Before you say anything, try it. I know it looks decidedly vibrant and slightly unctuous, but you have to trust me when I say that warmed, tinned mushy peas on toast with a sprinkling of black pepper and a drizzle of mint sauce is one of the most comforting foods you could possibly wish to eat.
Obviously this comes with the caveat that you must love all the various ingredients in order to even attempt to put them together. ‘It’s ok,’ doesn’t cut the mustard in this particular case.
However, if you have ticked all the criteria, then try you must, as there is something absolutely outstanding about this combination which will make you wonder why it hasn’t been in your life earlier. A perfect lunch, a wonderful afternoon snack, and suppertime just will not be the same again.
The other thing in it’s favour is the speed with which it delivers. For me, at the moment, this is crucial. I am, as some of you may be aware, not a fan of the bought sandwich, which flops, unenthusiastically out of it’s packet like a wet dog’s ear, although I understand completely why it is so popular amongst the busy.
That said, barring the odd occasion where needs must, I just cannot bring myself to dine on the mass produced, cold, and unfulfilling. However, if you sashay to the left, just a little, in your thought process, the light bite medium that the sandwich has dominated for so long can be easily replaced by something much more enjoyable.
Invariably, but not exclusively, on toast.
Meanwhile this week’s shenanigans have flown by. The highlight? My wee boy became a knight. Oh yes. In the glorious place he attends, along with his two friends, they held a ceremony with a story created just for them, telling about their heroic actions in order to help others, culminating in them all being deigned worthy of being knighted with the wooden swords they had spent months making. I cannot tell you just how much this makes my heart glow from the inside out. Every nuance of translation touches my soul, but perhaps it is the mantra they were asked to learn which transcends into everyday life the most.
I have strength and courage
to do what is right,
To protect those in need,
For I am a knight