What do Dark Chocolate and Asparagus Have in Common? #MFRWauthor

Author Robin Michaela - #MFRWauthor 52 Week #BlogChallengeWe’re at Week 24 of the 52-Week blog challenge and this week’s topic is all about my last meal. No, I’m not heading for the Great Buffet in the Sky anytime soon (I hope!), but it is interesting to think about what I’d want to eat if I were.

  • First off, I’m going to make a prediction that about 95% of the authors in this blog challenge are going to say we’d want chocolate to be part of our meal.

Chocolate Ganache Torte photo by SimplyRecipes.com

Yeah, it’s on my list, too. But not just any old chocolate…oh no! It’s got to be a sinfully rich, decadent dark chocolate. None of that wimpy milk chocolate stuff for this romance author!

I’m thinking about a luscious, creamy, dark chocolate ganache torte with a chocolate cookie crust…<drools, wipes lips>…

Annddd, just like that, I’ve gained five pounds. Oh well, we’re talking about my last meal, so who cares if my jeans fit when I go?




  • If this were truly my last meal, I’d certainly want to wash it down with wine.
American Reisling

Photo by The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

I like a sweet white wine, such as Moscato, or a sweet blush wine like White Zinfandel. One of my favorite things is a wine that comes from the vineyard of a small abbey in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains outside Canon City, Colorado. I discovered this wine and fell in love with it when I lived in the area. It’s a sweet riesling. If I’m never going to be able to indulge again, I’d want it to be one of the last things I taste.

Okay, now we’ve come to the tough part of this final meal. For the main course, I’d want to taste my mom’s home cooking one last time, but she’s been gone for more than four years now. Even though I have all her handwritten recipes, if you’ve ever tried to recreate a favorite dish of your mom’s, you know it NEVER tastes the same no matter how closely you follow the recipe. Must be that secret ingredient – Mom’s love – that makes it taste so good.

So, since Mom’s meals are off the table, so to speak, I’d settle for a juicy filet mignon.


By Robspinella – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41849236

Sizzling hot off the grill.

Dusted with yummy seasonings.

Cooked medium well (I don’t want my steak mooing, thanks).

Horseradish on the side, please. Oh, and the asparagus you see in the photo will do nicely, as well.

Pair the whole shebang with the Bleu Cheese Chopped Salad from Outback Steakhouse and I’d die a happy woman. Well – in a manner of speaking – because we’ve already established that I’d be dying so there’s not much to be happy about.

In any case, there you have it – the Last Meal I hope not to consume for a very long time. Which favorite foods would you want to indulge in if you had to pick a last meal? Leave a comment and let me know!

And, don’t forget to drop by the other authors in the blog hop to see if my chocolate prediction is correct:

20 thoughts on “What do Dark Chocolate and Asparagus Have in Common? #MFRWauthor

  1. Sherry Lewis says:

    I thought a lot about my mom’s home cooking while I was writing my post, too. My mom’s still with us, but she’s in assisted living and stopped cooking several years ago. You’re absolutely right. Nobody makes it like Mom!

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  2. storimom2 says:

    Forgot all about wine, or even drinks in general when I wrote my post! Love White Zin, McD’s Sweet Tea, and Mudslides! Oh, and 6 shots of tequila before they led me away……course, that works better on an empty stomach….I’d LAUGH the entire time they were strapping me down!

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    • RobinMichaela says:

      LOL, you’d go happily, I bet! (If I had 6 shots of tequila, they’d have to bodily carry me away – not a bad thing, if I’m being led to my death. Gosh, this subject is morbid!).


  3. Linda McLaughlin says:

    I’m super guilty on the chocolate front, but if I had to choose a regular meal, filet mignon and sauteed asparagus would be high on my list, too. And I agree, none of that wimpy milk chocolate. Give me the real stuff.

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  4. Helen Henderson says:

    You’re right about the prevalence of chocolate. I paired mine with creamy filling but after seeing yours I’ll add a slice of that too. Kicking myself I didn’t think of mother’s (or grandmother’s) cooking.

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  5. alinakfield says:

    Those are good choices! I miss my mom’s and my mom-in-law’s cooking also. I’ve never found chicken and dumplings like my mom’s, and I can’t get my pierogi dough as thin as my mother-in-law’s. I sure miss those ladies.

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    • RobinMichaela says:

      OMG, I love pierogies! I know you miss your mom and mom-in-law. I swear mothers have a way of actually putting some of their love into their dishes to make them taste as good as they do.


    • RobinMichaela says:

      Thanks, Raine – it really is a pretty bottle, isn’t it? I have one (I drank it, of course) on the shelf above my cabinets. I have lights up there and it looks great when they’re on.


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