Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hope Food

Ohgod, only two days and 16 hours left in our long national nightmare.
But who's counting?
(Oh, sorry, was I shouting?)
One needs comfort, even so.
Cranky craved a tuna melt, and as it is still birthday month, he got one.
This is decidedly lowbrow, but Cranky managed to poof it up into upperbrow.
The bread: Local bakery roll, cut in half.
The tuna: A's do Mar.
The trimmin's: Olive oil, a smidge of mayo, some lovely chopped olives.
The cheese: Gruyère. What a fop.
Broil, eat, gloat.
I had something else for lunch, myself. Something even comfortier.
But. Hope!!


dancingmorganmouse said...

A good cheezy, mealty samich is a mighty fine thing.
We are a smidgen excited over this way too!

cookiecrumb said...

Morgan: A lot of us are quivery, because we've had our teeth kicked in for eight years. After I learned Obama had won the election, I couldn't even process it mentally for three days.
So. Hope!
And cheezy, mealty sammich.
Sending positive USA vibes your way.

kudzu said...

Here's Barack's recipe for a tuna sandwich (you can do the melt afterward, of course): tuna, mayo, Dijon and chopped gherkins. Yep. Actual footage of him, making sammies for his daughters. Honest.

So Cranky was in synch with the times--hope,cheezy, fishy hope for us all!!!

Foodista said...

Yummy! Great post!

namastenancy said...

HOPE - the best dish you can eat. I'm almost afraid to hope too much because the pile of poop is so damn high. But I've been eating a lot of comfort foods myself - bad for the waistline but good for the soul I'll have to try Cranky's version of tuna melt. I've got good tuna, Acme bread and all the fixin's except for the cheese. So, off to Cowgirl Creamery to support our local economy. Here's to Tuesday!

cookiecrumb said...

Kudzu: How did you get your hands on the Obama family cookbook? Chili, cobbler, and now this! You are brilliant.

Foodista: You are sweet!

Nancy: Well, based on Kudzu's knowledge of the Obamawich, and the coincidence of Cranky's melt, perhaps we should call this the year of the tuna sandwich. I wouldn't mind.

pea said...

o, that reminds me of my childhood. but twenty times better...i am so anxious (in a good way) about tuesday i cant sleep for more than two hours at a time.

Mimi said...

One day and eighteen hours left. What on earth will you be mad about then? I think you should change the name of your blog. :0)

cookiecrumb said...

Pea: Here it is Sunday evening, and I'm just *scouring* the news sites for -- what -- reassurance? Shouldn't I be sitting on the sofa watching football?
Be brave.

Mimi: People have suggested that I should change the name, but I'll always find something to be mad about, I figure. Even if it's just mad in the "crazy" British sense.

Sweet Bird said...

I could not agree with you more - not too much longer and the big stupid oaf is out!

I hope that if he really does become MLB commissioner he starts a war between teams though...because I'm snarky like that.

Kailyn said...

One day ten hours. Could it really be? And yeah, I'm taking a vacation day on Tuesday because who can really work on that day?

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cookiecrumb said...

Sweet Bird: If he becomes MLB commish, I'm afraid America's pastime is down the tubes. He wrecks everything he touches; even traded Sammy Sosa.

Kailyn: I'm already planning what to wear and what to eat tomorrow morning. I think champagne is on the menu.

cook eat FRET said...

for the record
because i know you're keeping one
i am a total tuna melt kinda gal
LOVE the tuna melt

Sophie said...

Definitely something I want to be eating on a Friday night, all delivery is put to shame with that photo!

cookiecrumb said...

ceF: How cool to hear that it's not bottarga all the time! (But wait. Wouldn't that be good on a melt?)

Sophie: It's so Date Food! Happy Friday.