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Being the musings of Your Obedient Servant, Great Stone Face, moose enthusiast.

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Location: Northern Virginia, United States

I'm interested in humor contests, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, University of New Hampshire hockey and football, and Ohio State University football and hockey -- and, of course, moose.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mr. Bento Lunch for Friday, June 1

Here's the lunch I'm taking to work on June 1, 2007, in my Mr. Bento. The fried cauliflower and kibbeh are from a nearby Lebanese deli. The strawberries, tomato, and pickled egg are from a Maryland farmstand. The basil's from our deck herb garden. The soup's from Progresso.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lunch for May 31st

Mr. Bento - May 31, 2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
Here's an outdoor shot of the lunch (and breakfast) I plan to take to work in Mr. Bento on May 31, 2007. It's surrounded by our deck herb garden -- basil and thyme.

The owl seems a little too interested in my lunch.

Mr. Bento - Thursday, May 31, Lunch

Mr. Bento - May 31, 2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
Here's the lunch I plan to take to work in Mr. Bento on May 31, 2007. We went to Ocean City, MD, over Memorial Day weekend and made a stop at a famrstand on the way home. Too early for Maryland produce, except strawberries, so the tomato is from the Carolinas somewhere. The beet pickle egg is Pennsylvaia Amish. The chocolate turtle and its raisin and almond eggs are sugar-free. The minestrone is Progresso, but the basil and thyme are from our deck herb garden. The rickecakes (Quaker) and pumpkin butter (Carolinas) are really from breakfast.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mr. Bento - May 24th's Breakfast + Lunch

Mr. Bento - 05/24/2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
Here's the breakfast and lunch I've packed for Thurs., May 24, 2007. Except for the tea and the brown bread with pumpkin butter, they're leftovers.

The rotisserie roast chicken is from Giant Food.

The smokey vegetarian blackeyed peas and stewed tomatoes were a drained can of Bush's blackeyed peas with a can of Contadina stewed tomatoes. In a saucepan, I sauteed until opaque a half-cup of diced onion in three tablespoons of olive oil. I added the drained bean and the stewed tomatoes, and mixd them up with a half-teaspoon of liquid smoke. Stirred it up and warmed it half-covered over low-medium heat for 40 minutes to thicken the sauce -- it still stayed preety liquid. I served it over a half and half mixture of brown basmati rice and white jasmine rice I cooked in the rice cooker.

For breakfast, the brown bread is good old B+M canned; the pumpkin butter is from a farmstand in the Carolinas.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mr. Bento - Thursday, May 17th, Lunch

Mr. Bento - 05/17/2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
I threw this together fast because I ended up eating Thursday's lunch for a quick dinner Wednesday night

Mr. Bento - Weds., May 16th, Lunch

Mr. Bento 05-16-2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
After I got out of the hospital, I teleworked for while, then went to the office twice a week. I bought Mr. Bento so I wouldn't have to go upstairs to the cafeteria or out of our office building for lunch. Great news, this week I'm going to the office three days in a row. More Mr. Bento usage!

Upper left is a yaki genmai onigiri (toasted brown rice ball). I made the onigiri. Upper right are kichels my mother-in-law brought to us from Florida for Mother's Day. Bottom left are roasted tomatoes.. The roasted tomatoes are from Wegman's "olive" bar, as are the marinated portobellos with peppers on the bottom right. Also on the bottom right is shrimp and TJ's roasted corn with mayo and Old Bay for seasoning.

The basil is from our deck garden, so I put it on everything, except the kichels.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mr. Bento - May 15th Lunch

Mr. Bento 05-14-2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
How's this for a fusion lunch? Kippered salmon accented with basil from our deck garden, with mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes. Greek-style yogurt with diced mango. Inarizushi stuffed with genmai (Japanese brown rice). For dessert -- kichels my mother-in-law brought us from Florida.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Pointed Stick

My friend Dana a/k/a Lee, was co-creator of the following video:

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Mr. Bento - Fifth Photo

Mr. Bento 05-09-2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
I'm taking this to work for lunch on Weds., May 9, 2007. The oolong tea is really for breakfast, though; probably with some pumperkickel toast. This got somewhat colorful, eh?

The onigiri is made with brown japonica rice, and toasted in a lightly oiled frypan with temari soysauce and sesame oil. I keep a half-dozen in the freezer. The basil I grew out on the deck. The canned sardines are in olive oil, to keep the fats good. The greek-style yogurt I got at TJ's. I topped it with orange blossom honey from a fruit stand in Florida and sliced Whole Foods kumquats.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Mr. Monster Lunch

This is a delicious lunch, too.

Mr. Bento - Fourth Photo

Mr. Bento 05-07-2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
More Mr. Bento. Here's the lunch I took to work on Monday, May 7, 2007 I boiled up some soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles). In the cupcake paper is some pwdered wasabi mixed into a paste with a little water. The veggies are a mix of Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn and TJ's frozen edaname (soybeans), in a lemon-mustard vinaigarette. The dressing is prepared mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, salt + pepper, and dried mixed Italian herbs. The dipping sauce for the soba is dashi broth, temari soy sauce, and mirin. The cookies made by Lotte are from the Asian market.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Headline News is Fascinating, Too

What do you know? CNN Headline News is as fascinating as C-Span!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mr. Bento - Third Photo

Mr. Bento 05-03-2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
I was out midday on my way home from a doctor's apppintment. So, I hit Whole Foods for eats. The fruit salad is great, The homemade tofu salad I need to work on. The recipe said to use silken tofu, but I think I prefer something with a little more bite to it.

The rice ball is a yaki onigiri (toasted onigiri), made of brown rice (genmai). I made a half-dozen couple of weeks ago and froze them. I have a 5-lb. bag of Japanese brown rice -- 53 servings. Only about 45 to go.