We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have some family visiting midday on Saturday en route to pay homage to a newborn member of the clan, and figured we'd provide soup and sandwiches for the crew.
Somebody happened to mention turkey-mango sandwiches to me. It's a wonder how mangos have taken over in the supermarkets in Yankeeland, for good reason (I'll give y'all my mother in law's mango salad recipe some other time.)
Here are two versions, but I suppose one can mix and match. These could either be sandwiches or roll-ups (I have come to prefer roll-ups - less messy, less bread, and you don't need to eat as much if you cut them into 3" lengths).
Thin slices of fresh mango lettuce slice tomato swiss cheese or provolone avocado slices couple of turkey slices mayo
slices of Stilton slices of turkey arugula fresh mango, mango salsa or mango chutney lemon juice
or (if one is fresh out of mango)
turkey slices any cheese lettuce tomato very thin apple slices apple butter on one side (or prune butter. I love both of those old-timey things.) mayo on the other side
You can't get these at Subway. OK. I am hungry now.
CHEF (O.S.) I'm not here...I'm walking through
the jungle gathering mangos, and I
meet Raquel Welch. I can male
nice mango cream pudding. You
know, kind of spread it around on
Chef is lying on his back, his eyes closed. Lance is
standing on the riverbank next to the PBR. He is taking a leak. He finishes, then turns and squats next to a blue
bucket and starts washing his Air-Cav trunks.
CHEF ...See, she's into mangoes, too. She's like one limb above me. We're both in the jungle here, nude.
Love mangoes, especially the Haden variety. When there's a bumper mango harvest, folks in the neighborhood with mango trees sometimes leave baskets of free fruit out for people to take. There's an episode of the Poirot detective series in which the estimable (and overly fastidious) Belgian sleuth demonstrates the proper way to cut and serve the mango. We just slice it open, dive in with a spork, and take a bath after we're finished eating.
Bananas? Hope it really is just that jungle-rot fungus and not another cap&trade setup or something. Money in food commods --anyone with a big piece of the supply can really make some returns-on-investment in whacking the competition, hey.