A reprise challenge cage match was held the crisp morning of December 24 on the home turf of Big Al. The participants were buff and prepared, each having a stock of secret ingredients to use.
Big Al chose the go the all-natural, greenie style route with plenty of zest of lemon for his perfectly formed citrus pancakes. Big Al's plating incorporated orange slices on a field of powdered sugar - quite attractive.
Bunkerman used sophisticated science and technology to capture dark matter and dark energy [aka red and green dark chocolate m&m's) and a few Higg's bosons (semi-dried Bing cherries) to flavor his delicate, fluffy (using cosmic inflation aka sour cream), and yes, a bit crunchy (via chopped walnuts) vanilla multigrain pancakes. Bunkerman's plating used a Christmas motif - mint leaves and fresh red raspberries - to accentuate the red & green from the embedded m&ms.
Naturally, [ ;) ] man defeated nature and Bunkerman won. The pancakes were graded according to taste (50%), texture (30%), plating (10%) and creativity (10%). The contest was a bit close, though, with a point differential of about 20 pts out of a possible 400.
Bunkerman was, of course, modest in his win, simply thanking the judges and looking at his shoelaces as his HS coach used to urge. Big Al was gracious, congratulating Bunkerman for a well-fought match.
And Bunkerman began new plans for Relativistic Pancakes to be ready when Big Al issues a new challenge.
Word of the Day
"Felicity" - noun [$10]
Felicity means 1. a. great happiness, bliss; 1. b. an instance of bliss; 2. something producing happiness; 3. an appropriate and pleasing manner or style or an instance of it.
Sentence: The contestants and judges enjoyed a morning of much felicity, partaking of good food and conversation during the preparation and tasting of two examples of supremely fine pancakes.