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Rice Bowls

What The Mouse ate yesterday.

First, Mouse made. “Brunch”.

Brunch

Trader Joe’s rice blend, soy beans, smoked pork from Pipikaula and Pickles, wasabi sesame seeds.

The Cat yum cha-ed (is that a word?) at Jade Dynasty. The Cat texted The Mouse that she was bringing home a pork belly rice bowl.

What The Cat Saw

Warning: “objects in restaurants are smaller than they appear”. To paraphrase. Hee hee.

The Actual Take-Out

There was also leftover tofu and cucumber from The Cat’s lunch. While a bit on the light side, three pieces of pork belly, about one scoop of rice, just enough for a light dinner. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

Random Friday

No Hawaiian plate this week.

Coworker got her hands on a Goteborg sausage from Kauai, and shared some with the office. For some reason which The Mouse does not know yet. A Kauai regional food. I don’t think any other island favors Goteborg sausage as much as Kauai. More research is needed.

Goteborg Sausage

Of course The Mouse had to try. For breakfast. Hee hee.

Sausage went well with the planned breakfast.

Vegemite Toast and Dried Plums

With Earl Grey tea. Director brought back a tea bag variety from her trip to Disneyland. Tea. Not Mickey hats. Sigh.

Finally got to try the “Student Special #1” from St. Louis Drive Inn down the hill from campus. Highly recommended by a coworker from the old job.

Student Special #1

Two burgers, French fries, drink. Six bucks.

Chomp View

Burger, a little sauce, bun. No other accoutrements. Super old school. On the plus side, burger wasn’t drowned in sauce. On the minus side, no lettuce/tomato (at least lettuce). Good to try though.

Another coworker brought in something she didn’t want for the two known food enthusiasts in the office.

Dragonfruit!

Coworker is not a vegetable/fruit eater plus not adventurous in the eating arena. The Mouse offered to cut a piece for her. Nope. That’s okay, The Cat and The Mouse benefit. 🙂

Nom!

Since The Mouse didn’t have lau lau and or kalua pork on Friday, picked up a little “cat food” on the way home. 🙂

Hamachi Poke

And a little “mouse treat” too.

Smoked Salmon Poke

The hamachi poke for dinner, the smoked salmon poke to snack on.

The Cat had lunch at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Eggplant Parmesan

The Cat brought home a little mousie bag, went into the freezer, probably will end up as part of one of The Cat’s bento next week.

Have a good weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Eating at the Desk

You saw The Cat’s bento yesterday, This was The Mouse’s “bento”.

Burdock Root, SPAM Musubi, Tuna Salad Musubi, Leftover Grilled Chicken

Musubi and vegetable from Mana Musubi.

Sign

Used to be Mana Bu’s, I think the original owner sold the business. While quality is still high, something is missing. Maybe the “magic”? Dunno.

University is closing its accounting books. Lots of tasks. First year for The Mouse. Lots of eating at the desk. Sigh. Hopefully it will end soon.

Happy Friday!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

The Mouse Being Pake

Panda Express has a survey/feedback offer on their receipts. Take the survey (about a minute or so), and on the next purchase, Panda Express will comp one side dish or an extra choice upgrade to a two choice plate.

Take-Out Box

“Gourmet” is a little of a stretch but whatever. I don’t think “decent” is a good marketing term. Hee hee.

Deal kinda makes sense for The Cat and The Mouse, for nine bucks, we can get a couple of meals (not full meals, but parts).

Grilled Chicken, Broccoli Beef, Mixed Vegetables, White Rice

Panda Express lets customers split the “starch” choice into two halves. This time The Mouse choose rice and mixed veggies.

The rice goes to The Cat’s bento today. The chicken goes to The Mouse’s lunch bag. The Cat and Mouse ate the veggies and broccoli for dinner.

The comp side, green beans and chicken, also went into The Cat’s bento.

The Cat’s Bento

Rice, green beans and chicken, Okinawan sweet potato, corn, soy beans, fresh turnip tops.

What a deal. Hee hee.

BTW, filling out the survey again for this trip for another free side. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Try Try

The Mouse likes turnip greens, The Mouse also likes canned spinach, so, canned turnip greens …

Can

Not familiar with “Southern style”, but The Mouse will give it a try.

Inside

From watching TV, looks like some Southern method of cooking vegetables is low and slow, so canned greens, Southern style seems to fit.

The Mouse made a plate, warmed in the toaster oven.

TV Dinner 🙂

Canned Vienna sausage, leftover baked potato (from Sunday), and canned turnip greens.

The greens were a little too “seasoned” for The Mouse’s taste. An “acquired taste”. The Mouse not used to the flavoring/seasoning.  Didn’t mind the texture though. Maybe next time, give the greens a quick rinse to tone down the seasoning. All in all, not bad, just not something The Mouse would actively seek.

Try try. Hee hee.

Gonna get some canned spinach. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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