Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pregnancy Cravings: In-N-Out and Milkshakes

In-N-Out Burger Neapolitan Milkshake from the Secret Menu

Well, you may have noticed that we haven't been posting as much on the blog lately and we have to confess it's because...we're pregnant! And I've been pretty tired, so less baking and posting than I would like. But now, that we're out, this does open up the topic of pregnancy and food. And have I had cravings!

This week, the two cravings that I wanted to talk about were for milkshakes and for burgers. If you haven't been to an In-N-Out, they are a fresher version of fast food- nothing frozen, all made in plain sight. And they have a secret menu. That link tells you a few secret ways to have your burger like the well-known "animal style" but there's more like "well done" french fries (fried longer so they are crispier) and a neapolitan shake (see photo above).

Art meets milkshake

I'd never had a shake at In-N-Out. It wasn't nearly as good as a hand-scooped shake at Val's in Hayward, but the swirls of color were fun.

And my burger, well I always get the same thing: a cheeseburger with mustard, lettuce and pickles only. And it just hit the spot. Note: after fulfilling this craving for the burger and shake, I felt the baby kick for the very first time. Apparently, he likes In-N-Out too!

I've been having other milkshakes and malts judiciously...but we still need to go to Val's again to have the handscooped banana shake.

Have you been to In-N-Out? What's your favorite way to order?

Any milkshake recipes that I should try?