Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Let Them Eat Cake at Old Homestead

Maybe the expectations of coming prosperity under a Trump presidency are going to be proven right
Just look at the dinner that can be enjoyed at the Old Homestead Steakhouse on Thanksgiving night
The average cost for a party of ten for a feast cooked at home results in $50 to have to spend
But if you want to really splurge at the Old Homestead a disgusting trend
$50,000 for gourmet treats to the nth degree
From whipped sweet potatoes topped with caviar at $1600 an ounce from the Caspian sea
To a 20 lb organic turkey from the free range at $85 a pound
Stuffing with prized Wagyu beef, foie gras and imported sourdough bread to pass around
To pumpkin ice cream infused with $4200 a bottle rum infused eggnog sauce
Turkey gravy infused with $2890 a bottle bourbon, time to away the keys to the car toss
One diner has succumbed to this extravagant urge
And on this caloric gourmet decadence will splurge
One can only hope with over 46 million Americans on food stamps in this once very prosperous land
That this diner will feel the pangs of a guilty conscience and lend to the less fortunate a helping hand
$50,000 to missions and homeless shelters could easily 20,000 people down and out feed
If this person does not match his decadent splurge and his guilty conscience heed
A pox upon him and hope that with such rich and high caloric amount of food and booze
He or she upchucks the meal and on the table in a flow, to the disgust of fellow diners, the gourmet meal to lose
© November 23, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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