Welcome to another Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie, at (un)Conventional Bookviews.
The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Please link up beneath, and visit other bloggers who are participating in Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts as well.
Today I picked up a book that I’ll be rereading, one I enjoyed a few years ago from a favorite author: Elizabeth Berg’s Open House.
Our food offering is brought to us from the first chapter, after our MC, Samantha, has realized that her marriage to David is breaking up. But she tries to go on, planning a normal morning for her eleven-year-old son Travis.
“I go into the kitchen to make a strong pot of coffee and to start Travis’s breakfast. French toast he’ll have today, made from scratch, cut diagonally, one piece lying artfully over the other; and I’ll heat the syrup, serve it in the tiny flower pitcher I once took from a room-service tray. I’ll cut the butter pats into the shape of something. A whale, maybe, he likes whales. Or a Corvette. If that doesn’t work, I’ll make butter curls with a potato peeler.”
I love French toast. We see a lot of breakfast presentations with this event, probably because it feels like such a treat. And in this story, Samantha needs to give her son a treat…since he will soon realize what is missing from his life. Sad, right?
What are you sharing today? Tempt us with something we’ll drool over. Thanks! This post will be another Guilty Pleasure.