Thursday, October 30, 2014

Laptop Lunches #192

Tortilla/ham/goat cheese/dilly bean pinwheels, carrot sticks with yogurt ranch, halves of a mini apple, and celery sticks.

The pinwheels were supposed to be cream cheese, not goat cheese, but I discovered, upon opening it this morning, that Dissertation Fog Brain let my cream cheese go bad. But goat cheese was okay with this. And it was a new use for dilly beans (sort of).

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lunchopolis #7

Some leftover takeout salad from the Cheesecake Factory (dressing in the Tupperware smidget with lid), mini damame crackers, pork shu mai with a homemade dipping sauce (in the other smidget), and mini almond milk chocolate squares.

All I can say is that I'm getting through! My brain is still mush and proper grocery shopping is a way off, but as long as I manage to get something together to actually eat mid day, for now that is a victory, even if it does mean weird combos. (The salad had goat cheese in it. I do not think goat cheese and soy sauce should ever sit right next to each other like that. However, you can always eat in courses. It works out.)

An aside: We're not going to talk about the clementines, or how many I had to give up on. Food packaging is super annoying.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Laptop Lunches #191

Baby carrots, crunchy green beans, some dark chocolate with orange peel and a yogurt star perched on top, lemongrass chicken sticks, dipping sauce, a tomato, and grapes.

I just couldn't face more clementines today.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Laptop Lunches #190

Mini chicken and cilantro wontons with a homemade dipping sauce, a hard boiled egg with salt and pepper nestled in with some heirloom tomatoes, clementine halves (what else?), and cucumber slices.

I am beginning to loathe clementines...and I have at least 15 left.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pack-a-Snack #11

Mini almond biscotti and applesauce. A snack fit for a champion. Well, almost:

It is when you add some tea.

Which only works out if you remember your mug. Which I didn't. But applesauce and almond biscotti is still pretty nice anyway.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laptop Lunches #189

Baby carrots and cucumber slices with ricotta dip, cherry tomatoes tossed with chunks of fresh mozzarella, apple slices, and banana chips and chocolate-caramel-hazelnut spread.

The ricotta dip is in one of the Tupperware Smidgets I bought from Amazon recently. I do not buy Tupperware from Tupperware Reps, but Amazon seems safe enough. They work super well! The lids are a little challenging to get on and off, but otherwise I can't complain about it.

Although I had nothing to dress the tomatoes and mozzarella with whatsoever, it still worked out well. (This is a lesson from the world of scrounging--my mind wasn't on my shopping because of my dissertation and I bought weird things.)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Laptop Lunches #188

Mini bell pepper strips, baby carrots, cucumber slices, and ranch dressing; ham and dilly bean bundles; chunks of kiwi and clementine; and tortilla and pumpkin cream cheese pinwheels.

We must ask ourselves:

1. Why are clementines only sold in huge bags, so that single people must choose either A) no clementines or B) too many?

2. Why do we suddenly start putting pumpkin in everything in October and don't stop until January?

Meanwhile: I still love dilly beans. I need to find a new way to use them, though. Preferably without pumpkin!

I passed and all the paperwork is done! (They give you a Ph.D. for Ability to Do Vast Quantities of Paperwork, not for Ability to Write a Dissertation and Talk about It Intelligently. It's a little known secret.) But this will still be Food for Dissertating, because I'm too worn out to think of a new name!