Main container: Pasta with leftover Japanese curry, plain yogurt with cilantro to mix with the curry
Square sidecar: “Salad” made with edamame and leftover apple/tomato salsa, grape gummy (later removed to the apple container).
Round sidecar: Local ginger gold apple
I was worried that this was going to be too much food, but it actually wasn’t (I think the pasta from this week was less compact than the noodles I brought last week b/c of the difference in shape). The only thing I did not finish was the apple, and that was more because I felt a little awkward crunching on a loud apple while we were in the middle of workshop discussion. I was originally going to pack rice with the curry, but my roommate finished most of the leftover rice in the fridge at lunch (and we are out of uncooked rice so I couldn’t make more). I don’t normally have yogurt with Japanese curry (usually just with Indian curries), but I do like to drink a glass of milk when I have Japanese curry because that’s what I often do at home, and as I wasn’t about to bring a thermos of milk to class, I decided to bring yogurt to mix in – a good decision, it turned out, b/c it was quite yummy! The curry itself contains corn, carrots, onions, potatoes, chicken, and cilantro. I used S&B Golden Curry (the mild variety – I know that even the medium and hot are not so bad, but I am a total wimp when it comes to spicy food). To make the salad, I mixed edamame with some leftover fruit salsa (containing tomato, apple chunks that had been lightly sauteed in lemon juice and a little brown sugar, cilantro, scallion, and a light dressing of lemon juice and a dash of sweet rice vinegar) that I’d used two nights before to dress the fish we’d had for dinner. As for the fruit container – I was very excited to discover that the round containers I bought at the store exactly fit the apples we had for the week! I’ve forgotten, unfortunately, what the brand is. Perhaps I’ll look it up later.
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In other news, I suddenly realized today that I’ve had my camera on the “medium” image size setting for almost a year. Fortunately, I don’t think I’ve done many serious photoshoot sessions, aside from, perhaps, the trip to SF with Brian (but even that was partly just recording our visit; mostly i’ve just done event or travel documentation, for which I don’t like to use the largest image size anyway, because it takes up less memory). But I’ll want to remind myself to switch to the large image size next time I do. (Embarrassing fact: I came to this realization when I discovered that a photograph my friend had sent me from his little point-and-shoot was higher resolution than any of the images that I’ve taken and have stored on my computer).