WHAT’S FOR DINNER AT THE DESK?

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.

–Jonathan Caswell

**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..

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