Friday, May 18, 2012

Firewater Friday - I can't quite put my finger on it . . .

I heard a news story that a customer at an Arby’s in Michigan bit into their sandwich and got more than roast beef in their bite.  In fact, they were gnawing on a pretty goodly sized chunk of a human finger.

An employee apparently cut her finger on a meat slicer and left her station without immediately telling anyone and her co-workers continued filling orders until they found out what had happened.  Her injury was so severe that she had to be treated at a local hospital.

As gross and disgusting as it is, it’s reasonable to expect that these kinds of accidents will happen.  And, of course they do.  However, it also realistic to assume that when accidents like this occur that management will be notified so that customers don’t end up eating pieces of the employees.

Apparently, these accidental dismemberments escape notice . . . a few years ago, a TGI Friday's customer in Indiana found part of a kitchen worker's finger on his hamburger. And the year before that a man enjoying a TCBY yogurt in North Carolina bit into what he thought was candy in his frozen yogurt only to discover the chewy bit was a piece of finger and not a gummy bear.

What’s scary is that of the pieces that are actually found how many slip by and into the digestive tracts of unsuspecting consumers. 

Just sayin’.

Strawberry Vanilla Mojitos
(2 Cocktails)

12 Large Fresh Strawberries
Small Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves
6 Oz Simple Syrup 
4 Oz Vanilla Rum
1 Lime
Club Soda

Simple Syrup:  even amounts of sugar and water, heated until the sugar melts, and cooled to room temperature.

Place strawberries in a blender along with the juice of ½ of lime.   Puree until mostly smooth.

For each drink: place a few mint leaves and an ounce of the simple syrup.  Muddle the ingredients together with the back of a spoon (or a muddler if you have one.) Fill the glass with ice.  Add 2 ounces simple syrup, 2 ounces rum, half of the strawberry puree and the juice of ¼ lime. Pour in enough club soda to fill the glass. Give the mixture a stir, and garnish with mint leaves.

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