Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Last Supper

With my upcoming move from Albuquerque to Enid impending, and noticing the interest in green chile in the Tucumcari Lotaburger post, I've started giving a little thought to what I might most want to eat in my last few days in New Mexico.

The last meal has evolved as a custom to award a condemned prisoner a meal of his choice before execution. In the Bible, Jesus shares his last meal with his closest disciples and dined on flat bread and wine and likely some lamb as well. Timothy McVeigh chose two pints of mint chocolate-chip ice cream. Sean Gallagher chose to have his farewell party at Rudy's for some barbecue (although he was just moving from Albuquerque to Enid).

Jesus' Last Supper:
Sean's Last Supper:

So what should I eat before leaving the state of green chile cheeseburgers to the land of (ugh) Tex-Mex?

Green chile is pretty high on the list. If anything I may be making a return trip to the Lotaburger in Tucumcari. Also, some traditional Mexican tacos are always welcome - although tacos already played the starring role at my goodbye fiesta. So I'm not sure what's left. What will I be missing out in Enid, Oklahoma? What will I regret not eating? What will I crave?

My other questions are for you: What would you crave? What would you order for your last meal? Would it be regional? Would it be two pints of mint chocolate-chip ice cream?

I'd love to hear your answers...


abby gayle said...

Eric... This blog makes me sad. You make it sound like you're gonna die! Like Enid is the end :0( I don't like that. But anyways... here's my answers- first off, I've lived in a 3rd world country for 6 months so its really easy for me to tell you what I would crave. Three words-FRUIT ROLL UPS! LoL. I missed them so much. What would be my last meal? - Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers from Chili's. But two pints of ice cream comes in at a close second. Not mint chocolate chip though... Chocolate Maltball :0)

Anonymous said...

I always waned us to go to church st cafe in old town.. have u been there? I think if I had to chose I'd chose that place.. good momories. amazing food. and u know how picky I am with new mexican food. yup...thats it.. (*.*)

Nick said...

Anything and everything with green chile!! Plus, you'll want to learn how to make sopapillas and cavalacitas (not sure on the mexican spelling) because those are definely New Mexican foods I miss. Eat a stuffed sopa before you go and some golden pride burritos!

Steph said...

I agree with my husband I hope you ate a sopapilla!! Yum Yum!!!