Free Write Fling, October 22, 2007

Substitute Teaching—Writing Prompt for Class

If you could eat one type of food for a month, what would you choose?

How do you think you would feel about the food over the month?

I can see eating brown rice and butter with garlic pepper for one month. I like the texture of brown rice; the short pearly grains sold at the Marquette Food Co-op are organic.

I cannot picture eating it in this manner for one month though. I would need or want to alter it. Sweet for breakfast with raisins and cinnamon. Spicy for dinner with curry. Fortified with kidney beans and salsa. There are so many things to do with a bowl of rice.

At the co-op, I can buy it in a big brown 50lb bag—so my rice would not run out over the month. Brown rice takes 45 minutes to cook in a soup pot with water and a lid. I would need to cook up batches to eat through-out the day. When substitute teaching I can take a bowl to work and microwave it with a sprinkle of water, or I can eat it cold. I can eat brown rice with a spoon, fork, my fingers (although that would not be very much like a teacher) or with chopsticks. Brown rice is nutritious and nutty, aromatic and opens up conversation. Try a bowl and see!

I prefer that the butter be the sweet creamery butter from the co-op and the garlic pepper can be purchased at the co-op as well.

After a month—if not allowed to supplement my brown rice in other ways, I would not want any rice for a long, long time. I would have to eat wheat berries, quinoa, barley, or another grain.

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How do I feel: I am jealous of those students who picked pasta and meatballs and pizza. Proud that I picked a versatile worldly food that is odd to most kids. Curious to what the rest of the class wrote in their journals.

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About kimnixon

Upper Peninsula Michigan Artist and Writer

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