Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bite Me

From NaBloPoMo Writing Prompts, November 2, 2011:
“If you knew that whatever you ate next would be your last meal, what would you want it to be?”

We are a food family. Sitting down for a meal gets us talking about ingredients and cooking methods and past meals until long after the current meal has been consumed. So this prompt poses great difficulty. Are we talking a full, four to five course meal? Or a single plate/bowl meal? Gourmet or comfort food? Homemade or restaurant?

Let’s consider the options:

Single Bowl, Homemade, Comfort Food: My mom’s chicken curry casserole with green beans over sticky rice.

Single Plate, Homemade, Comfort Food: Mom’s meatloaf, Dad’s smashed cauliflower, roasted or grilled asparagus.

Courses Meal, Homemade, Gourmet: Cheese, Salami, and Artichoke Platter with a bright chardonnay; Dad’s Asparagus and Brie Soup; Dad’s Beef Short Ribs with a mild merlot; Mom’s Crème Brule with Caribou “Morning Blend” Coffee.

Single Plate, Restaurant, Comfort Food: Four Rivers BBQ in Winter Park/Winter Garden, Florida. Pulled pork, baked cheese grits, cinnamon apples, coleslaw.

Courses, Restaurant, Comfort Food: San Jose’s in Orlando, Florida. Chips with queso blanco and guacamole, chicken fajitas with flour tortillas, Mexican brownie with ice cream and keep the sangria coming.

Single Bowl, Restaurant, Gourmet: Roaring Fork in Austin, Texas. The biggest bowl of Verde Mac-n-Cheese available.

Courses, Restaurant, Gourmet: Take me to Victoria & Albert’s at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel. Put me in the chef’s hands, no seafood please, with wine pairings. I will die happy.

And don’t forget the malasadas from Leonard's Bakery or the ice cream mochi from Bubbies. Plzkthx.


  1. Ah, my list is very close to yours, although I would have to add Shoyu Chicken.

  2. As a matter of fact, my Single Plate, Homemade, Comfort Food would be Shoyu Chicken, Sticky Rice, Mac Salad, with Shoyu on top. Local girl-style. I really am interested in everything else you are blogging about, but food is a nice escape from my writing schedule, and since I'm not eating most of these things right now, writing about food is a nice second-best.

  3. Oooh, that does sound good. Well, except for the mac salad. Heh. Your shoyu chicken is the best!