I tried to give a shit about holiday-themed food today but let's face it; this ain't no Thanksgiving. I didn't want to buy a vegan hot dog just because it's the 4th of July and that's what you do and then have to eat the rest of the pack... I didn't want to worry about, "to buy buns or not to buy buns?" I didn't really want to think about anything today but I also didn't want to feel left out of the All-American foodstuffs, so I picked up a ready-made meal from Whole Foods of a black-bean burger and sweet potato fries. That says USA, right?
Burger with mustard and ketchup, over steamed collard greens. Sweet potato fries on the side. I probably shouldn't have bothered. The burger was not bad, if a little dry but the sweet potato fries were pretty gross. They were mushy and didn't taste spiced at all - in fact, they actually kind of tasted like they had gone bad. I covered them in mustard too and tried to forget about the lackluster meal by eating a lot of clafoutis.
Basically, this is my United States of Whatever. So, who tried harder and succeeded today??!