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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Vines (11/21/05)

TITLE: 11/22/05
By David Conrad
11/23/05


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11/22/05

“You know, you are invited to come eat with us Thursday if you aren’t going home.” She looked at me expectantly. I couldn’t say no…;
“Yes, and thank you very much.” I want so badly to go home for Thanksgiving, if for no other reason than to avoid someone else’s idea of good cooking. Its not as though I think they can’t cook; I really wouldn’t know. I’m just very leery of surprises. Invariably, there will be some traditional family dish, found nowhere else on earth,……..and with good reason. Some dish made with some exotic ingredient that I would never touch with a twenty foot pole………otherwise.
You can’t refuse them their ‘moment’. When people get new guests over for a first time holiday meal, all of the sudden all of the old recipes come out.
“You’ve got to try this…” or “You’ll love that…”. I’m thinking ; “how do you eat this…?” and “What on earth is THAT…?!” I’ve had these moments at church functions,…oh yes,…church. You walk through the line, and sometimes all you recognize is the meat and the bread, they generally are left unmolested. There are numerous other dishes on the table of various worrisome colors; “Ain’t ya gonna eat none o’ that,…its gooood” You’ve really got to be careful of what you say yes to and take a spoonful of. There is generally not a ‘pack’ of hungry dogs roving around sniffing out dropped food or covert handouts under the table in a church, though an occasional wandering toddler will sometimes do the trick. You can generally tell by the expression on their little faces, then again who knows; they’ll put anything in their mouths.
When I saw this week’s challenge subject, I thought of my dilemma. How can I get home on just a few bucks. I’ve had numerous offers for Thanksgiving dinner, and have been to numerous church fellowships, but I still haven’t been there long enough to match the food with the faces. I’m probably just being silly, but YOU know what I’m saying. The way for me to get out of this tangle of ‘vines’, as it were, is to either go home first thing tomorrow morning or fake like I was going to and then didn’t. ………….Nooo,…………..I’ll just go home,………… Its been awhile since I’ve had liver pudding anyway.


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Jan Ackerson 11/28/05
Liver pudding???? Liver pudding???? Oh my, never heard of such a thing, but I don't think I could get it past my tongue...
Anita Neuman11/28/05
There's some great humour in there! Break it up with a few spaces to make it a little easier to read, and you've got a gem.
Garnet Miller 12/01/05
The only thing better than cooking at my own home, is going to my birth home where I know the menu and the hands that prepared it!
Thanks for sharing:)
Phyllis Inniss 12/02/05
Written with a bit of humour. I don't know if your 'liver pudding' is the same as liver pate, which looks like a pudding, but it tastes very nice.
Chelsea Pietsch12/03/05
Hi. I agree that you need to break it up a bit with a few lines to make it easier to read, but I enjoyed the humour. Thanks.