This blog was a source of joy for about a month earlier this year. I had fun writing it on a regular basis, but life got complicated and I stopped caring about writing about my midday eating habits. It, in itself, was a satisfying meal of steaming creativity. Using a simple meal as a springboard to discuss whatever I felt like was a novel idea. That is until the novelty wore off.
But today, I am returning to this blog, much like I returned to my leftover pasta for lunch today. Specifically, it was rigatoni with grilled red peppers, onions and mozzarella cheese. Was it delicious last night? Yes. Today? Eh… not really. It had some of the characteristics of deliciousness, but was severely lacking in full and rich flavor. Returning to that pasta was something I regretted deeply.
As for returning to this blog? So far, so good.
Today, I ate a roast beef sandwich with cheese, pickles and wasabi mayo. Wasabi mayo is, of course, the lynch pin that holds all sandwiches together for me now. I also had a glass of Trader Joe’s mango lemonade, which is quite a delectable treat of its own. Come to think of it, the wasabi mayo is from Trader Joe’s as well.
Trader Joe’s, gettin’ it done for me again. I’d like to meet this Joe, just to shake his hand.
Today, I ate a true Cuban fiesta in a bowl. The original fiesta occurred last night, however. Today was the festive leftovers.
The problem is that I spent my morning at the dentist, so eating is kind of weird right now. I’m never clear on when/what/how long I should wait to eat after getting a tooth filled. Also, the Novocaine made eating an interesting endeavor as sensation and movement are currently dulled. The increasing throbbing in my gum, however, means that I should be feeling the repercussions of eating soon enough.
By the way, the chicken fiesta was splendid, succulent and bursting with flavor last night. This afternoon, reheated in a microwave for two minutes exactly, it was a boring party that I couldn’t wait to leave. And I feel kind of sick now.
Not true for peppercorn crusted seared Ahi tuna leftover from Sunday night’s dinner.
Today, I ate a turkey sandwich with havarti cheese, pickles and wasabi mayo on wheat. Havarti sounds like a fancy cheese and it tastes pretty good, but it’s actually the cheapest sliced cheese that Trader Joe’s has to offer. As for the wasabi mayo, that was probably one of the better purchase decisions my wife and I made in years. Better than our new car, better than that suit she uses for work, better than all six seasons of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on DVD.
That’s how good wasabi mayo really is.
Honey turkey sandwich on wheat with Chex mix (traditional style).
Today, I ate leftover turkey and spinach meatballs. They are a delicious combination of turkey, spinach, Parmesan cheese and love, balled up for your digestion pleasure. There was bread involved as well, but no pasta. You’d think there’d be pasta but, dear readers, your favorite lunchtime author is full of surprises.
For instance, did you know that the largest state in the union is Alaska?
Surprised? Sure you are.