The Hound asked: “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 think the fun of this escaped the others.
Everyone else wanted to be rescued immediately. With the way things have been in my life, a nice deserted island with a beach sounds like a nice respite.
When can I get dropped off?
The reality of finding an island with a fresh water source is the biggest problem. People who used to talk about finding an unknown island and claiming it as their own country never realized that fact, and the fact that every square inch of this planet is claimed by one nation,(or more, in dispute), except for parts of Antarctica, and even there, they try. Canada has been trying to claim the North Pole, of you didn’t know. As usual, I digress; but it is the water situation that makes most small islands uninhabitable.
So, since this is the Hound’s topic and he gave water as a given, I’ll take it. I’ll assume that I can get it coming straight up out of rocks or the ground, since I want no chance of contamination.
I think with wild vegetables, bananas and some seeds or nuts, I could make it, at least for a while.
(I admit to being a hypocrite only when it comes to meat-eating. To have to kill and prepare an animal is an awful thought to this suburban-raised girl. Fishing, no, not even that, if I can avoid it, although I do love well-prepared fish. Eggs, well, the idea of raiding birds’ nests doesn’t appeal much to me, either. I suppose if someone were there starving with me I could manage to do some, but hey, I’m blissfully alone on this island, right?)
Let’s assume I’ve found a genie bottle and the dude inside can’t get me home, but can grant me an endless supply of whatever I three things I want to eat.
(That would be my luck, to get a defective genie. His 7,200-year warranty was up last March.)
OK, I’m game.
Fox Elaine’s idea on Tuesday of nice, cold cola is good, but I will go with a nice, cold supply of fruited iced tea: mango or lemon.
Speaking of which, a nice supply of perfectly-ripe fruit would be great: sweet apples, bosc pears, oranges, plums or peaches (genie’s choice!)
Now, I’ll splurge: Strawberry waffles with whipped cream, or strawberry shortcake with the same.
I seldom partake of these anymore.
I think being stranded would exempt me from having to worry about indulging.
Of course, I COULD substitute those for the fruit, after all, STRAWBERRIES, right?
If I have to be more realistic nutrition-wise, (if no other way), I’ll then go with soup, also as Elaine did.
Lentil. Greek Bean-Vegetable. Veggie-based Egg-drop with Spinach and Parmesan.
(That one got me through the first week of recovery last year.)
Beef and Barley? Ham and Bean? Broccoli-Cheddar? Wonton? Mexican Meatball? Chicken with Rivels? Tortilla Soup? Oyster Stew? Turkey Noodle? Chicken Rice? Cream of Asparagus?
I take soup seriously.
I’ll let the genie make the choice on that, too.