Being a resident of south Louisiana, I sadly live in a world deprived of one of my favorite fast-food treats, the White Castle Slider. While I was on my job interview a few days ago I was delighted to discover that right next door to the hotel I was staying at there was a shiny brand-new White Castle. I felt like I had stumbled into the realm of a lost but much more advanced civilization, that just happens to make small hamburgers. This must have been like what Howard Carter felt when he found Tutankhamen's tomb. As soon as I checked in I hot-footed it over and ordered a sack of sliders, and no fries, since they are just empty filler. I managed 8 before I had to stop and they were exquisite.
My only regret was that I couldn’t share the experience with Ann. She's an even larger White Castle fanatic than I am. In fact those little sliders rank among her most favorite things ever. The thought of her missing out on something she loved led me to explore several ideas after my interview on how to transport a bunch of sliders back to Baton Rouge. Sadly, none were workable. Almost every idea I could think of ended with botulism and a emergency trip back to MDA.
However, I did hit on a plan, which I put into action yesterday. While I couldn’t bring Ann to the sliders or the sliders to Ann, I could make my own for her. And after a quick trip to Wal-mart and a little research on White Castle via Youtube, I had everything I needed to crank out two dozen of the tiny but tasty little burgers. I know they aren't the "real thing", but I love her so much I wanted to get as close as possible. Sadly the operation was too large for it to be a surprise, but Ann was over the moon about them. She gobbled 4 at dinner and another 2 for breakfast this morning. So I think she likes them.
Still no word about the results from the job interview. Never fear, if it doesn’t work out I have a couple of irons in the fire still.