Fuelin' Roadie
Nutrition tips for the bands playing their hearts out one town to the next!

Does Creamed Corn and Potato Salad Count as Vegetables?

Any reason to head home to Texas is a good reason to me, but especially for a Texas Wedding!  Boots, beers, brats, brisket, and boot scootin’ on the dance floor!  I love every bit of it, even the Chicken Dance and the infamous Cotten-eye Joe! It always feels like a high school reunion–drama and all! 

BBQ is one of the foods I miss the most out here in California. It’s just not the same!  So, I always smile when I see the Texas Menu for weddings—nothing but BBQ!  I do however pause at my plate.  First to take in all the fabulous smells and then to question where my vegetables are hidden.  Ahh, that’s right…we consider corn and potatoes a “vegetable” down here.  Now, technically they are vegetables, but they are starchy vegetables; thus, not providing a lot of the same benefits of non-starchy vegetables. 

 The food was delicious and I enjoyed every bite, BUT I’d love to start seeing something more than flecks of bell peppers and jalapeños to account for quality vegetables.  It doesn’t have to be a tossed salad–broccoli and green beans are popular down here, too! Chris Dausin can whip up a mean brisket at Dirty’s Bar-B-Q in Seguin, Texas out off of 46.  If you get a chance to pop in sometime.  Beware–you’ll be inundated with Aggie memorabilia, and that is because Chris played football for them. I won’t hold that against him!  His food makes up for it!  All I request is for him to add a little color to the plate with vegetables (the non-starchy type) next time he caters a wedding. 

To all of you vegetable skeptics: vegetables can be tasty and complimentary to the brisket and beer–promise!  Especially since for many this is not just a special meal, it’s a weekly dinner!  The importance of coupling your plate of meat with a vegetable is even more important!  Looks good though, huh?  It was! And yes, I enjoyed every bite regardless of the absence of vegetables.

Congrats to Jim & Kristin and many blessings in the years to come!

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