Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trifecta: The Burn of Impatience



My tongue touched it registering its first flavor.

The taste sensation sent me into a state of ecstasy. A knowing anticipation of what was to come. Eyes glazed over.

Next my teeth perforated a taut exterior anxiously chasing the soft, velvety, lusciousness of its heart. A lover full of lust. As if it had been far too long.

First

Butter

Then

Crispness

Then

Cheese

An errant drop of core hit my bottom lip as I pulled away. My entire mouth began to scald. Fanning provided no relief; the roof of my mouth already burned by a film of hot Velveeta.

My tongue swept across its delicate surface today, recalling the perfect first bite of a grilled cheese sandwich; a reminder of the pleasure/pain sensation of my passionate impatience.

It’s always the one you take before it hits the plate. 

The first half didn't even make the paper plate!

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33-333 words for the third definition of:
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a : a state of being beyond reason and self-control

b archaic : swoon
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: a state of overwhelming emotion; especially : rapturous delight
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30 comments:

  1. Haha. I feel the same about grilled cheese sandwiches. They are worth the pain! Great write! :)

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    1. I always cut it in the pan, watch the cheese begin oozing, then take a big bite out of the very center! Haven't had one in forever (always watching the waistline). I will not abstain for that long a period again! Thanks lumdog!

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  2. You had me until Velveeta... nevertheless a great description of what ecstasy is like when it comes to foods that we love. Nice job!

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    1. Too funny! I LOVE food so I'm really in tune with this type of ecstasy. Thanks!

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  3. i LOVE this. so much! :) :) of course i love me a good grilled cheese, too. that reminds me? there's a GRILLED CHEESE FOOD TRUCK out in the burbs!! toastycheese.com- i haven't tried it but i've been wanting to (they stop near my work sometimes)!

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    1. Yeaaaaa! You are so lucky about the grilled cheese truck. Have one, for sure, and tell me all about it.

      I was visiting my kids at school a few weekends back and out late with my daughter. I'd heard rumors of the truck outside the main drag (bars) from midnight on. Had myself a fantastic grilled cheese loaded (inside) with Mac n' Cheese! It was the bomb! What a money maker at a university.

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  4. I think you'll like this little video... ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlTCkNkfmRY

    Enjoy. :)

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    1. OMGoodness!!! I am so making that next time. What's the next level up from awesome and fantastic? That's what it is! Thanks for the FYI... Scriptor!

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  5. I may have just drooled on my keyboard :)

    Cheese burns are awful! (The pain we endure for the impatient need for cheese, I guess.)

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    1. Good! I am impatient with pizza, too.

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  6. What the hell is Velveeta anyway??? I looked at the ingredients once and thought it was best I not look again.

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    1. I actually made this one with good old-fashioned American cheese but what the heck is that either?

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  7. I think my wife took pleasure once in watching me burn my tongue. I like these with tomato soup.

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    1. Yikes!!! I like mine anyway I can get them so long as they are crispy and cheesy!

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  8. A very nice use of the prompt.

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  9. Mmmmmmm. lunchtime... I've been warned, though, and will blow on mine!!

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    1. It's funny. I used to blow on my kids (and eat their crusts as well) but when it comes to mine, I know better but still bite right in fresh from the pan.

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  10. zomg I'm so hungry right now D:

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    1. I'm starving right now and can't get my mind off f my own post!

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  11. Oh Gina, you're AWESOME!!! truly and completely awesome (I say Grilled Cheese and Martinis for our lunch okay??? )

    I will burn my tongue for grilled cheese and french onion soup any time. ;)

    Xo

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    1. YES! I will research the BEST spot for us!!! Can't wait!

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  12. Oh, Yum! I make a pretty good grilled cheese myself, if I dare say so. ;)

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  13. You slap a slice of turkey and some mustard on that thing and give me a call. :-) Love this.

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    1. Can do and I'll even deliver to Hong Kong! I love mustard on anything! Thanks, Lisa.

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  14. You sure know how to turn someone on with a sandwich! I like mine with white american cheese - from the deli. Yum! One red flag (happy flag) that told me I was pregnant with Christopher was all of a sudden I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich. I worked downtown and actually found a place that met my craving. I ate grilled cheese and french fries for several days in a row. The receptionist where I worked was a sweet lady (mother type). When I told her where I went for lunch AGAIN she asked, "Are you pregnant?" Then I got excited because at the time I wasn't sure sure.

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  15. Yummm! Now I know what I am having for lunch today...

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