Today was a full day for us.  It began with our usual Dante discussion. We have ascended to Purgatorio. Breakfast consisted of coffee, juice, red grapes, cottage cheese and a sausage cream cheese croissant.
At 9:50 or so, Eric and the girls came to take us off to the Museum of Russian Art. We sampled some blueberry tea in the gift shop, where you could not escape the sweet aroma.
Afterwards, we returned to the apartment for lunch.  Olivia put together the Caesar-salad-from-a-bag, but we forgot about it because there was so much else on the table: baby carrots, left-over red grapes, chicken gorgonzola pene pasta salad, and "Lisa sandwiches" New England Grinders.
We ended the meal with Deborah’s home made chocolate chip cookies and a little bit of Celestial Seasoning’s Rice Dream Ice Cream.
Well, what do you expect when you only pay $1.99 for a 5- lb pasta salad kit?  The kit was boxed for institutions, I think.  The pasta was already cooked and was sealed in plastic. The dressing and the chopped walnuts were in separate bags. Following the instructions on the dressing bag, I added chopped red onion and red grapes.  Joel didn’t like the idea of fruit with pasta salad (surprise.). The pene was not a good texture. The dressing was alright.
Gorgonzola?American Heritage Dictionary

Gor·gon·zo·la  (gôr’gən-zō’lə)  
n.   A pungent, blue-veined, pressed Italian cheese made of cow’s milk.
[After Gorgonzola, a town of northern Italy.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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