February 12, 2009

The Last Meal

2/12/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , 8 comments
I've become such a Top Chef addict. I didn't get into the show until maybe season 3 or 4, but I'm a full-blown addict now. I watch and re-watch episodes, read judge and contestant blogs, and occasionally pretend I have a decent palate and try to talk the talk of chefs (I'm more a baker). Last night was a great episode (and not just because my Crazy Carla made it to the final 4). This week had an interesting challenge, which was the cheftestants having to cook for some bigwigs in the culinary world. The twist? Each cheftestant was to cook the person's dream "last meal." At first, I thought it was kind of morbid and odd- I mean, who likes to think about dying and planning their last days on earth? But it really sparked conversation between the family. I didn't think I had a true favorite meal, something that could be the perfect ending to a hopefully long life (or, 72 years according to the Ouija board years ago). After much discussion, I decided I knew what my final meal would be.

My last, amazing meal would be the most delicious barbeque meal ever. I'd have a full rack of tender, juicy St. Louis ribs. For sides I'm carbo-loading with mashed red-garlic potatoes, dirty rice, a crisp corn on the cob, and a big slice of cornbread. I'd stuff my face with this amazing food and then try to save room for a huge slice of carrot cake (my recipe, of course). And I figured a nice tropical mixed drink would be good too- like a Mai Tai or this amazing drink I had in Florida called a "Cruzan Cheesecake."


After a meal like that, I think I could die happy and full. So, besides the morbid factor of pondering death, what would your last meal be?

8 comments:

Peter V said...

I'm not sure, probably a country fried steak with every delicious side dish ever. But regardless of the entree, I do know it would take me about 35 years to finish the meal.

Nina Coderre said...

Ummm hello, didn't you get your dying meal at Famous Dave's when we went there?!?

melmel said...

Indeed you got me. That meal was heavenly (though I bet if the Neelys made it, it would be even better)

Derrick said...

Am I allowed to be semi-vulgar and perverted in the comments section?

melmel said...

NO

Derrick said...

Well, then. My last meal would be a Mexican combo platter from Rio, with an emphasis on tacos.

Arizonagal said...

Yo MelMel, I am also a Top Chef Junkie and Carla is my all time favorite! I also like Fabio. The other two remaining cute bald guys are okay too. I thought Leah made it way further than she deserved to, but a lot of it is luck. Just stopped by to check out your blog. Be seeing ya over at the PVP!

melmel said...

Welcome Arizonagal! Glad to have a PVPer stop by! :) I've been routing for Crazy Carla since episode 1 and really hope she makes it to the final finals. She's brought some much needed personality to the bunch, and her cooking sounds divine!