July 22, 2010

At the Classic Lunch Café...

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... I'm having Classic Lunch #1.

34 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Those look like olives.

Olives are on my permanent no-fly list.

traditionalguy said...

That looks like a small snack. Does lunch come later?

T J Sawyer said...

Why the mouse on the plate?

Big Mike said...

The lady can cook, too! Dang, but Meade's lucky!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

What IS it?

traditionalguy said...

I learned some interesting olive facts. If you press the olives in an olive press, you will have Extra Virgin Olive oil full of small bits of olive for taste. But you should NOT cook with Extra Virgin because the small olive bits it contains will burn. After the second and third pressings the 100% Olive oil comes out and that is meant for cooking.

Beta Rube said...

If you can't a afford a decent lunch, let me know.

I live in the Milwaukee area and I'd be glad to drop off some sustenance
for you and Meade.

It's the least I can do to repay the many hours of bloggy goodness I've enjoyed.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Remember a few months ago when we talked about Phoebe Prince, the bullied girl who committed suicide? Emily Bazalon at Slate has a really interesting follow-up piece on it. She did some actual reporting, talked to a lot of people and went into the girl's history; it's a different story than the reactionary earlier reports.

http://www.slate.com/id/2260952/entry/2260953/

A lot of commenters accuse her of blaming the victim, which I don't think that she did, she simply showed that there was a lot more going on than the fact that she was bullied at school- she had a history of mental health problems. Although she didn't go into it, I think the story shows that her parents were pretty flaky as well, and didn't give her much supervision. Either way, though, really interesting.

MadisonMan said...

DBQ, it looks like brie slathered on some kind of flatbread to me. And, heinous olives.

lemondog said...

Prunes and pita....because I like the alliteration.

Henry said...

#1? Is this first in a series?

What's Meade having? A steak?

Well, I'm picking up burgers on the way home.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Ah. Brie.

I love brie and so does my cat. When I have brie, crackers, fruit and heinous olives; my cat stands on her hind legs and begs loudly for a piece of cheese. She is so spoiled

Original Mike said...

Olives. Good for your heart. Good for your buds.

Kirstin said...

The pancake with strawberries and blueberries looked more appetizing.

Lynne said...

DBQ-

We love brie at our house, too. Our traditional New Year's Eve dinner is sharing a half-melted wedge of brie and some freshly roasted garlic and caviar, with a crusty loaf of french bread to smear it all on, and champagne to drink.

Tres romantique!

I had a cat who begged for anything vanilla- especially vanilla cookie crumbs.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Olives, skin, and lots of whiskey. That is a classic.

Moose said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSpPY8Lkth0

Calypso Facto said...

Pancakes for breakfast, flatbread for lunch, and...tortillas for dinner?

An unleavened day. Out of yeast at Althouse?

Ann Althouse said...

Some kind of flatbread! I'm a devotee of Margaret's Artisan Flatbread, specifically the rosemary flavor.

Ann Althouse said...

The drink is this sparkling water with Pom.

And large black olives and brie cheese.

I think that's a good 300 calories, so it's not too small a lunch for a woman my age.

Ann Althouse said...

And then we went out on Lake Wingra -- me in a kayak and Meade on a paddleboard -- until the tornado warning siren went off and we had to paddle back in.

veni vidi vici said...

Beetles and paper scraps?

ricpic said...

Pomegranate juice sounds great. Cranberry juice (unsweetened) would also go well with this lunch.

ricpic said...

I can hardly tell the difference between brie and camembert. Canoe?

Deborah said...

In my house, that would be matzah, hummus and dates.

GMay said...

Dear lord how can you subsist on that??

I'm not even the same universe as fat and that doesn't even look like an appetizer to me.

Elliott A said...

Ann- You have both a presumably empty coffee mug and a glass with a cool drink, neither of which are on the coaster! Did you add the coaster for visual effect?

Ann Althouse said...

I don't know why the coaster is there. You don't need a coaster on a counter.

chuck b. said...

We had one of those cast iron skillet-type things in college. We called it "the thing that warms the tortillas".

Baden said...

What's with the vignetting in the picture? Is it:

a)misaligned lens hood

b)DX lens mounted on a full size sensor/35mm camera

c)you took the picture from the neighbouring room through a hole in the wall?

Ann Althouse said...

That skillet is older than I am. My mother made pancakes on it.

Ann Althouse said...

vignetting

Done in iPhoto to declutter what was a cluttered corner.

Daniel Fielding said...

Ann- I have an old skillet too, from about 1920 or so- my former landlady on Hill Street in A2 gave it to me.

BTW, Idont know if i am an over-eater or a glutton or what, but, I couldnt survive eating a lunch as small as in the pic. That is what I eat each time I pass through the kitchen!!! :)

Ann Althouse said...

"I couldnt survive eating a lunch as small as in the pic."

How tall are you? How old? You have to be careful not to eat too much as you get older. It is hard not to gain weight. I love cheese and crackers, but they have a lot more calories than you might think.