Third ground rule: Your food would be perfectly prepared, just the way you love it. This rule eliminates the need for fancy cooking techniques, equipment and utensils. The perfect dish simply shows up, three times a day for the rest of your life, splendidly prepared.
So we started discussing the topic. And of course, you couldn't just blurt out a choice. You had to explain to all members at the table why you chose the dish.
Andrew went with the steak. He still didn't think pizza was a fair choice because it had more than one ingredient. Once he realized that you could have more than one component to the dish, he went with the Qdoba beef burrito.
Liz tried to slip in the Cobb salad (the salad that had more than one meat) but we decided that it has too many ingredients. She's been voted off the island until she can reach a final decision.
And yours truly went with a simple pepperoni pizza.
Yeah, we need to get a life.
Dave Lobeck is a barbecue chef from Sellersburg, Ind., who writes the "BBQ My Way" column for CNHI News Service. Visit his website at www.BBQ-My-Way.com.