An end of a decade ended with a pastrami sandwich. I think all my Jewish family members would agree, that nothing is better than Russian dressing, coleslaw, and slices of warm pastrami between Rye bread. The Pastrami Queen makes a great sandwich. Even though I went to high school in the neighborhood of this Jewish deli, I had never stepped inside. So, I treated my mother to one of her favorite meals.
My mom and I split a sandwich, shared a huge bowl of mushroom barley soup, and a side of kasha varnishkas.
Tangy Russian dressing elevates the peppery taste of the meat and sour notes of slaw. Rye bread only makes sense to absorb all of the juices that might run past fingers and down wrists.
My mom and I must have been a sight; dressed in semi-formal attire, devouring huge sandwiches without taking breaths for air. I think the family of four sitting next to us was slightly horrified, but it didn't matter. It was a good year, so why not end it with a delightful sandwich.
We didn't forget about our other sides and proceeded to drench the kasha in a gravy served on the side, and attempted to consume all of the soup, but there was just too much. Once we were finished we sat back and just laughed. Imagine if we had ordered a sandwich each. Oy! The best part, is that we probably would have finished that off to.
Happy New Year all!
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