I have been accused several times by a co-worker of being hoity-toity. And to that I say, “What! Me? You’ve got to be kidding!”
This time it’s because I like cucumber sandwiches, of all things. I was telling him and another co-worker that I’d had them when I went out to lunch the other day. And that they were really very good.
They’re very simple, too. And I don’t mind being teased just because I like something.
In the summertime, I work ‘summer hours’ which is 8-1 daily. It’s a pretty sweet deal and was actually a huge selling point when I took the job over ten years ago. It only lasts two months, but I love those two months. The school is basically quiet and there’s a lot to accomplish as we close out one year and prepare for another. And if I want to take a Friday or a Monday off, I just work extra hours during the week to cover the five hours that I’ll miss on the day off.
I don’t eat much when I’m at school, usually a small morning snack and a very light lunch. So when I come home, I’m a bit hungry. (Or as my British MIL says, ‘a bit peckish’). And today to appease my hunger, I had these wonderful little cucumber finger sandwiches, along with a glass of freshly made mint iced tea.
To make these, choose a good-tasting bread. I used Pepperidge Farms’ Oatmeal because it was what was in the breadbox. Slice off the crusts and cut the bread into 6 small squares. Smear a small amount of mayonnaise on each slice, place a cucumber slice on top and then sprinkle with salt, pepper and chopped chives.
It’s a wonderful summertime snack!
I’ve always liked to score the pared cucumber with the tines of a fork. I think it makes it look better. And if that makes me hoity-toity, well then I will just revel in it.
I think I’m pretty simple, though.
And it doesn’t take much to make me happy.
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To all those who guessed ‘You’ve Got Mail’ for the movie quotes in the post below, you were right. Yeah, I like that movie too. Here’s one of my favorite scenes, at the very end of the movie.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .