Tic Tac Toe Bento

Another discounted bento. The primary goal was to pick-up another box of boba ice cream bar for The Cat, no brown sugar, settled for milk tea, try try. But the discounted bento looked good.


Miso butterfish! The Mouse got the inari sushi and the sesame mochi ball, The Cat got the rest either for dinner or today’s bento box.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

Grocery Store Picks

Just a few odds and ends.

First, The Mouse found Japanese ume candy.


No, The Mouse can’t read Japanese, the picture of ume kinda said it all. Hee hee.


Definite ume taste, not super sour/tart. The Mouse likes. Now jonesing for onigiri. Hee hee.

Sunday dinner, discounted bento.


Under $3.00! The Mouse took the inari, shared the gobo, fish, and gyoza. The Cat got the shrimp, ginger, part of the gobo, and fish in her noodle soup.

The Cat’s Noods Bowl

With cabbage. The Cat slurped.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse


A new client for The Cat, opened a scones shop. Owner was kind enough and brought over some samples.

October Special

Chocolate chip and other goodies.


And white chocolate. The same combination that Chef P uses in his truffles. Taste as good as the truffles. Don’t tell him I wrote that. Hee hee.

This new pastry chef, didn’t get her name, also does Shanghai style dim sum, not in the shop yet. The Mouse can’t wait for chef to put them on the menu. Mmm. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

Tendon Pho

The Cat was in the mood for pho. Neighborhood Vietnamese noodle house had beef and tendon pho on the menu. The Mouse asked if they could do only tendon. They could.

The Cat’s Pho ingredients

Soup and garnish separate. Noodles didn’t get soggy, garnish didn’t wilt. Good job.

The Mouse not so much a pho fan. Opted for the vermicelli with spring roll and grilled chicken.

The Mouse’s Mess

Oh, sneak peek of near future post.


Stay safe and well.

The Mouse



Ugh! Forgot to push publish, again. 

Another small-kid time favorite from the school cafeteria. If The Mouse was lucky enough to work in the cafeteria with meatloaf on the menu. Heaven. The gravy was the best. 

Meatloaf dinner from the neighborhood grocery store.

Meatloaf Plate Lunch, Gravy all over

Pretty close to small-kid time hanabata days, even down to the corn side. 🙂

Sometimes, if not most times, at the end of the lunch shift, there would be extra rice, or mash potato, and, most important, extra gravy. The cafeteria ladies would let the students workers have a bowl of rice (or mash) with gravy. 

“Will work for rice and gravy”. Hee hee.

Have a great weekend.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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