It's inevitable. Getting McDonald's for your kids is sometimes a sanity saver. Is their food the healthiest? Of course not. But I'm realistic and when I'm in control of what they eat there, it's not the end of the world.
And I'll be honest, a great excuse for my vice, my poison of choice, my dark mistress: Diet Coke. With extra ice of course. I think McDonald's must have some secret machine that mixes their sodas because the amount of carbonation is perfection.
A hot crispy French fry is much better than a cold soggy one. And eating on the go happens.
I rarely order Happy Meals for my kids, much to their dismay. 4 piece chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and small fries are only around $1 each in my city. A Happy Meal is a rip off for us because we don't usually order drinks for the kids. Or we order 1 large one which they share.
Which leaves us with boxes of nuggets, fries and they want ketchup.y sister in law taught me this trick, for which I am eternally grateful.
At the window ask for as many small bags as you have children. Tear off the top of each bag, leaving it around 6 inches tall. Or 5. You experiment.
You now have the perfect vessel for their food and the ketchup can be mostly contained. I usually split a fry between kids so this is perfect.
Try it next time. You'll thank me and il pass on your gratitude to my sister in law.