lunch has been brought to you by my mad scientist streak.
vegetables include cabbage, broccoli, mushrooms,
and sweet & sour lotus rootlets, cooked in olive
oil. I would have included some carrot as well, but
I was working with what was in the fridge at the moment.
The mutant hot dog... well,
you've seen hot dog octopi,
which have curly legs? Cut hot dogs curl, with the inner
edge of the curl being the skin. (The meat expands,
the skin doesn't.) I was in a whimsical mood, and made
a bunch of semirandom cuts all over the dog. I had no
idea it would look like this after I microwaved it!
It reminds me of the vines they draw around lettering
in medieval illuminated scrolls. I packed the rice
in a triangle shape for that reason; I thought it would
set off the mutant hot dog nicely.
On the other side of the divider I have a pair of
manjuu. It's been a while since I made those!
This time I filled them with, not an pan, but chocolate
covered macadamias, one each. They taste as good as
they sound. Since they remind me of fruit with pits,
like peaches, I call them drupe