“Sandwiches are wonderful. You don’t need a spoon or a plate!”

The sky is cloudy, and the leaves on the oak trees are swaying, blown by the strong wind. It will be cooler today and tonight, but the air is so humid the outside back door windows are wet. The dogs come in panting after only a short time in the yard. I do have to go out today to the dump and to the store for a few groceries. I have a concert tonight on the Hyannis Green if it doesn’t rain, but I expect it won’t. We haven’t had rain in weeks.

When I was a kid, summer rain showers meant running outside getting wet. I’d walk in the gutter and kick the water left and right as I walked. I’d get soaked, so soaked my sneakers bubbled at the toes. My hair dripped down my face. I’d stand on the lawn with my arms spread to the sky, and I’d feel a sort of freedom standing there getting soaked. I became a lover of rain.

I turned the AC off and opened my back door. The dogs can come and go. The chimes hanging from one of the tree branches sweeten the air when the wind blows. The whirly gigs spin so quickly they almost seem to be part of a moving picture. I am a lover of wind.

When I was growing up, I wondered what it was like to be old, old like my grandparents. I now know the answer. You don’t feel old, but you do recognize age brings changes. It is not like you have a choice. I have a few infirmities, but most, other than my back, are minor and merely inconveniences. Stuff in my head, stuff like names and places, take longer to retrieve. I really do forget why I am in the kitchen sometimes. I walk back to the den and remember then I go back to the kitchen. At least I am getting a bit of exercise.

I love BLT sandwiches. Use home grown tomatoes and add some avocado, and they elevate the simple BLT to rarified air, to the upper echelons of sandwiches.

I’m a pasta fan but not so much a spaghetti fan. I love the different shaped pastas. Often I make a marinara sauce and freeze it in individual bags. I also love pasta with a bit of butter and garlic. Don’t get me started on Alfredo sauce. I’d wax poetically about each morsel.

This morning I had only two cups of coffee, but now I’m hungry. It’s time to defrost that marinara sauce.

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4 Comments on ““Sandwiches are wonderful. You don’t need a spoon or a plate!””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Another clear blue sky with triple digit temperatures. There’s a very slight chance of rain forecasted for Friday and Saturday. I will believe it when I see it falling from the clouds. 🙂

    A BLT on toast with or without avocado is one of my favorite sandwiches. Of course, a pastrami on rye, as served in a New York Deli, such as Katz’s on the lower east side of Manhattan is pure heaven. This URL is for those who aren’t familiar with heaven on earth. 🙂

    https://katzsdelicatessen.com

    Unlike you, I love any kind of pasta including spaghetti. There are so many ways to prepare pasta it’s impossible to choose my favorite. However, I had a plate of spaghetti al la Carbobara in Italy that was close to perfection. It was almost as good as a pastrami on rye from Katz’s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      We stayed in the 80’s, and the wind stayed and got stronger. We didn’t get rain despite the forecast of thunder showers. on rye.

      I also love pastrami on rye, but I don’t know any local delis who are known for their pastrami. A deli used to offer it, but the deli closed. I checked out the menu. If I had more money, I’d do an order.

      I just don’t enjoy spaghetti, but I love pasta. My aunt used to make pasta with clams. When I first saw the dish, I wasn’t sure about eating it, but I gave it a try. It was delicious.

  2. J Says:

    Hi Kat
    Weather broke last night in upstate NY with high winds and heavy rain. Today all windows and doors are open, at last!
    Don’t know if you caught it, but do a search for “Joni Mitchell Newport”–an impressive 13 song surprise set at 2022 Newport Folk Festival, backed with a circle of friends and musicians. God, she makes every song brand new.

    • katry Says:

      J,
      We will have a cooler day today, in the low 80’s, and tonight down to the the 60’s. The only thing missing is the rain.

      I watched every Joni video from Newport, some a few times. I cried at a couple. It so touched my heart to hear her again. She did make every song brand new. When she stood and played her guitar I stood and applauded, all by myself.


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