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#1 Janie

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:28 PM

We have a, "What's for dinner" thread. Why not a lunch thread?


So, what's for lunch today? What are you eating?

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:32 PM

IDK about you, but the dinners I prepare are always things that I know the family will eat. Or at least, food that they won't fuss over. Everyone is very much into meat and potatoes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

When it comes to lunch, I get to make whatever I want and don't have to worry about anyone else. I live for this meal.

Lunch today:

Octopus Salad
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Iíve never tried it before. It looked interesting. The taste was good but it was really chewy. Since I havenít had it before, Iím not quite sure if thatís what the texture is supposed to be like. I was imagining a much softer texture, like calamari.


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:09 PM

Oh my word.  You really ate that?  Wow.


I had leftover pasta with marinara.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jan 21 2011, 03:09 PM)
Oh my word.  You really ate that?  Wow.

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Yeah...I don't think I could have eaten that either. I don't get too adventurous when it comes to food.

I had a sliced steak sandwich with onion rings at Foley's Pub in midtown Manhattan. It was very delicious.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:28 PM

I ate one hotdog in a bun with only a slice of cheese and mustard.

I also had chips and a coke.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:36 PM

Chili today

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

greek salad with a spinach slice of pizza from my local place.  they make great greek salad because they don't scimp on the feta cheese.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:16 PM

I really hate lunch.  I like my food fresh so bringing along an already-made sandwhich that has sat around since being made at 6am is disgusting to me.  Buying lunch everyday is way too expensive so I eat plain stuff most of the time.

Today I had a bagel and cream cheese - toasted at work and I keep a tub of cream cheese in our lounge fridge. Ate an apple earlier, some strawberries later and a Hugemongus cookie from the restaurant downstairs because I said f*** it, I'm in the mood for something sweet and regretful.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:12 PM

Anybody else know what forum this belongs in? wink.gif

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (Natch @ Jan 21 2011, 01:20 PM)
QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jan 21 2011, 03:09 PM)
Oh my word.† You really ate that?† Wow.

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Yeah...I don't think I could have eaten that either. I don't get too adventurous when it comes to food.

I had a sliced steak sandwich with onion rings at Foley's Pub in midtown Manhattan. It was very delicious.

I think I am very adventurous when it comes to food. One rule I have is that whenever I go to the same restaurant twice, I have to pick something different from last time and it has to be something either I've never had before or something that I wouldn't make at home.

I wasn't wowed by the octopus salad. I will try it one more time from another restaurant though because I'm curious about the texture. I'm thinking maybe it was just this batch that maybe wasn't prepared correctly?

Anyway, I have to add that I grew up with parents who did not cook. Preparing a meal in their book meant opening a can or box. I didn't even have real mashed potatoes until my 20s I think. (It was always that boxed, powdered stuff.) I love food and get a kick out of exploring different dishes.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE (Silas Lang @ Jan 21 2011, 03:36 PM)
Chili today

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Same here. I can live off of chili drool1.gif

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:37 PM



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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE (Janie @ Jan 22 2011, 04:32 AM)
IDK about you, but the dinners I prepare are always things that I know the family will eat. Or at least, food that they won't fuss over. Everyone is very much into meat and potatoes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

When it comes to lunch, I get to make whatever I want and don't have to worry about anyone else. I live for this meal.

Lunch today:

Octopus Salad
user posted image

Iíve never tried it before. It looked interesting. The taste was good but it was really chewy. Since I havenít had it before, Iím not quite sure if thatís what the texture is supposed to be like. I was imagining a much softer texture, like calamari.

Any way you eat octopus it's going to be chewy.  If you ever go to a Japanese restaurant stateside (I doubt they'd have it but) ask for takoyaki.  It's a kind of octopus dumpling that has batter surrounding the octopus core.  
Even better than that is deep fried octopus.   yes.gif

I read on the board somewhere that you're not much of a beer drinker BUT both of the octopus dishes I mentioned go extremely with beer  yes.gif  trink38.gif  yes.gif  trink38.gif

[edited to add]: Takoyaki is a local specialty here in Osaka so yeah, you can say that I've had it a million times.   smile.gif
But any Japanese person will know what it is no matter what.  

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 22 January 2011 - 06:56 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Jan 22 2011, 06:55 AM)
QUOTE (Janie @ Jan 22 2011, 04:32 AM)
IDK about you, but the dinners I prepare are always things that I know the family will eat. Or at least, food that they won't fuss over. Everyone is very much into meat and potatoes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

When it comes to lunch, I get to make whatever I want and don't have to worry about anyone else. I live for this meal.

Lunch today:

Octopus Salad
user posted image

Iíve never tried it before. It looked interesting. The taste was good but it was really chewy. Since I havenít had it before, Iím not quite sure if thatís what the texture is supposed to be like. I was imagining a much softer texture, like calamari.

