Pill or Proper Meal

Big Ol' Country Breakfast from Ellie's

Big Ol’ Country Breakfast from Ellie’s

Today’s short snippet is inspired by today’s Daily PromptIf you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

“Why do you always pop a few extra pills whenever Aunt Heloise cooks, Grandpa,” Dorinda asked as she grabbed her jacket and wallet.

The elder Russell looked her in the eye, his brown eyes are sharp as ever. “It’s because she thinks she cooks I pop ’em,” he said. With a wink, he added, “A shot or two doesn’t hurt, either, but don’t tell your nana that.”

Dorinda shook her head. True, the smell of burnt toast and sound of sizzling eggs-turned-over-done was better than the smell of blood and the sound of breaking glass, to name the ‘calmer alternatives’ they’d seen. She and Adele always imagined Heloise as the skinnier, funnier Julia Child when they were little. It wasn’t until home ec that they really discovered the depths of Vincent’s passion for the culinary arts.

“You could always tell her you don’t need her to fix you guys anything. Just because she sobers up from the night before-.”

“You’ve lived in this house for how long? Go, grab your father and make a clean escape. Get a hearty country breakfast with an extra order of bacon and sausage for me, huh?”

The young woman laughed, aware that she’d probably have to swim double the laps or attend thrice the number of workouts just to burn off the calories; while her father wouldn’t even gain a pound.

Some things just weren’t fair.

(SoCNoC total today: 450)

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