Our resident hound has a knack for coming up with unusual scenarios, and this week he asked us to respond to one. “You’re stranded on a desert island (or someplace deserted). There are only three different things to eat/drink and that’s what you’re stuck with until you’re rescued. Which three items would you choose?”
I’m going to have to make a few assumptions here. In choosing my three answers, I’m going to say that:
- the three items I choose are available in unlimited quantities
- there is a way to keep said items from spoiling
- there is a way to prepare these items, which would mean that are proper appliances for cooking or reheating
So, assuming that all these requirements are in place (which would probably mean that the island isn’t quite so deserted or remote), here’s what I’d choose:
Water: I think this is pretty basic. I do drink a lot of coffee and tea, but if I have to choose ONE thing to drink, it’s going to be water. I drink it hot or cold, so I’ll need ice cubes, and a way to heat it for chilly evenings.
Chicken salad fixings: I’m not referring to the kind in which chicken chunks are mixed with mayo or salad dressing. To me, a chicken salad is roasted or grilled chicken cut up and put on top of lettuce and other greens, topped with dressing – ranch for me. Okay, so maybe it’s cheating to include all these fixings as one “thing” but then the word thing wasn’t defined. And with all these ingredients, I can change up the recipe and have chicken on a salad, chicken with a salad, chicken without a salad, or salad without chicken.
Succotash. The dish contains several of my favorite vegetables. I figure if I get bored with my diet and have lots of free time, which I’m assuming I’ll have on that island, I can sit there and separate them and have corn one day, beans another day, and different combinations on other days.
So there are my three food and drink choices. How would you survive?