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03 Dezember 2005

well, cheese-WHIZ!

I have to share a Most Interesting Pennsylvania tidbit: last night I had cheese fries for the first time in my life.

I know, you're thinking, "she has tried cuisiines the globe over, she's eaten weird stuff...what's the big deal?" The big deal is I have admitedly shied away from this commonplace Penna. snack item for fear that things with this much orange runny stuff...:
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Or perhaps my hestiation stems from the fact that they are not an item I grew up seeing on menus or seeing anyone else eat, let alone SAY. An "East Coast Thing" if you will. Or, in my preferred fancy-schmance terms, not part of my cultural lexicon. Shouts out to socially constructed realities! Then again, maybe that time I heard that wonderful Report of What Velveeta Is Really Made Of inadvertently steered me from fake cheeese in general.

But, hark! Pennsylvanians and cheese fry fans: I stand enlightened. Cheese fries are darn tasty! Fresh, crispy, lightly salted frites and smooth, hot Cheese Whiz, what is not to love? Paired with a green salad, the potatoes might even count as a food group. No, no, I will NOT start to justify cheese fries as a new part of my diet, I will not start to justify....

So that's all for today. I bet all it will take is my first batch of Bad Cheesefries to steer me back. For now, back to work, etc. And hey, at least cheese fries are no poutine (photo small so you don't totally gross out, eh?):
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Talk about 'maple grief"! (The Daily Show, 2005, in reference to recent no-confidence vote in Canadian parliament, calling for January '06 elections...wait, you DO know what's going on in Canada, no?)

Your comments:


At 04 Dezember, 2005 16:30, Anonymous Anonym said...

Vive la poutine! Cindy

At 04 Dezember, 2005 20:19, Blogger Joschka said...

Frau H...while you mentioned the quality of said fries, you failed to mention both the quantity and the context. Therefore I shall enlighted your readers:

Quantity: 2 lbs. (well...shared among four, so half-a-pound each)

Context: G & T's at chums, resulting in famous last words: "It's only 1 am! Let's close this place!" and "Hey, it's 2:30 am, let's head to the diner."

At 04 Dezember, 2005 22:37, Blogger Lisaopolis said...

Damn! Folied again! I was trying to downplay the debauchery. Mwhwhahaha.

I know that ONE order was just not enough to satiate my newly found late night snack food taste but when you put it as 'half a pound each', that's almost as bad as seeing your former students toasted at The Diner at 3AM....

Ah, life in the Borough. In between sitting at the computer there are times to be had, lol.

At 05 Dezember, 2005 15:29, Blogger stefanierj said...

Since we're in dairy country anyway, may I recommend the cheezfriez with a side of sour cream? Remember: if it doesn't make you want to throw up just a little bit, it's probably not all that good.

At 05 Dezember, 2005 16:20, Blogger The Wendy Lady said...

If I may, I'll be stealing that last comment & adopting it as my new guiding motto in life!

At 05 Dezember, 2005 16:26, Blogger Lisaopolis said...

stefrj, LOVE the comment, that's fatty foods and seminar papers all the way! Stickies 'n Bacon, baby!;) (which might I say, is a darn fine sweet 'n sour combo...!)

At 06 Dezember, 2005 20:05, Anonymous Anonym said...

i guess fake cheez can do in a pinch, but i recommend the real thing!

At 06 Dezember, 2005 22:13, Blogger Lisaopolis said...

ah, but does real cheese melt so smoothly, so plastic-like, so ORANGE? ;)


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