It’s been raining all week, and the lettuce is starting to flop over. So I went out to trim the flopped leaves, some had already spoiled, some were still decent, but not good enough when you are harvesting tons. I found 3 slugs, one was HUGE.
I sorted out the ‘decent’ lettuce to give to one of our two kitties who LOVES lettuce... and still had this much good lettuce for the humans.
For the kitties, I decided to make a special treat to tempt them BOTH. Last night, they were given the squash shells to finish cleaning up whatever squash was left, so I used them to make special kitty salad for the two of them — lettuce, carrot peelings, bonito flakes, cold-pressed sesame oil, and cat vitamin supplements powder.
As you can see, they loved their breakfast — the one licking her chops is NOT the one who typically loves lettuce ... but she loves anything cucurbit.
(Yes our kitties are strange
...and... For myself, I made — let’s call this Japanese+Chinese+Korean fusion rice bowl - donburi/bibinbap.
Diced carrots cooked in 1/4 inch of water, then leftover white Chinese rice added to steam and reheat. Large bowl prepared with cold pressed and roasted sesame oils, Japanese rice vinegar, double fermented kefir, mashed umeboshi. Add and toss the heated rice and carrots in vinegar dressing.
Cover the rice with torn up lettuce, then push aside the lettuce into a donut and make a hole in the rice mixture.
Start roasting the fried spring roll skin chips and reheating a fried wonton roll in the toaster oven.
Use the same pot to reheat Chinese leftover shrimp chow mein (shrimp and Chinese cabbage in white garlic sauce) and pour into the hole in the middle.
Arrange crushed chips (I toasted them on a foil, then simply wrapped the foil closed and crushed them) and the fried wonton roll, and splash some more Japanese rice vinegar over the lettuce.... Mmm it needs something ...don’t have Korean hot sauce... OK Shichimi Togarashi spice mix will have to do.
Accompanied with GOOD oolong tea.
...yes, this was very very delicious.