I love lunch. Not just going out to eat lunch, but lunch in general. I think I spend more time each day planning my meals than actually enjoying them.
Lunch is so full of possibilities. Sandwiches and soup? And which sandwiches; ham and cheese on rye with loads of lettuce? Tuna with celery and onion with tons of lettuce on multi-grain bread? Chicken salad with onion, celery and lots of lettuce on white? BTL with lots of mayo and loads of lettuce on toast? (Did I mention how much I like lettuce on a sandwich?) And subs. We have a great little sub shop down the road that gives you an small assorted sub with tons of meat, cheese, peppers, onions, and lettuce for $3.00. Toss a (very small) bag of chips, and you've got yourself one mighty fine lunch--for two, even!
I love leftovers. Give me leftover curried chicken any day. (Leftover curried ANYTHING is on my top ten list.) Leftover potato salad with any above-mentioned sandwich (and baby dill pickle) is also marvelous.
When I go out to lunch, I like to have something I wouldn't have at home. Like...Indian food I can't (or am too lazy) to make myself. (Goat anyone?) I also love Greens and Beans, which I have made for myself, but it's labor intensive. And fish fries. Yeah--at the Globe Hotel in East Aurora. (Who wants the smell of fried fish hanging around the kitchen for a couple of days....) I love a linen napking. Salad forks. I love being waited on, too.
Unless Mr. Ivy is feeling creative in the kitchen, we tend to eat a lot of the same stuff for supper. That amounts to: lamb shoulder steaks; chicken, oven baked barbeque pork (with my mother's wonderful home-made barbeque sauce). I have a lot of cookbooks. It's time to haul them out and try something new.
But supper can wait. Today's lunch is curried beans and rice. Ahhhh...that's nice.
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