Color blocks for lunch

15 Dec

I’ve been running out of time, ideas and energy this past week, and actually fell asleep in my daughter’s room as I was tucking her into bed.  I remember – I snuck one of our cats into the little one’s crib by bribing the cat with her “blankie” which she ecstatically kneads every night with her paws.  I then went to my older daughter’s room, ran my fingers through her hair while singing a Japanese lullaby, and then lay down next to her just … for… a second…

I woke up about half an hour later, panicked, realizing I still hadn’t thought of today’s lunch, the dog was outside in the yard, I hadn’t unloaded the dishwasher, the Christmas cards were still where I left them….

So I decided for today, simple is better.  The ingredients, with the exception of the patterning in the rice reminded me of color blocks.

Here we go:

Chopped Blanched spinach, well-drained (and wrung) seasoned with ponzu dressing

Steamed beet slices

Boiled egg

Multi-grain (quinoa, barley, brown rice, millet and wheat berries) rice with salmon furikake, or rice seasoning with seaweed, sesame seeds, katsuobushi, flaked salmon and salt.


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