It Ain’t a Fishing Bait …

Lunch (12:00 p.m.): Work has been stressing me out a bit lately … although I can’t pinpoint exactly where this gloomy feeling is coming from. It’s been non-stop since January and I think I need a vacation. I’m so excited that we have a Monday off next week. (Updated 2/16/12: OMG, I just realized that Monday is a regular work day for me! Whaaaaaat?)

When I’m busy, I purposely make the time to cook myself nice lunch. Here’s today’s menu.

A bowl of rice.

Natto.

Renkon.

Grilled Japanese mackerel (saba) with grated daikon raddish (daikon oroshi).  Kevin calls it a bait, but I love saba!  It’s one of my favorite fish!

Snack (3:00 p.m.): Freshly-brewed Dunkin Donuts French vanilla coffee with chocolates.

Dinner (9:00 p.m.): Mushroom, onion, and garlic pasta (whole wheat), flavored with soy sauce.  I put in a little butter for extra flavor.  I don’t usually like butter (I don’t put it on bread) but the combination of soy sauce and butter is out of this world.

And a side of onion, avocado, and shrimp salad.  I had a few more pieces of chocolate for dessert.

Kevin and I celebrated our non-Valentine’s Day supper at home a day early. We don’t like the Hallmark holiday so we avoid 14th like a plague … so this is our “we don’t celebrate that silly holiday” dinner.