“This bread is delicious, Mom. Can I have some more.”
“Of course, that’s why I’m baking fresh bread every day.”
“Why don’t you just buy it like you used to?”
“The grocery stores are not selling freshly baked bread. When the lock down restrictions reduce, the bakeries will re-open, but until then, I’m baking.”
“You could buy sliced bread.”
“I can’t stand those thin and insubstantial slices that taste like cardboard. Now that I look like Cousin Itt, with all this hair hanging down my back, I need extra nutrition to maintain it. Fresh bread with lots of butter.”
If you would like to learn how to make our delicious corn bread, you can find the recipe here:
If you like corn and would like to see some other fascinating and unusual corn recipes, pop over and visit John Rieber’s blog here: https://johnrieber.com/category/recipes/. John accidentally stockpiled rather a lot of corn and is enjoying finding new recipes to use it all up. While you are there, take a look around, John’s blog is terrific.
In case you can’t appreciate the similarities between me and Cousin Itt right now, here are some pictures to help you visualise the “problem”:
The above picture is me and the below one is Cousin Itt. Can you see the resemblance?
This post was written for Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch weekly flash fiction challenge. Nutrition should have summoned up more sensible thoughts from me, but it didn’t. All I could think about was how much nutrition my body must be using to create all this hair. I have so much new hair coming too. Sorry Charli!
You can join in here: https://carrotranch.com/2020/05/07/may-7-flash-fiction-challenge-2/