A Trip to McD’s

The Ranting Wife went to graduate school at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and after graduating, she worked there for two years, so as a result, we were Oxfordites for the entire period.

Oxford is a university town through and through and in a small, rural community. When we were down there, the only department store within 20 miles was a very sad and poorly taken care of K-Mart. So when news broke that Wal-Mart was coming to town, there was a universal cry of rejoicing from the community. Now I know some of you decry Wal-Mart for their size or business practices, but we couldn’t wait to go in. In fact, when they opened, it became the main source of entertainment for the townies (“Hey, let’s go to Wal-Mart”). Like any new thing, the shine quickly wore off and it became merely a useful place to shop.

The Wal-Mart was built in the lot adjacent to the town’s only McDonald’s. Inside, on the side of the Wal-Mart closest to the McD’s, was another McDonald’s. It became well-known that those two McDonald’s were the closest two in the country. (And I have not found anything that indicated any two other McDonald’s have ever been closer). Several years later, the McDonald’s in the Wal-Mart went out and became a Subway.

The farthest distance between two McDonald’s is also very interesting. In 2009, a study was conducted and found that the farthest distance between two McDs in the contiguous United States (“the lower 48”), is 107 miles (between Meadow and Glad Valley – both in South Dakota). The researcher created an interesting map that shows all locations. Check it out here.

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While McD’s has salads, they are rather sad compared to this great dish.

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So easy to make. Really just assemble and eat.

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Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 25 min


1/3 cup(s) red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh dill or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
6 cup(s) chopped romaine lettuce
2 1/2 cup(s) (about 12 ounces) chopped cooked chicken (see Tips & Techniques)
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 cup(s) finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup(s) sliced ripe black olives
1/2 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese


1. Whisk vinegar, oil, dill (or oregano), garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, and feta; toss to coat.
Carb Servings: 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat. Carbohydrate Servings: 1. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (140% daily value), Vitamin C (45% dv), Folate (31% dv), Potassium (19% dv), Calcium (15% dv).

Nutritional Info: Calories 343
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 89mg
Sodium 618mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Protein 31g

Source: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/chopped-greek-salad-chicken-recipe-6889

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Categories: Cheese3, Chicken2, Greek, Lunch3, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable4

Author:The Ranting Chef

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