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An LOL Cat Moment

Someone trying to network with The Cat dropped off some “mini” pies the other day. A mixed variety of savory and sweet.

L

L

PB

PB

Five small take-out containers in all. Her staff took three, chicken pot pie, curry chicken pot pie, and a pumpkin pie. The Cat took home the “L” pie and the “PB” pie. The “L” container contained a lilikoi cream pie.

Lilikoi Cream Pie

Lilikoi Cream Pie

The Cat could’ve sworn the “PB” pie was Portobello mushroom pie. She even opened it to look.

"PB" Pie

“PB” Pie

Uhm, no, it’s peanut butter cream.

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Good thing I like Reese’s Peanut Butter candies. The Cat can’t figure out how a Portobello mushroom pie turned into peanut butter. “Face plant”. Sigh.

At least they were tasty.

Since I’m assuming next week’s work hours will be increasing (still trying to make headway into the church’s finances, the previous accountant left it a shambles), spent today prepping some in our kitchen. Made a bamboo rice, quinoa, mung bean “risotto” for The Cat’s “bentos”.

Toasting

Toasting

Cooked

Cooked

This way, when The Cat packs lunch, I don’t have to cook starch every day.

Also prepped some bacon (I need one more package) for Friday’s office potluck for “Administrative Assistant” Day.

Bacon!

Bacon!

Cooked it in to a “confit”. Planning on making coffee bourbon onion bacon confit, with chips for dipping. More on that later this week.

Oh yeah, note to self, don’t send The Cat out to do grocery shopping. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Fowl Friday

Stomach is 95 percent back to normal. I think once the nasty clam left stomach reset itself. Today, stomach was gassy (excuse me, sorry), and hungry. I had in mind a smoked meat plate lunch, but that lunch wagon didn’t show today (maybe went to a different location?). Sigh. No matter, try a different lunch wagon.

Side

Side

Notice they call themselves a lunchwagon? Not a food truck? Old school represent!

Menu

Menu

Thought I’d better go easy, just in case.

Chicken and Squash Stew, Garlic Fried Rice

Chicken and Squash Stew/Soup, Garlic Fried Rice

Not sure where this dish originates from, Philippines, Japan, Okinawa, dunno. It’s good though, simple, tasty, and “clean” (not too much oils). The fried rice was a surprise too. More like “Spanish rice” style, not so much Chinese, again, tasty. Hit the spot.

Dinner.

Chicken Salad with Cranberries on Politically Incorrect Bread

Chicken Salad with Cranberries on Politically Incorrect Bread

From the downtown 7-Eleven. Very tasty. Must be from their “gourmet” line. Would definite purchase again.

BTW, since I was “out” yesterday, co-worker saved some donuts for me. Cute yeah?

Donuts

Donuts

Two? Must think I’m an oink, not a squeek. Hee hee. Thanks M.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

A Stomach Cleanse

Not voluntary. Feeling a little under the weather. Stomach decided it wanted to rid itself of whatever I ate last night (maybe a bad clam) … so it did, a couple of times. Sorry, WTMI (wayyyy tooooo much info). :(

By this afternoon, the fireworks pretty much calmed down. Felt a little hungry.

Tonight, ate very very clean and light.

Banana, Asian Pear

Banana, Asian Pear

Didn’t even want to risk a couple of prunes.

Multi-Grain Bread

Multi-Grain Bread

No peanut butter, didn’t want to upset the delicate balance of my stomach going off again.

As Scarlett said, “tomorrow is another day”. :)

Eat well.

The Mouse

Lunch.

Cup of Turkey Rice Soup

Cup of Turkey Rice Soup

From the museum next door of the office. This was very good (bits of turkey and ham, and of course, rice), but, no one can touch Aunty M’s turkey bone jook. Sorry Chef Gooch, it is what it is.

Luau Stew, Hapa Rice, Braised Pork Shoulder and Sweet Potato

Luau Stew, Hapa Rice, Braised Pork Shoulder and Sweet Potato, Limu Salsa, Sea Salt

Also from the Mission Social Hall and Cafe. I’ve now tried all the luau stew permutations: sweet potato, pork shoulder, and the sweet potato and pork shoulder combo. I think I like the combo the best. More variety and texture, plus I don’t feel like slipping into a food coma after eating (unlike with just the pork shoulder).

Dinner.

Pre-Assembly

Leftover brown rice, a tin of Japanese seasoned clams, leftover sauteed celery, and green onions from outside.

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Today Mouse’s mixed rice. The Cat took her minions out to dinner (tax day finale) (her pictures tomorrow), The Mouse was left to his own devices, too lazy to “properly” cook.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

 

Silver Lining

Co-worker suggested getting the teriyaki chicken bagel sandwich from here.

Sign

Sign

Picture intentionally blurred to hide the guilty. :(

I’ve priced their food before and seems overpriced, but thought try it once. Walk in, totally ignored by the young staff, talking about whatever, felt like I was in that Nationwide commercial with the “invisible girl”. Got disgusted and walked out. The window sign says “inspiring creativity” (no mention about great service or respecting the customers), I think the owner focused more on form over substance.

Walked next door to here.

Store Front

Store Front

Where I sometimes pick up a sandwich. Today’s special, chicken katsu plate.

Chicken Katsu Plate, Brown Rice

Chicken Katsu Plate, Brown Rice

No extra charge for the brown rice (some places do), kimchi included.

Close Up

Close Up

Awesome chicken katsu, freshly made, no greasy taste, so much food, the take-out box couldn’t close properly. And to top everything off? A dollar less than the bagel sandwich (go figure).

Needless to say, will not be stepping foot into that bagel place anytime soon (coincidentally, there’s another bagel shop a couple of blocks away if I’m ever jonesing for bagels). And, if not for the “great” service, I wouldn’t have gotten the terrific meal. Maybe I should send the bagel shop a thank you note. Heh heh.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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