Thursday, November 17, 2013
I had some of my favorite foods in recent days.
Last week Sue had some pineapples and made me a pineapple sandwich here at the office. It had just enough mayonnaise, too.
Then over the weekend, I had a couple of banana sandwiches – and yes – with mayonnaise.
Those are just a few good things I learned to love when growing up, but there’s many more on the list.
I’d occasionally shift gears and put peanut butter on my banana sandwich. But I prefer just mayonnaise, and that’s what I stick with now.
But I also still enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I spread the right amount of peanut butter and right amount of jelly and then I mash the sandwich before eating it. I’m not sure how mashing it makes it better – maybe just habit after getting them mashed over the years when taking them to school for lunch.
My youngest daughter, Erin, will pretty much eat anything. She shares some of these likes. But the rest of my crew would rather pass on most of these fine sandwiches.
Also last week, I had a couple of good corn dogs one day at lunch. I went to the refrigerator in the back and got the mustard bottle. A corn dog is not a corn dog without plenty of mustard.
Most every day, except weekends, my breakfast consists of two strawberry Pop-Tarts, and I don’t put them in the toaster. I’m usually eating them while working.
Just last week I told my wife Pam, “I’m out of Pop-Tarts.”
She’s good about keeping me a good supply.
My favorite breakfast item (on the weekends), and sometimes when we eat breakfast for dinner, is over-easy eggs. I want the yellow running all over my plate. I can even mix the yellow with my grits or scoop it up with a lightly-toasted piece of bread.
I eat a lot of cereal, too, but usually for a “midnight snack.” I prefer Frosted Flakes, and I like to let them sit in the bowl of milk for awhile and get a bit soggy. My second favorite cereal is Cheerios.
Pam usually keeps both – as she and Erin like a good bowl of cereal, too.
As I get older, I find myself just preferring some of the simpler things that I really liked growing up.
Tuna fish sandwiches have long been one of my favorites, too.
One thing I ate a lot of years ago that I seldom eat now is Vienna sausage. It was particularly tasty on those tent-camping trips with friends.
And yes, I have eaten Vienna sausage sandwiches – with mayonnaise, too.
And another thing I learned to love as a child growing up in Alabama was boiled egg sandwiches. Boil an egg, slice it, and put it on some bread with lots of mayonnaise, even more than goes on the pineapple sandwich.
I introduced Erin to those, too, but I don’t think Pam, Emma or Andy has ever even tried a boiled egg sandwich.
And I’m a hot dog eater, too. I prefer a good hot dog over a good hamburger any day.
My family hopes to take a break and go to the coast in a few weeks. My favorite thing about going to the beach is eating the seafood.
I like it all – from oysters to shrimp to flounder.
But to be perfectly honest, a pineapple or banana sandwich satisfies my hunger about as well.
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