Any way you eat octopus it's going to be chewy.  If you ever go to a Japanese restaurant stateside (I doubt they'd have it but) ask for takoyaki.  It's a kind of octopus dumpling that has batter surrounding the octopus core.  
Even better than that is deep fried octopus.   yes.gif

I read on the board somewhere that you're not much of a beer drinker BUT both of the octopus dishes I mentioned go extremely with beer  yes.gif  trink38.gif  yes.gif  trink38.gif

[edited to add]: Takoyaki is a local specialty here in Osaka so yeah, you can say that I've had it a million times.   smile.gif
But any Japanese person will know what it is no matter what.

i don't care how much beer i've had, it's not gong to make that dish look good to me. tongue.gif  

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (Janie @ Jan 21 2011, 02:32 PM)
IDK about you, but the dinners I prepare are always things that I know the family will eat. Or at least, food that they won't fuss over. Everyone is very much into meat and potatoes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

When it comes to lunch, I get to make whatever I want and don't have to worry about anyone else. I live for this meal.

Lunch today:

Octopus Salad
user posted image

Iíve never tried it before. It looked interesting. The taste was good but it was really chewy. Since I havenít had it before, Iím not quite sure if thatís what the texture is supposed to be like. I was imagining a much softer texture, like calamari.

This looks excellent. I will trade you for the chicken caesar salad that I am going to eat later.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:38 AM

i prefer deep fried calamari.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Jan 22 2011, 04:55 AM)
QUOTE (Janie @ Jan 22 2011, 04:32 AM)

Lunch today:
Octopus Salad

Iíve never tried it before. It looked interesting. The taste was good but it was really chewy. Since I havenít had it before, Iím not quite sure if thatís what the texture is supposed to be like. I was imagining a much softer texture, like calamari.

Any way you eat octopus it's going to be chewy.  If you ever go to a Japanese restaurant stateside (I doubt they'd have it but) ask for takoyaki.  It's a kind of octopus dumpling that has batter surrounding the octopus core.  
Even better than that is deep fried octopus.   yes.gif

I read on the board somewhere that you're not much of a beer drinker BUT both of the octopus dishes I mentioned go extremely with beer  yes.gif  trink38.gif  yes.gif  trink38.gif

[edited to add]: Takoyaki is a local specialty here in Osaka so yeah, you can say that I've had it a million times.   smile.gif
But any Japanese person will know what it is no matter what.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was really curious about the texture. I did a search for best places in Seattle for takoyaki and apparently the Asian grocer Uwajimaya offers the best. I was surprised by this. I thought one of the more expensive downtown restaurants would be a top choice. I love this store and will try their takoyaki. And thank you so much for the suggestion. I can't wait to try it!  smile.gif  

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE (ReflectedLight @ Jan 22 2011, 09:38 AM)
i prefer deep fried calamari.

This makes me drool.

I love calamari. It's one of my favorite dishes.

I would eat that, crab cakes and pad thai for the rest of my life.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:30 PM

I eat a lot of Lean Cuisine/Smart Ones/Healthy Choice frozen entrees. Today was no exception - Lean Cuisine Hunan Beef stir-fry.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (Janie @ Jan 23 2011, 09:00 AM)
QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Jan 22 2011, 04:55 AM)
QUOTE (Janie @ Jan 22 2011, 04:32 AM)

Lunch today:
Octopus Salad

Iíve never tried it before. It looked interesting. The taste was good but it was really chewy. Since I havenít had it before, Iím not quite sure if thatís what the texture is supposed to be like. I was imagining a much softer texture, like calamari.

Any way you eat octopus it's going to be chewy.  If you ever go to a Japanese restaurant stateside (I doubt they'd have it but) ask for takoyaki.  It's a kind of octopus dumpling that has batter surrounding the octopus core.  
Even better than that is deep fried octopus.   yes.gif

I read on the board somewhere that you're not much of a beer drinker BUT both of the octopus dishes I mentioned go extremely with beer  yes.gif  trink38.gif  yes.gif  trink38.gif

[edited to add]: Takoyaki is a local specialty here in Osaka so yeah, you can say that I've had it a million times.   smile.gif
But any Japanese person will know what it is no matter what.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was really curious about the texture. I did a search for best places in Seattle for takoyaki and apparently the Asian grocer Uwajimaya offers the best. I was surprised by this. I thought one of the more expensive downtown restaurants would be a top choice. I love this store and will try their takoyaki. And thank you so much for the suggestion. I can't wait to try it!  smile.gif

No prob.   trink39.gif
I can't imagine paying a ton of money for it since here they're sold in small shops or stands similar to hot dog vendors.  But yeah, they're worth a sample.  I tend to get them without the mayo but with the mayo IS how they're generally served.  All in all I prefer the deep fried octo but I think the takoyaki would be harder to find in those parts.  
Back in the day stateside, I used to spend a lot of time shopping in Asian grocers.  Now, I'm surrounded by Asian grocers!!!   tongue.gif  

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 22 January 2011 - 08:42 PM.





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