Favorite Meal Essay Draft 2

Deanna Phipps Professor Jessie Miller Eng. 110 H4 22 February 2017 Dish of Life Morning sunlight streams through the large bay window nestled behind the dining room table, countless dust motes twirling through the air. Below rests five sets of empty plates, napkins and glasses filled with cold orange juice or milk, idly perspiring in the warm morning air.  My two sisters and I, along with our mother, sit hungrily before the prepared table. It’s Saturday morning and almost time to eat. The source of the excitement, the reason we’re all sitting at the table, comes marching around the corner. Dad is dressed in his classic flannel pajama bottoms and white crew neck, spotted with grease and flour from his kitchen endeavors. A plate of perfectly crisped bacon resides in his right hand, while his left balances a precariously balanced stack of perfect golden pancakes. Upon quick inspection, I expertly determine which pancakes are graced with chocolate chips. Eager hands reach [Read more...]

Favorite Meal Essay Draft 1

Deanna Phipps Jessie Mullin Eng. 110 H4 15 February 2017 Papa’s Pancakes Morning sunlight streams through the large bay window nestled behind the dining room table, countless dust moats twirling through the air. Below them rest five sets of empty plates and napkins and glasses filled with cold orange juice or milk, idly perspiring in the warm morning air.  My two sisters and I, along with our mother, sit hungrily before the prepared table; it’s Saturday morning and almost time to eat. The source of the excitement, the reason we’re all sitting at the table, comes marching around the corner. Dad is dressed in his classic flannel pajama bottoms and white crew neck, spotted with grease and powder from his kitchen endeavors. Wielding the fruits of his labor, a plate of perfectly crisped bacon resides in his right hand, while his left balances a precariously staked plate of perfect golden pancakes. Upon a quick inspection, I expertly determine which pancakes are graced with [Read more...]