WHAT’S FOR DINNER AT THE DESK?
“Yankee Chop Suey”–no pepper or onion–
Is on the menu tonight…
Combined with some older meat sauce
It tastes all right!
Drinking cold coffee-pot’s nearly emptied–
To stiffen an upper lip…
More advantageous than wolfing down toffee
With each character-building sip!
For dessert, some day-old yogurt,
Sealed but slightly warm…
If it were open then I’d face danger
But now it shouldn’t harm.
**Yankee Chop Suey is macaroni in a tomato-based meat sauce, often made with green pepper and onions. I’ve seen it served in the Northeastern U.S..