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6/16/2017

Last Meal? What Takes Forever to Cook #MFRWauthor

Saw the topic and a line from the television series, Air America, just leaped from the pen, "Peking Duck." Now that might seem to be a strange choice for a meat and potatoes kind of gal, so I'll give you the background. After being captured by South American revolutionaries, Lorenzo Lamas, aka Rio Garnett, and his co-pilot/friend were offered a last meal before their execution by firing squad. The friend said, "Peking Duck." After their captors went away, Lamas inquired why. The buddy explained it takes 3 days to make, I was trying to buy time."

Besides lots of time for a meal to be prepared--and later, and even greater amount to eat it, here's a few items for a last meal.

First, the appetizers: shrimp cocktail and stuffed mushrooms.

Then there are several entrees. Filet mignon with sweet potato, loaded with cinnamon brown sugar, and freshly churned butter. A heaping side plate of lobster tail with drawn butter, and fried scallops. Hot dinner rolls, fresh out of the oven, with lots of butter to help things go down.

Where's the vegetables you asked? Not for this gal's final forging.

The final course took a little more thought. Going with the delay approach, rice pudding. For those with a lactose intolerance, that would guarantee at least 3 hours in the bathroom. On second thought, the captors might think it funny to hold off the toilet run. Note to self, no pudding, no ice cream. Boston cream pie, chocolate eclair, (no make that 2 eclairs, properly chilled) and a slice of death by chocolate cake. Notice the theme? Chocolate - my favorite food group.

I almost forget the drinks, which unlike James Bond's preference is not a shaken vodka martini or champagne. For the appetizers and main course, a large bottle of a white sangria built on a Pinot Grigio. The desert drink to complement the heaviness of the chocolate is my favorite steakhouse drink, a Wallaby Darned. It is described as a “Down under frozen wonder with peaches, DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps, champagne, Smirnoff Vodka and secret mixers.”And to add more time, it has to be prepared in the land down under. A slow boat ride to Australia should provide enough time to come up with a jail break -- or a tall, dark, and handsome rescuer.

The final item of the final meal --top shelf whiskey to toast things left undone. 



Well, there's my list. Check out the other authors in the challenge to see theirs. Until next time. Helen




 

~till next time, Helen


14 comments:

  1. Great list! I love the idea of buying time :) I'm kicking myself for leaving fresh, hot rolls with butter off my own list.

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    1. In the program, the captors didn't agree to the last meal, but the hero freed himself and his friend. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I also left off fresh dinner rolls! How the hell did I do that? I also forgot drinks. I'd finish with either a Mudslide or White Russian.

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    1. The days of fresh, homemade dinner rolls, even at holidays, has passed in favor of reheating store bought ones. Thought for a last meal the rolls would be a touch of luxury (don't have to worry about carbs or cholesterol) and a memory of happier times. Thanks for stopping by. And have a roll on me. :)

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  3. I like your list, Helen. Forgot about sweet potatoes which I love.

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    1. It was a toss up between baked russet with sour cream and chives or sweet potato. I chose sweet potato because even though I live in the south and have access to them all year around, I don't get them much because the rest of the family doesn't like them. Not even with marshmellows.

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  4. I'm having my last meal with you! Wow that is a great list and I laughed at the bathroom run. hahaha Nice. I eat my sweet potato the same way, so yummy like that.

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    1. Come on over. Companionship is one of the things that make for a great meal.

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  5. Great choices, Helen! I completely forgot the drinks also. We just discovered Zyr Vodka, and it's amazing!

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    1. I'll have to check out the vodka. thanks for the suggestion. I don't normally drink but for a last meal, why worry about a headache the next day. :)

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  6. I love the title of your post. It's perfect.

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  7. Funny and delicious! I selected a good red wine for my last meal, but your post reminded me how much I would adore one last glass of Hpnotic!

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  8. You're welcome to bring your own glass and join a few of us for a dinner. Just be sure to bring extra helpings so we can do a little browsing. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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