How many meals do you have left to eat in your remaining lifetime? How about 1,000 per year or 10,000 or so per decade.
I may be down to my last 100 meals.
That’s a month or two, depending on how often I eat and how much food goes into each meal. If you were only going to have a few dozen meals then what would you eat?
People who suffer with ALS know the number of meals ahead of them is a number that grows smaller each day. I have some basics that make my list of meals.
- KFC chicken skin – not the chicken; just the skin. Those 11 herbs and spices make up the best part of KFC.
- Pumpkin pie – my wife’s pumpkin pie is the world’s best and I could easily make that an entire meal by itself; whipped cream optional
- Ruth’s Chris – this popular steakhouse has an excellent filet mignon that I love, butterfly style. Add a baked potato and two sticks of butter and I’m good to go for a few days.
- Sushi – my favorite sushi comes in many flavors but high on the list is tamago and unagi. Think egg and eel.
- Chili and eggs – my wife makes the Top 10 List again; her chili is the best (no beans) and topped on scrambled eggs it ranks even higher.
- Cake – sorry local bakers, my wife’s cherry chocolate cake and strawberry white cake is light like Japanese cake but with actual taste.
- Original BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad – the one from California Pizza Kitchen. Add extra BBQ sauce.
- Haagen Dazs ice cream – it’s on the list but I’m allergic to milk so I might save that one for the very last meal.
I’m easy to please, right? Don’t ask my wife.
What about burgers? I love a good burger and there are many restaurants that make good ones. But the best are difficult to find these days. The Kobe beef burger at Cheesecake Factory is off the menu.
Fish? My dad’s Ozark catfish is the best I have ever had. He’s gone. So is the world’s best catfish meal.
With 100 or so meals left in my life it would appear I will get some repeats.