I'd have a Halloween-themed lunch, but circumstances
conspired against it. I was sick on Tuesday, and
didn't eat the lunch I packed Monday night. So, here
it is, a day late, all non-Halloweenish.
Anyway! Here's unagi
no kabayaki over rice.
(Is eel Halloweenish? No? Oh well, I had to try.) That
dark corner has baked
eggplant slices alternating with beets because I
was curious as to how the flavors would work together.
Up above that is some marinated, stir-fried tofu
under a "rainbow" of steamed
long beans, and, finally, baby bananas over in the corner.
By the way, I am not entirely bereft of Halloween
spirit. Far from it! In my office I wore a kimono I
sewed myself. Out of denim. With a pants-leg obi. And,
as happens every year, I got dragooned into doing several