Choices, Choices

“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?

This is sort of a hard question to answer because no matter what you pick, even if it’s a favorite, you’re sure to get tired of it sooner or later. I guess we’d hope to be rescued as soon as possible.

My first choice is a nice ice cold Coke. I love that soft drink so if I’m stranded somewhere it would be nice to have it. I bet you think I drink them all the time, right? I don’t. I treat myself every now and then, but I don’t drink them routinely because, alas,  they really aren’t good for you.

I’m also terribly fond of homemade vegetable beef soup so I’d need some of that as well. Hopefully, the tomatoes and other ingredients would be fresh from the garden. Folks, that’s good eating.

My third choice is another favorite of mine, and that’s watermelon. My husband and I kept watermelon chilled in the refrigerator the whole summer long. If we needed a snack that was what we’d get. Neither one of us got tired of it, but we quit buying it as the summer drew to a close. It just didn’t taste the same to us, but we’ll buy more next year.

So, what about you? If you get stranded what will you pick to eat?

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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7 Responses to Choices, Choices

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    very good point about hoping to be rescued soon. The very notion of being “stranded” is rather frightening. As I watched that Tom Hanks movie, Marooned, I was thinking to myself that he handled things a lot better than I think I could have. Well, he did get a bit looney as the years went by, but he kept his sense of purpose and remained productive.


  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Great choices. If you have the ingredients to make fresh-from-the-garden vegetable beef soup, you can make any number of dishes!


  3. Great choices! I could go with those easily. We won’t go into how you would have continual beef-veg soup (add barley to mine), or keep the melon and cokes cold, but I’m in!


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