Definitely not out! We originally had a dinner reservation at Chevalier with Jen and Louis on Saturday. However, on Thursday, even though forecasters were still hemming and hawing as to exactly how much snow we’d be getting, it seemed quite clear to us that the weather would not be conducive to going out. So, we canceled. Michael and I then came up with Plan B for dinner that evening. We would call Sarge’s for delivery on Friday afternoon and refrigerate the goods until the next day. Forty minutes after I made the call, the delivery guy was at our door. So, we were all set.
On Saturday, we made a slight change in plans. Instead of for dinner, we had the food from Sarge’s for lunch. We’ve ordered delivery from Sarge’s many times and always get the same things we have when we eat there.
Chicken Soup with Matzo Ball and Noodles
Hot Pastrami on Rye with Mustard
To heat up the pastrami, I steamed it in a double boiler. I ordered several slices of rye bread. Though I had deli mustard on hand, they sent more. As we always do, we shared one sandwich.
Green and Sour Pickles
I always keep soda in the fridge, so the one difference is that at Sarge’s, he gets Dr. Brown’s Diet Cream.
For dinner, I assembled a meal using pasta which I always keep in the apartment and other items I brought with me from home. I didn’t take any photos, but here’s what we had. We started with a salad composed of garden lettuce mix, a pretty decent plum tomato, goat cheese, and homemade dressing. I then rustled up a favorite of Michael’s — fried spaghetti, made with butter, onion, garlic, and ketchup. For dessert, we finished the Hagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream left over from our postponed Chanukah dinner.
And speaking of postponed dinners, we’ve rescheduled the dinner with Jen and Louis for February 20th.