lunch was brought to you by improvisation. Improvisation
is how to deal with such potential disasters such as
a shortage of panko when making potato croquettes. Not
that I'd ever believe that I had a bag of panko in the
cabinet when the fact was otherwise, but if I ever did,
I'd substitute more flour and dub the result
Improvisation also leads to such brilliant innovations
as bacon musubi. "Musubi"
means knot (more or less - you know how rarely Japanese
and English words match one-to-one) which makes Spam
musubi all the more inexplicable. Well, bacon musubi
are comparatively literal. I cut up a few pieces
of turkey bacon into thin strips, tied each in a knot,
and microwaved them. Hey, why not? It's no sillier than
putting faces on rice balls.
And then there's steamed
broccoli - a lot of it, hidden like a forest beneath
bacon butterflies - steamed
kabocha, and strawberries. Mmm.