This is NaBloPoMo writing prompt for today:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
If you knew that whatever you ate next would be your last meal, what would you want it to be?
My first thought when I read this prompt was that whatever the meal, I would want to have a perfectly made gin & tonic with it. Bombay Sapphire Gin, tonic water, lots of ice, and just the right amount of lime. I can taste it now just writing about it.
When it comes to the meal itself though, it's hard for me to think of a specific food. I think for me, it would be more about where the meal would be, and who else would be there.
I love eating outside on my sister's back deck on summer nights, enjoying good food while my dog Clancy runs around the yard and plays with the neighbor dogs. I also love sitting in my other sister's basement watching football and eating party food, my favorite autumn tradition.
For food, we could have something yummy on the grill, or take-out Chinese, or we could just fill up on snacks like chips and salsa. We could have pizza and beer while we cheer for our teams, or my favorite party munchies like taco pie or chicken dip.
When I think of the meals I enjoy the most, they are the meals when I am relaxed and content, and enjoying spending time with people I love. I'd want my last meal to be that kind of experience, whatever I had to eat. I know that's a little sappy, but it's the truth. The food itself doesn't really matter.
The gin & tonic, on the other hand, is essential. ;)