Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Last Meal?

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. ;)


  1. I love that you went to the alcohol first. :)

    Back porch BBQ with friends is the best.

  2. The company is always more important than the food, but it's still nice when you can enjoy them both! I also like eating outdoors when the weather permits. Julie

  3. Hello,

    It is interesting to read the last meal you will be eating. Most of us have not really thought about the last meal because we don't really know what will be our condition or circumstance in which we will have to eat our last meal. Whatever will be our last meal if we can have good friends and family with us to share the last meal would be fabulous.

    Wish you all the best,

  4. The G&T, of course, is essential. The food, though, would have to be of the comfort kind, like homemade macaroni and cheese, all bubbly on the sides and crusty and brown on top.

  5. Man this makes me hungry lol :)

  6. Interesting! As someone who has intolerances to so many foods, I would be sure that my last meal was full of all those things I don't normally eat ... plus several bottles of merlot!!

  7. It's not about the food, it's about the company. Nice.

    Haunting you from Theresa's blog.

  8. Gin and Tonics are prefect on a summer night.
    I'd want a trout sandwich from The Beach Club on Madeline Island. I pretty much think about this sandwich all the time.

  9. Mostly definitely a drink... or 3. :) But if I knew it was my last meal I don't think I could eat, so your company and location spin sounds like the real key to the question. :)

    Say Hi to Clancy!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  10. Hehehe sounds like you have some strict priorities.

    I'm not sure what I'd eat either. I'd probably forgo eating altogether and write faster. ;-)

  11. @LG, ha ha, I have my priorities in order.

    @Julie, I agree, I think I enjoy eating outside in the summer because there is such a short window of time where the weather cooperates.

    @Joseph, thank you, I agree, it's not something I've ever thought about before. Best wishes to you as well!

    @Trish, ooh, I love mac & cheese, and that sounds yummy. You've made me hungry for it now LOL.

    @Reina, LOL, me too!

    @CaroSCAT, oh, that's a good plan! And the merlot is an excellent choice LOL.

    @Liz, oh, thanks for haunting, great to meet you!

    @Carrie, oh, that sandwich sounds yummy!

    @Jules, yeah, that's a good point, I'm sure I couldn't eat either. I think I could probably still drink the gin though LOL.

    @Misha, LOL, good point about the writing. Maybe I should pretend I know today is my last so I will get busy on the writing!

  12. I agree, the company is the most essential part. I would be unable to decide, there are so many yummy things.

  13. For my "last" meal, I would select Olive Garden, with my entire family, and because they are promoting endless refills now, the meal and fellowship would never end! (While I tried to be humorous here, this writing prompt did make me do some thinking!)

  14. @Mary, yeah, I couldn't decide at all really, except for the drink LOL.

    @Richard, oh, that's funny about the refills LOL, good plan! I love Olive Garden bread sticks so I could eat those forever, no doubt. :D


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