Friday, February 26, 2010

Tires & Beef

So at a routine oil change earlier this week my mechanic informed me that my front alignment was off and had worn my tires nearly to the rims...or whatever the mechanical term is for, "you need to replace these tires ASAP before you have a blow out." So he rotated the worn tires to the back of the car (better to have a blow out on a non-steering tire) and sent me of to Les Schwab.

I wasn't very happy at the prospect of spending lots of money on tires, but the image of my car spinning around in circles from a blown out tire on the freeway with my two girls in the back seat kicked my hiney into gear. (I realize this is unlikely to actually happen. I just have an over active imagination that likes to turn worst case scenarios into most likely scenarios.)

The bright side is that Les Schwab is now having their free beef thing now where you get free beef with your tires. When I heard the commercials I pictured Les Schwab's normally empty and pristine tire show case filled with freezers full of beautiful pot roasts, prime rib, and steaks. (My over active imagination also likes to imagine unrealistically good scenarios from time to time as well). Unfortunately "free beef" refers to beef jerky and summer sausage. I was quite disappointed (I had tentatively planned on rib eye steaks on Sunday).

Bart is away for the weekend, so last night I was watching TV and got a case of the munchies. I saw the box of "free beef" and figured I'd try the jerky. It was tasty, but I also noticed mustard in the package. The mustard intrigued me. Why mustard? Do people eat mustard with jerky and summer sausage? I had never heard of such a thing. Curious, I opened the mustard and dipped a piece of jerky into the mustard. I have to say, this mustard is the BEST mustard I have ever had. It's INCREADIBLE.

Suddenly my trip to the tire store was totally worth I just have to figure out where I can get the mustard by itself. I can't exactly afford tires every time I want more mustard. Does anyone know where I can get this stuff? I haven't been to the grocery store since I discovered it, so it may just be right there, front and center in the condiments isle, but if not and you know where I can get it, please, let me know.

P.S. Beef Jerky tastes pretty good with mustard.
P.P.S. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this...the mustard and jerky may be gone before Bart gets home. Without this post, he would never know they ever existed.
P.P.P.S. Do you have to refrigerate summer sausage after opening it, or is it like jerky?


Lori said...

I shall watch for the mustard in our stores. I am not sure what the heck summer sausage is. I will have to try beef jurkey and mustard sometime.

The Foulgers said...

You crack me up, your posts always bring a smile to my face! I'm dying to try that mustard, I'm a mustard lover! I'll keep my eyes open for it and let you know if I find it.