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Conspiring Against the Green Stuff

Dear E --

I trust you are having a good start to the week! I sure seem to need a lot more coffee on Monday and Tuesday than Wednesday through Sunday. Maybe I'm not the only one?

I have received word that N has prepared corned beef and pastrami for their boiling and smoking on Saturday morning. We will be having a trial run of rye bread today or tomorrow (then it will become rye croutons!).

I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what sort of green stuff goes with corned beef and pastrami on rye. I am starting to think that the boys intentionally select meat products that do not "go" with the green stuff!

I'm browsing Mark Bittman's 101 Simple Salads for the Season (NYT link) for ideas even though it's summer-season-based. A couple of simple, vegetable-heavy salads could be the antidote to mass quantities of meat and carbohydrate.

I was also eyeing this Gourmet recipe for a Lemon Curd Tart with olive oil... maybe in a few weeks.

What say you?

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  1. *pulls out cabbage to do combat with corned beef and pastrami*

  2. G suggested potato salad. And I was also going to suggest oven fried onions rings. Neither of them, meet the green stuff requirement…

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