Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bringing Home the Bacon

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

When my brother won the famed TV cooking show it was our mother’s proudest moment.  His winning dish; a salad of dandelion, jamón Ibérico de Bellota, poached quail's egg with walnut vinaigrette was hailed a masterpiece.  It was mandatory for visitors to watch a recording of the final. 

Mother revelled in his celebrity status so I called him to say that it seemed he was finally forgiven.

“You think so?” he queried.

“I know so,” I replied casting my mind to the time when the house went up in flames.  Bacon and eggs were off the menu for a while.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers  Word Count : 100

With so many interpretations of the photos, the Friday Fictioneers are a treat by themselves.

18 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    Your writing never disappoints. There's a lot of story between the lines. Well done or should I say, "over easy?"

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle your comments made me smile, I am glad you enjoyed this serving.

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  2. Great story and I would really miss bacon and eggs. Good job! Nan

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    1. Thanks Nan. Everything goes well with bacon, even a serve of Friday Fiction.

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  3. Oh I love this.. I think yes .. forgiveness is given.. just bring the jamon instead of trying with bacon.

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    1. Thanks Björn I am glad you liked it. I think forgiveness has been granted and they are all hamming it up now.

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  4. Houses can be replaced but a good breakfast......
    Good piece.

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    1. Thanks Mick that's true, even Pooh bear agrees with you.
      “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

      "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

      "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

      Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”
      ― A.A. Milne

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  5. Accidents have been know to happen in the kitchen (as well as the bedroom). I'm glad to see his cooking skills have improved and is off the hook with Mom.
    I'm all about breakfast--bring it on.

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    1. As long as these accidents don't become the norm ten they are forgivable ;-)
      Thanks for reading and commenting Russell.

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  6. I'd say the son has come a long way and has earned forgiveness. A good meal can't hurt either!

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    1. A testament to the healing power of bacon :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Caerlynn

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    1. Thanks Ansumani I am glad you liked it.

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  8. Another good story, Subroto. Great description. I also think forgiveness is a sure thing. Well done. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, I think it was time to leave the ham handed approach behind.

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  9. When you're learning how to cook, accidents will happen...
    I think axing bacon and eggs is a cruel and unusual punishment, though :-)

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    1. True but some burning issues are greater than the others :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Alistair.

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