Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Is this Polish food? German? Somewhere in between? I don't know, but it was a magnificent change of pace.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Breakfast for lunch: cheap and fun.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Buy more than that if you have the chance! I can't find oat biscuits outside New England, apparently, and I so wish I had more...they have a quality that somehow resides between sweet and savory, and goes equally well with both cheese and jam. Now I'll have to settle for ordering Effie's Oatcakes on occasion from Amazon if the cravings get too strong. Or go to Vermont again.
Probably go to Vermont again...
Oh, and the jam is lovely.
Friday, May 22, 2015
This meant I could take the bottle and the mango out for the rest to get a quick zap in the microwave at work with the silicone lid to the Skater box. It worked super well!
Maybe I'll get a grip on myself next week. Maybe not. Maybe it's irrelevant!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Simple salad of romaine, cucumber, tomato, croutons on the side so they don't get soggy, and yogurt ranch dressing (in the cup); a rather redundant caramel-flavored yogurt, orange chunks, and cherries.
Apparently I still don't want to cook.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I'm a little resistant to cooking in the evenings this week, it seems, so my lunches are short on leftovers and my dinners are quite weird. Ah, the joys of cooking for one. At least I'm still getting a somewhat reasonable balance in the diet! And fresh cherries are available again, which is pretty exciting.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Chicken salad and the like works better for lettuce wraps, but you can't have everything.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Pork is hard to know how to cook. I'm still not great at it. But this pork chop actually did make a pretty good salad cut up and tossed with other stuff and last night's leftover couscous, so it came out okay.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
The silicone leaf did its job, which I was pleased about. Mixing the chicken spread with cream cheese also helped. The mushrooms were a little more pickle-like than I think I expected, but good. All around, I think, a successful lunch for the grocery store-avoidant.
By the way, the chives in the egg were the dried kind, which I'd never tried before. They aren't quite as good as the real thing, but a good substitute for those of us who can't get through a whole bunch of chives.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
This is the lunch of someone refusing to go to the store because she bought too much cheese and jam and maple syrup on vacation, but it's working out. Work-related lunch picnics take up the next couple of days, anyway. See you guys again on Friday!
Monday, May 11, 2015
The chicken spread is weird. I need to see if I can help it out with some cream cheese or something, and I won't be buying the stuff again. Sometimes trying new things works; sometimes it makes it just edible.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Grapes, pineapple chunks, mini spinach knishes, halved cherry tomatoes, and fresh cheddar cheese curds.
Although it is impossible to get fresh cheese curds like this unless you are very near a cheese factory, it is worth the effort to go get them. Trust me. Find you some cheese curds. They are a tooth-squeaking experience worth every bite. My co-workers agree.
You'll also see a bit of my silicone baran peeking up between the curds and tomatoes. I have very few reasons to use them most of the time, because my lunch boxes do the trick, in general, but this time it made sense to me. But you totally do not need silicone baran; I could probably just as easily have used one of my many shapes of muffin cup. It just wouldn't have had yellow and green stripes, and then where would we be?
Thursday, May 7, 2015
As I had said in a previous post, I was having adventures on my birthday last week. Here's a bit of it for you: do you know what this is?
This is where your maple syrup and maple sugar, etc. come from! I was really impressed by this little farm, and I guess since I came away with a bunch of maple stuff, I need to incorporate some of it into my meals soon. Any ideas for maple cream?
Several other photos didn't turn out too well, but I also visited a cheese factory on my birthday. Trust me, you'll see some cheese!
Lunch returns as scheduled tomorrow!
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
This looks messier than intended, but I really enjoyed eating it.