Tag: food

100 Word Challenge: Eat

The U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving next week. NEXT. WEEK. I am not ready, not even close. There will only be my immediate family, so four of us, for dinner. It shouldn’t be too difficult to plan, purchase and prepare. Still, I thought I had at least another week. I need to bake homemade biscuits and a ...

Fresh bread

When he suggested we make our own bread, I thought he wanted to eat less processed food. I got a dough machine, stocked up on whole wheat flour, and yeast, even researched ways to cultivate sourdough starter. The first time I presented him with a fresh loaf, still warm from the oven, he looked at ...

100 Word Challenge: FOOD

When I was a kid, my parents, who were from the Old School of Obligatory Finishing of Meals, wouldn’t let my brother or me leave the table if food was still on our plate. Admonishments about poor children in faraway counties going hungry were often used to shame us into eating. I don’t remember if I ...

peeled green apples

100 Word Challenge: Dinner

Tomorrow, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the U.S. I’ve been cooking for the past couple of days. The menu includes the standard fare: turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (with crispy onions), gravy, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and two kinds of pie - pecan and apple. I’ll brew a pitcher of sweet iced tea and ...

display of fresh produce

Ooh that smell

If only high school science fair projects had been as much fun, Nora might not be in the predicament she found herself now. Maybe, she would have gone on to college, married a good man, found a good job, and be living the American dream - a two-story house in the suburbs, 1.13 children, a two-car garage, ...