Day 29: List 10 people, living or dead, you would invite to dinner. Include the dinner menu.

This post’s prompt is a tall order not because I can’t think of 10 people I’d like to invite to dinner but because I want to invite 10 people that would actually get along, and that makes this imaginary dinner party rather complicated. In fact, I’m really not sure all of these women would get along at all, but I want to meet them! Thankfully, the prompt didn’t also call for a seating chart! Let’s start with the guests, shall we?

  1. Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Grandma Jordeth
  3. Sacajawea
  4. Ching Shih
  5. Ruby Bridges
  6. Mother Teresa
  7. Cleopatra
  8. Miriam (from the Bible)
  9. Great-grandmother Sittner
  10. Beyoncé

For the meal, I would serve multiple courses and hopefully everyone would be able to enjoy at least a part of it. Again, I want to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone.

First course: mini cucumber sandwiches and roasted Jerusalem artichokes

Second course: caesar salad and green papaya salad

Third course: roasted carrot soup with fry bread

Fourth course: mild chicken curry with basmati rice

Fifth course: trout amandine with asparagus and wild mushrooms

Sixth course: cheese plate with assorted fruit

Seventh course: butter mochi and rasperry chocolate mousse served with coffee

As I look over everything, I’m really not convinced that I would be able to keep certain people from fighting. I mean, I just paired up the queen of England with several people who might resent her for embodying imperialism. Then I put Miriam with a queen of Egypt. And I’m not sure what my very conservative late relatives would think of Queen Bey. *sigh* Still, the meal itself would be good if we could avoid stabbing each other between courses.

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