Apartment update -
View from the bedroom – through the galley kitchen, and into the living room. Far away on the left side is the spiral staircase to the downstairs level. This was taken our first day in the new home as we were unpacking. Cous looks in at B as he snaps the pic.
We were 95% unpacked the first weekend, and I believe we are still at that level. We are currently using our extra room for storage until we figure out what to do with it. Our refrigerator came today while I was at work (thank you B for staying home to accept it and oversee its installation). We chose this one – Blomberg 1040 W – it’s white with stainless steel handles. I was inspired by this kitchen I saw on Pinterest.
Some lunches – bento me, please!
After realizing that my veggieful lunches were probably not helping my stomach situation, I opted to go for a different type of lunch. Fewer veggies, but more things like rice and protein. Here are a few samples of what I’ve been enjoying. My office is a few blocks away from a street with about 5 Japanese lunch places so I’ve been frequenting all of them often.
This is a rice bowl – it’s simply rice, topped with scrambled egg and ground chicken. From a Japanese store – Cafe Zaiya – on 41st Street between Madison and 5th. There were peas that I discarded.
Another day I chose a more traditional bento box from the same cafe – Japanese pickes, salmon, meatloaf, veggies (kabocha, broccoli, carrots, tomato), seasoned rice, and some creamy noodles. Not wanting to upset my stomach, I didn’t quite finish the whole box. I think I ate all the rice and then most of the other goodies.
Saving the best for last – the bento box below was my favorite – meatball things (chicken), salad (didn’t eat this part unfortunately), kinpira (sauteed burdock and carrot), kabocha (squash), egg, and seaweed. It also came with a bowl of white rice that I enjoyed immensely.
One thing that does not bother my stomach is champagne This is my favorite kind. It’s not too sweet, and gives me just the right amount of buzz. I also like white wine. I would enjoy red, but it gives me a headache (even organic) so I don’t have it often.
What do you like to eat for lunch? Do you drink wine or champagne (hopefully not at lunch though!)?