Hello, everyone, and welcome to Week 6 of the 2013 season of LUNCH JUDGMENT! I hope that I enjoy myself.
If you're new here, this is how it works:
1. You leave a comment below, describing the lunch you have eaten or are eating today.
2. Time permitting, I will respond with a comment of my own. I will rate your lunch on a scale of one to 10, and I will do my best to explain my rationale.
3. You will accept this ruling as accurate, absolute, and superseding of all municipal, state, and federal rulings.
Remember the new rule: if you submit a picture of your lunch with your description between now and 3:45 p.m. Eastern, I guarantee I will rate it. Otherwise, I will simply work my way down chronologically and rate as many lunches as I can.
I will start. Above, please see my braised pork ribs with broccoli. This is a LEFTOVER LUNCH. The ribs were originally braised in tomato sauce, orange juice and some Mexican beer, and the resulting liquid, once cooked down a bit, was thick, bright and savory. It needed just a little salt once it came to my plate, but was otherwise quite good. I am going to award myself an 8.0/10 for this endeavor.
Perhaps you can do better. It seems that at least one or two of you are liable to score an 8.5 or so every week. Let's hear it.