Saturday, May 3, 2008

What if your next meal was also your last?

What would you request for your last meal?

I read Dead Man Eating regularly and find the entries to be oddly and gruesomely fascinating, very much akin to the books and sites I read about medical anomalies. Reading what people about to be put to death ask to eat before they depart from this world is a little unsettling and sad. I can't seem to stop myself from peeking, though!

I checked it today to see if there was a new entry. Alas, there isn't. But each time I look at that site, I wonder what I'd order for my last meal. Oh my, what a tough choice that would be!

Diabetes be damned! Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn on the cob with chocolate cream pie for dessert?

Porterhouse steak, 2 inches thick and barely cooked, with a sour cream, cheese, and green onion topped baked potato, and pineapple lemon cheesecake?

Crispy turkey bacon, eggs scrambled with cheese and bell pepper, and grits?

I might ask for my granny's apple cake, the aforementioned cheesecake, and a bag of fig newtons!

Honestly, I haven't a clue what I'd request.

What would you request for your last meal on this earth?

And would you actually be able to eat it? That's the real question.


WYA! said...

"Gruesomely fascinating" is a very apt description of that site. It is an interesting question though. Mostly carbs come to my mind for a last meal. My Mom's mac n cheese with hunks of sausage in it. Grandma made this killer stuff called pot pie which was basically huge squares of dough in a broth. I think I would have to have a dessert buffet- chewy brownies, cherry cobbler, and the kind of apple pie with the crumble topping of cinammon, sugar, and butter. Oh, and a perfect piece of dark chocolate to finish. Thanks, by the way, for adding us to your link list!

CookinsForMe said...

Thanks for the comment, WYA! Your proposed last meal sounds great to me. Carbs, carbs, and more carbs! I love chewy brownies, dense and sweet. Okay, enough of that! ;)