Wednesday, September 09, 2015

What Mr. Z Eats: Meals 009 and 010

9.9.15 Lunch

MR. Z.: I woke up at 11 AM and ate a bowl of cereal, then got to lunch at noon and wasn't too hungry... but I still ended up getting this. Evidently, Commons was feeling experimental today, which explains this slightly questionable "scallion and asiago cheese" pizza. A solid 6/10, though. The turkey sandwich was good, featuring lettuce this time.

This meal's color palette:

It's heartening to see the lettuce on his sandwich. I really think the pressure of this blog is steering him toward a healthier diet. In the 16 years he lived at home, I couldn't get him to ingest a piece of lettuce to save his life but a few snarky posts on social media and, bam, he's practically a vegan. Even the kid across from him in the Joy Division "Unknown Pleasures" t-shirt approves. Could the "unknown pleasures" have been vegetables all along, Mr. Z? We'll have to see if "Love [of vegetables] Will Tear [You] Apart... [from pizza]." 

9.9.15 Dinner

MR. Z.: It FINALLY HAPPENED! This is a salad with Dijon mustard sauce [I think he means "dressing"] that was perfect (yes I know, it actually tasted good, isn't that amazing), a sweet potato, a risotto cake, which was also tasty as hell, and of course, some pizza. 

This meal's color palette:

Holy crap, there's GREEN in the color palette! The boy's eating a salad! Up is down, pizza is kale! I know the college years can be transformative, but he's only been there a few weeks. At this rate, by the time he graduates he's going to be subsisting on a handful of chia seeds and then swallowing one of those long purification cloths that you pass through your colon like R. Crumb's crazy brother. 

Of course, he's still got his requisite twin pizza slice garnishes on there, along with a "risotto cake" (better known as "whatever we managed to hack off the bottom of the risotto pan from last night") and what looks like the insole of a Birkenstock. But, hey, it's a start! Nice going, Mr. Z! Keep it up!

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