that tasteless drool let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Used to love to go to DQ and eat the chicken strip basket in which Texas Toast was toasted and slathered with butter and placed along side the deep fried chix strips and french fries....oohhhh yeah....it was delich!! It also came with some gravy, mmmmmm. Then ONE DAY I was made aware of the fat grams that lil ole basket a goodness was and have never tasted it's wonderful cellulite in a basket again ::sigh::

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