“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” Douglas Adams
Lately, with kids away in college and my recent enrollment in a challenging certification program, lunch is the least reliable meal in my household. If I’m out and about, I eat where I am. If I’m home, I might have some leftovers or a simple fruit and yoghurt dish. However, when the kids come home for spring break, we eat out or at home. They are home now; one for the week and the other for the weekend.
Yesterday, we had lunch at the Palisades Mall in Rockland County and the Bento Box above was one of the meals we shared at a Japanese restaurant. The contents include: teriyaki salmon, pickled seaweed, avocado crab roll, batter covered veggies and shrimp, potato salad and a delicious mixed greens salad. Why the mall? Well, both kids love Uniqlo (a Japanese clothing store) and it had a grand opening at the mall yesterday. The store had some entertainment, we saw a group of female performers on Japanese drums known as Taiko. Also, if you spent a certain dollar amount, you received a gift with purchase. It was a fun outing that was topped off with a meal.
The picture above, the rice and vegetable dish, is what I had for dinner on Thursday night and I added it to show what I might’ve had for lunch on Friday. It’s a quick and easy dish to make and ideal for times when we have hectic schedules. The avocado roll was an appetizer we had as we waited for our meal to be prepared and served. I wish I had a chance to read the full assignment for this challenge, I would’ve taken some photos of the sushi chefs… Next time. More below
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Milton Friedman
Since there were four of us at lunch, we had another teriyaki dish at our lunch table. By meal’s end, we were all full and had to take a window shopping walk around the mall to digest it. As we got off the escalator on the 3rd floor, I heard drumming again and captured another shot of the Taiko drummers. They were energetic and skilled young female performers and their presence added a wonderful note to our outing. How was your lunch?
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This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: LunchtimeIn a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says LUNCHTIME. *Show us what you actually had for lunch.
*Show us what went into your lunch — a stunningly saturated pile of red radishes at the farmer’s market, or the process by which you construct the Ultimate Turkey Sandwich.
*Show us what a mealtime is like at your house. Who’s there? What are they doing?
*Show us a photo of someone truly enraptured by what they’re eating and capture the deep satisfaction of an enjoyable meal. If you don’t have time for lunch or eat on the run, show us that.
*Show us your favorite place to sit while you eat lunch, or your favorite place to prepare food.
Capture a candid photo of the guy behind the counter of your favorite greasy spoon.
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I added some from Zemanta and a few from WP Daily Post below. Check out how others interpreted the theme – Lunchtime – also see below. ***
Positive Motivation Tip: A meal shared is a meal enjoyed. On outings, try sharing a few dishes instead of buying individual meals.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- weekly photo challenge : lunchtime (timetobeinspired.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime (onthegypsystrail.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime … Snack in a Blue Bucket (shakespearesgal2.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge – Lunchtime!!! Mmm!!! (katharinetrauger.wordpress.com)