box stars forest octopi,
which is simply hot dogs packed in steamed broccoli
so it looks like octopi in a forest. Is that poetic
imagery or what? I also have real octopus in the form
of takoyaki, plus rice
blocks with nori, sesame seeds, and shrimp furikake,
mochi (mochiko version).
When I packed the lunch both of the hot dog octopi
were submerged in broccoli. I just have one posed on
top here, as if on lookout, because... well, it looked
cooler. So there.
By the way, if you pose the octopi on a plate, with
the legs around them, holding the head upright, when
you microwave them the legs will curl photogenically.
I just found that out.