As Jack and Liam stood there, they knew they had made it. Since they were kids, what they had dreamt of was finally becoming a reality.
Yes, today I will share something very special with you. I am sharing the oven-baked chuck roast recipe that you’ve probably heard rumors of.
In the East, where L-shaped, more moderate homes were more prevalent, they had also heard of this great recipe that the elders would speak of.
Stories were passed down from generation to generation about how someone way back had tried a roast unlike any other.
By now, many people were questioning whether these stories were true or not.
Some of the younger generations believed the stories, whereas others didn’t. Liam and Jack were among the true believers soaking up every word that the elders were kind enough to share. Each family would add their details. Some details were perhaps true, whereas others were probably more myth than anything else.
The only sure thing was that Liam and Jack did not doubt in their minds that they believed them. They were intrigued. They decided that they would do anything to prove that the majestic tale of the oven-baked chuck roast was real.
They were willing to leave their homes and go out on long adventures. They wanted to see for themselves that there could be something to the stories they had heard. Many men had previously left their villages. Some men had returned, and others never did. Some were equally intrigued by the possibility of striking gold.
They all had in common that they would lay in bed thinking about what life could be like. They were wondering if they were the ones to prove that the stories were real. They wanted to bring back this wonderful dish so that their villages could experience the glory. They wanted the glory from tasting food so amazing that tales would be told about them.
Not everyone had the chance to uproot and go on an adventure that they didn’t know if they would return from. Some had families that they had to tend to. People had jobs they couldn’t simply leave because their communities relied on them.
Liam and Jack also had commitments in their lives. Their families were skeptical about the tales that the elderly would tell. They didn’t believe for a second that food would be so good that stories would be told for hundreds of years after the recipes had gone missing. They were not supportive of Jack and Liam’s goal to pursue their dream of finding out if the tales were true.
And their parents were right to be hesitant. Many young people had had similar goals as they were young, wanting to find and bring back the many treasures of the world. Many had not returned. A lot of those kids had been candidates for the adventures that the two were about to embark on.
On paper, Liam would never handle the physical endeavors they were about to embark on. Jack was not very bright, on the other hand. He would often get himself in all sorts of trouble, despite never meaning to. He had left school as early as he could as it was never something that he was very good at.
Liam did impressively on every standardized test ever put in front of him. He had a memory that would make most people extremely jealous. Jack had never passed one. He was infuriated by their layout whenever one was put in front of him.
The two young men were odd friends by all accounts. One would spend his spare time reading books, while the other was wrestling. They were both incredibly talented at the things they liked doing, but everyone around them was amazed by their friendship.
They had originally become friends because Jack had helped Liam out when he was being bullied as a child. On the other hand, Liam spent a lot of his time growing up helping out Jack with his homework. They had both heard the stories that the elders were telling, and they both had a food fascination.
Jack’s parents always had that he should pursue his passion for wrestling, but an injury. He was an early teenager, which meant that he never thought that dream was possible. Liam had always struggled with finding his true meaning in life. Meanwhile, he had gotten hooked on cooking when hanging out with his sister.
The two young men both decided that it would ultimately be the best option to tell their parents about their plans. They knew they could not refrain from pursuing them. On the night before Liam’s final test, the two young men had decided it was time. They could no longer hide from their destiny as they knew a big adventure was waiting ahead of them.
They did not want to leave their village without saying goodbye to everyone. They knew they were embarking on this adventure, even if they did not get the blessing of the others. It was an emotional time as they knew they would be leaving immediately after Liam’s final test. At that point, there would be no looking back.
They had given themselves ten years to wander. They wanted to see if they would be able to satisfy their curiosity and ever find the recipe that everyone was talking about. If they had not found the recipe after ten years, they would return to the village and do what was expected.
The two boys had decided that they would be there for each other when telling their families about their plans. They knew it would be hard to withstand the peer pressure. They would be tempted to give up on their dreams if they didn’t get the blessing to pursue their adventure. The first family they were going to talk with was Jack’s.
Jack was not nearly as close with his family. While they loved him, they also thought that a young man needed to pursue their route in life. When they broke the news, the dad seemed unsurprised. His mom shed a tear, but a very vague one. It was quickly wiped away from her face, and her following facial expression was as if nothing particular had ever taken place. They were happy that their son was finding his rightful place in life.
When it came time to face Liam’s parents, the two boys suddenly felt significantly more uneasy than they had done before. It would not be nearly as easy, and they had no idea what to expect. Liam had never defied his parents’ wishes. He had barely ever even gotten grounded. He had never gotten detention and was looked at by many parents as the perfect child.