After the museum we headed to the Clintonville neighborhood to Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse,
However, though we'd returned home, the day was not yet over; later that evening we went out to The Drexel,
Normally Tommy, his friend Emily, Randy, and Anusha come for Sunday dinner, which they did this Sunday as well. But this time they spent some time looking at Tom's and my wedding album,
"40th Anniversary is green bean," I heard her say.
"Green bean?" I asked.
"No," Emily laughed, "Ruby!"
I'd misheard, but upon reflection I think that for us Green Bean would be a more apt symbol; after all, I don't own any rubies, or any jewelry, really, except my wedding rings and an assortment of earrings and watches, most of which came from Meijer's, Kohl's or Target.
Green beans, on the other hand, has been sort of an iconic presence throughout our married, life,
Green Beans Almondine
4 cans of French-cut green beans
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Lawry's garlic salt
Melt about 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the almonds and saute until light brown, be careful not to let them burn. Drain the green beans. Add to the almonds in the pan the green beans, the rest of the butter, the Lawry's garlic salt to taste and parsely. Cook until the green beans are heated through.