Monday, April 10, 2006

Tomato With PB and J

I eat soup for lunch,
not always,
but most days.
I love the stuff:
classic chicken noodle,
savory pot roast,
fajita steak with rice and beans,
thick and creamy clam chowder,
so forth,
and so on,
Monday through Friday.
I don’t have a favorite, but
I do miss the tomato
with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,
when there was two to share.

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)


Aurora said...

No pb&j today, but tomato soup for lunch as always.:) Good write, Pat.

Blueprincesa said...

Have you ever tried a Peanut Butter Club sandwich? It's like a CHicken club, but with peanut butter instead of chicken, and no bacon. It's good-- I swear.

Eric said...

the last line is made more poignant by the light tone of the rest. well done. (and i do eat soup for lunch, chunky classic chicken in the microwave container for convenience at work.)

Carol said...

Gotta make lunch soon over here too but I won't make this:

Have you ever heard of Creamy Peanut Butter Soup?

1 can tomato soup
1/4 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth!)
1 1/2 cans milk

In saucepan, gradulally stir soup into peanut butter until well blended; add milk. Heat; stir occasionally.
Makes 3 cups.
Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches.

I had this footnote in my cookbook. "Hubby did not like. All 3 kids did tho. ages 7 1/2, 3 1/2, 2 1/2."

floots said...

it's strange how mundane moments can be imbued with so much emotion
(you've done so here)

polona said...

i agree with eric (lucky aurora already posted her comment) :)

moving last line!

Masago said...

I agree with floots.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

the last line!!!!! great

Russell Ragsdale said...

It is one of those conversations where you discover what you've been talking about all along is not what you've been talking about. Loved it Pat!

bre said...

Again, you make us think w/ that last line.