Thursday, January 29, 2015

Laptop Lunches #236

Canned pears topped with cranberry-orange relish, black bean snaps, tortilla/olive/chive/cream cheese/lettuce pinwheels, a cherry tomato, yogurt ranch dressing (At last! The catered stuff is gone!), and baby-cut carrots.

I wish the black bean crisps were not so gray. I also wish they had more flavor to them, although the flavor is very strongly "black beans," so you can't get them on misleading you or anything. These would be great with a spicy sour cream dip, though, I think.

An aside: I have confirmed that I do not like canned pears, even when doctored up like this. But I think this would be a great idea with pears I poach myself.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sakura 3-Tier Bento #7

Carrot sticks, snow peas, a cup of ranch dressing, mini smoked sausages stuffed with cheddar slices, mini multigrain crackers, a mini chocolate hazelnut biscotti, Honeycrisp apple slices, and kumquats.

Good enough!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Day!

We northeast people are hunkered down awaiting the end of blizzard, so no packed lunch today. Meanwhile, I ran across these on Facebook a few days ago.

We have got to make some! See, someone else did, too:

How could you not make cream cheese penguins on a snow day?

By the way, Food for Dissertating does have a Facebook page now. Click "like" to see things I share, like cream cheese penguins and links to my own posts here. I'll try to do better at keeping it updated!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Laptop Lunches #235

Honeycrisp apple slices, snow peas, baby-cut carrots (there were not any actual baby carrots at two stores, and when you've gone to two stores, you give up), chocolate yogurt, and peanut butter granola.

This was good. It was nothing spectacular but colors and flavors were varied, and it got the job done.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pack-a-Snack #25

Greek yogurt with mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut in one of the small Lunchopolis containers.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Laptop Lunches #234

A simple salad of lettuce and tomato with almonds for crunch and ranch dressing in the blue cup, white chocolate flavored Pringles, leftover pasta salad with parmesan cheese on top, and kumquats.

White chocolate flavored Pringles are a bad idea. Pringles themselves are kind of a bad idea but I have some weird nostalgia about them. My father packed Pringles every day in his lunch and we were never allowed to eat the Pringles because of this. Pringles took on a mythical quality, as if they were some sort of ambrosia. They are not. But these were on clearance and I thought they would be coated in white chocolate, which is another thing entirely.

My disappointment will drive me to buy real chocolate covered potato chips next time I am at the store. See what you've done to me, Pringles?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Laptop Lunches #233

Baby carrots, grape tomatoes, some blue cheese dressing in the pig, kiwi and blood orange chunks, leftover barbecued chicken, and leftover asparagus risotto.

Not terrible!