vynsane wrote:um... "decent meal"? "mcdonald's"? did i miss something? i don't think you can call any combination of anything mcdonald's sells a "decent meal".
The three pound angus burger that they have can qualify. It tastes like more of a real burger than the little hockey puck cheeseburgers that they have.
i have to assume you meant three-quarter pound. otherwise that burger would be, like, $20 based on McD's scale.
i guess it boils down to your definition of "decent meal". okay, so they have one burger that tastes like a real burger (as opposed to the rest of their fare, which, while it tastes GOOD, can't really be described as tasting like real burgers - they taste like mcdonald's "sandwiches") but i'm not certain that that alone will a "decent meal" make.
"decent meal" to me means something akin to a few pieces of steak or chicken or something, with potatoes or rice, and one or two vegetables... but i'm just spoiled because we get our stuff all-organic straight from the farms that produce them. so i guess my threshold for the use of the term "decent meal" has significantly gone up recently. also, a large part, though not totally exclusive, is home-cooked. home-cooking goes a long way toward meeting the "decent meal" threshold, though like i said, exceptions can be made for a really good restaurant or something. i've had more decent meals at home than i've had out, though. that is not to say i can't enjoy junk food like McD's or taco bell or whatever, but i can't even begin to consider any of it a "decent meal". while you can get a filling
meal (and overly-filling, as you can easily eat up to and beyond your daily allowance of calories in one sitting at any one of those places...) to me it's tantamount to eating candy bars or ice cream or movie popcorn & soda for lunch (which i have also done, let's not be dishonest... i'm not a "decent meal saint" - you saw my list of favorite fast food burgers...) all that basically comes down to a whole lotta calories and no nutrients, practically the antithesis of a "decent meal". i see all junk food, including fast food, as an indulgence and nothing more: to be relegated to no more than a "once-in-a-while" thing.