February 4 11

You guys, it’s like McDonald’s is listening in on my dreams. It’s all very Inception-like, really, only there’s no Leonardo di Caprio. (Well, except for that one time. Ahem.)

Seriously, though, I miss living in the south. I miss being around my parents and my siblings and my nieces. I miss the nice weather. And I REALLY miss the biscuits. There are certain edible delicacies that really don’t translate north of the border, or north of the Mason-Dixon line, even. Canadians don’t drink sweet tea. Canadians don’t eat black-eyed peas. Canadians don’t eat chicken and waffles. Canadians don’t eat grits. Canadians don’t eat pimento cheese.

And Canadians certainly don’t eat biscuits.

But McDonald’s knows how ridiculously awesome biscuits are and they want all Canadians to see what all the fuss is about. They are unveiling their first significant addition to the breakfast menu since 2003…

And they want you to try it for free.

Yes, it’s true. On February 9th and 10th, at participating McDonald’s restaurants in Canada, you can enjoy any Buttermilk Biscuit breakfast sandwich FREE – no strings attached!

And you can enjoy your favourite McDonald’s breakfast sandwich on a biscuit a variety of ways:

  • Sausage, Egg and Processed Cheese Biscuit
  • Bacon, Egg and Processed Cheese Biscuit
  • Sausage Biscuit
  • On its own with strawberry jam

And because McDonald’s is feeling EXTRA generous this week, they want to give one of you lucky CANADIAN readers a $50 gift card too! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite southern food is.

EASY, no?

And for an extra entry, tweet this:

I want to win $50 from @McD_Canada and @alimartell: http://tinyurl.com/4gxxy3g

Good luck!

Contest ends February 11th. Winner will be chosen randomly.

Rating: ★★★★★

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  1. The first thing we do when we arrive on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for our annual family vacation is head to the local grocery store for a takeout order of Piggly Wiggly fried chicken. It’s fried heaven in a bucket!

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    Comment by Jennifer on February 4, 2011
  2. Oh! Just ONE favorite??

    Collard greens. Made with ham. And black beans and rice. And fried chicken. CORNBREAD! And peach cobbler. Washed down with gallons of ice tea.
    (My mother was from Kentucky.)

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    Comment by daysgoby on February 4, 2011
  3. Y’all have seriously not had biscuits in Canada @McDonald’s before?? That is so funny! Biscuits have been in my life since birth!
    Daysgoby: My mom is from Kentucky too!

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    Comment by LibraryGirl62 on February 4, 2011
  4. once upon a time i was seeing a guy who lived in New Orleans. His mom once made me crawfish etoufee (sp?) which was amazing. also liked the shrimp po boy.

    these days, the furthest south i get is fargo, nd, so that doesn’t really count.

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    Comment by chrissie on February 4, 2011
  5. I’m not Canadian but I love the Sausage Biscuit with Egg & Cheese. It is yummy MickyD’s goodness.

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    Comment by M&Co. on February 4, 2011
  6. Well, biscuits, of course! Can’t get enough of them.

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    Comment by Alyssa on February 5, 2011
  7. Sunny’s BBQ!! Canadians don’t know how to do BBQ either. Every time we visit Atlanta we stuff ourselves with BBQ. Oh, mexican too! Love good mexican

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    Comment by Dawn on February 5, 2011
  8. Cornbread, hands down. It is so yummy!

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    Comment by Shan on February 5, 2011
  9. Sadly, I don’t know that I’ve had much southern food … although my sister in law does sometimes make corn bread, does that count?

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    Comment by Jessica on February 5, 2011
  10. mmmm biscuits. I make biscuits all the time and I live in Canada. However, my parents are American, and I have duel citizenship, so I guess that’s why. :D

    I love Chicken Fried Steak. And also, perhaps even more Biscuits and Gravy. Mmmmmmmm. And my thoroughly Canadian husband is obsessed with biscuits and gravy as well. Bring on the Jimmy Dean sausage. Why oh why does Canada not sell Jimmy Dean sausage? It breaks my heart.

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    Comment by Katie on February 5, 2011
  11. I am Canadian but definitely have to agree with you! The first thing we do when we get to Virginia Beach to visit my brother is order real fried chicken with biscuits. Oh and I love the sweet tea!

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    Comment by Sueellen on February 5, 2011
  12. You know, I haven’t been south of New York in the states since I was 11. But I do love me some fried chicken! And if we go further south, my absolute fav is called milk cake or tres leches! Oh my gravy – it’s so delicious!!

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    Comment by Lucy G on February 5, 2011
  13. I LOVE biscuits!!! Can’t wait to try the new breakfast sandwich at McDonalds the day after my birthday! Yay!!!

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    Comment by Dina on February 6, 2011
  14. I’d have to say fried chicken.

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    Comment by Sharon on February 7, 2011
  15. I love gumbo and of course biscuits!!!

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    Comment by Laura on February 7, 2011
  16. As a Southerner who has been living in canada for 3 years these are the things I miss most:
    Mt. Dew with Caffeine
    Barbeque (and I don’t mean what they call grills up here)
    McDonald’s breakfast biscuits–which are the perfect hangover cure
    Fried Chicken

    Now if we could only get a bojangles up here.

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    Comment by Jonathan W on February 8, 2011
  17. anything spicy and fried! cornbread too…btw, I do eat black eyed peas – it’s a Greek thing too, my parents boil them with dandelion leaves & then mix with lemon & olive oil

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    Comment by Maria on February 9, 2011
  18. Biscuits

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    Comment by Teresa Kelley on February 10, 2011
  19. We Canadians just have no good taste in food. I’d love to spend some time in the Southern US and taste some real food!

    I’d have to agree with previous comments and say anything fried. YUM.

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    Comment by Mrs. Wilson on February 10, 2011
  20. Biscuits!! I love McDonald’s breakfast!

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    Comment by Kathy on February 11, 2011
  21. Southern food? Maybe barbeque? I haven’t had much southern food but I think that would be it.

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    Comment by Alison on February 11, 2011
  22. Nothing beats southren BBQ! Or real friend chicken!

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    Comment by Ashley on February 11, 2011
  23. aren’t biscuits just tea biscuits? you can get those at Timmy’s… and they’re a staple down east (with molasses, but I know that’s an acquired taste!)

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    Comment by suze on February 16, 2011
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