Ok guys and gals... Cheer up! It's Monday and you should be feverishly and joyously working away right now, but instead you are mulling around feeling peaked (that's peak-ed) and nauseous. Well, it sounds like you do indeed have a case of the Mondays. There are few ubiquitous cures for this malady, but you are in luck. I just so happen to know a surefire solution to this so solemn sickness...
The Meat and Three... (Pronounced Meet'n Thruhee)
Stop what you are doing right now and take an early lunch. If you are lucky enough to be within driving distance of one of these delightful dives, go! Do Not Delay!!
For my "not-so-southernly acquainted" friends, a "meat'n three" is a place that serves a variety of vegetables and meats "of the day" and you simply choose one of the meats and three of the veggies. It is simple and oh so tasty. If you happen to be on an early-January health kick, you could try the meat'n two... it's for sissies, but inherently comes with less calories.
Here are few of my favorite combinations:
1. Open faced roast beef sandwich with squash casserole, mac-n-cheese (yes, it's a veggie) and collard greens!
2. Chicken Casserole with fried okra, green beans, and spinach casserole!
And any true meat'n three meal would be incomplete without a good hot not too dry piece of cornbread and yes a glass (sometimes a mason jar) of REAL sweet tea... (none of that Dickey's crap!) If you're so inclined, you can top it off with one of the dessert selections of the day. My personal favorite is blackberry cobbler a-la-mode!
Tip #1: If you do not see the word "casserole" describing at least four of the daily menu items... go somewhere else!
Tip #2: If you don't like the selection today, take a look at the tattered poorly laminated menu (some of the fancy places actually have it under the acrylic table top), pick a day that has better selection and go back.
Tip #3: You should probably count on being useless for the rest of the day!
Don't hesitate, accellerate! Monday is leaving us and won't return until next week!