21. Self-Conscious Sauce

Winter break was set to begin Thursday so we scrambled to use up all the produce we had left in the refrigerator. Tomatoes were on my hit list for the day and I planned to make my special pasta sauce. I didn’t normally make it because it could only be done with fresh tomatoes, and…

20. Plastered Pierogies

I left Burton at his door while he waited for a cab to take him to the bus station. I walked home quickly, frustrated that I was drunk and still had to make pierogies by six o’clock even though I’d never made pierogis before. It was difficult. I mixed the flour, egg and sour cream together,…

6. Goodbye Gnocchi

The buzzer went off. It was Brett making one of his unannounced visits. I went downstairs to let him in, though I didn’t know why. People who showed up at your house without calling first were terribly rude. What was even more rude about Brett was that he didn’t care if you had better things…