I have been really busy lately with the cold weather. There is a lot going on in the forestry world. The ground is frozen at last and the big machines going where they can’t when it isn’t.
Sometimes its 2 before I realize I haven’t had any lunch like this day.
The cold has made me really hungry for some savory fare.
I probably mentioned before I am (was) a daytime vegetarian. I figured that if I drew a line at meat during the day I would avoid a lot of stupid food stops. And bad choices like pastrami sandwiches.
At 2 today I noticed a sign out in front of Our Town Pizza. Hot Pastrami sandwiches. I was tummy rumbling so it didn’t take much to cave in.
I ordered a large (of course) with brown mustard. The white hat guy behind the register said it would be a 15 minute wait. Great, I would go do banking and a post office run while he made it up.
Yes all that went fine-the errands were run. The big pastrami sandwich was waiting for me. So I decided to eat it in my truck. It was parked in the Peterborough Plaza parking lot almost in front of the drug store and near the liquor store.
I sat in my truck by myself. Savoring. Oh the smell, I thought it would permeate the folds of my truck for a while. The heat coming off the bread warmed my hands. The color of the juicy meat almost made me weep it was so beautiful. Oh, jeeze.
I breathed in deep. I opened my mouth. My eyes angled to the right. There was a old lady in a car just off my right bow parked in the space opposite me. She was watching me intently. Yikes!
Enough of that..
I put the damn sandwich down and headed for my driveway where I could park and eat it in peace.
I would give that Our Town Pizza pastrami high marks. It was fabulous and kept me warm for the rest of the day.
I would give my daytime vegetarianism very low marks…it went bust.