leave your inhibitions at the door
Did you go out somewhere for lunch today? Or did you brown bag it?
When I used to go into an office I HATED bringing lunch. The thought of schlepping my lunch in my briefcase or backpack was anathema to me for two reasons. First, I don’t like cold lunches – very rarely will you see me eat a cold sandwich in general. That’s honky food. The other reason is volume. As you can tell from a lot of my posts, I’m a big eater. So I wasn’t about to commute with a big cooler
One of the many benefits of working from home is that I can make healthy, delicious lunches in my very own kitchen. Lunches full of flavor and free of MSG, sugar, and excess sodium. Lunches I can eat without having to pay someone to cook it or take my order. At least theoretically. Because I’m still finding myself going out to eat a few times a week.
Boom Boom works from home as well and we often have a “conversation” just like this:
Boom Boom: I’m hungry.
Hedonist: Well, make yourself some lunch.
BB: Isn’t that what you’re here for?
Hedonist: I don’t have time.
BB: Fine, no sex.
Hedonist: Um, what did you have in mind?
BB: I don’t know, you’re the food blogger. Make me something worthy of the queen I am.
Hedonist: Well, how about peanut butter & jelly on a stale piece of bread? I didn’t have time to hit the groceries…
BB: You’re cut off.
As you can probably surmise, I’ve become pretty crafty with making do with whatever’s in the fridge. I posted pictures of a couple dishes on my Facebook page under the not-so-creative title “Lunchtime Leftover Gourmet.”
My goal with these is to have them done in less than ten minutes, ideally five. This will leave me ample time to photograph the dish, transfer the pictures to my computer, upload to Facebook, and then get me back to work in a minimal amount of time. That is, if I can find my damn camera.
What? You don’t have tasso duck breast bacon laying around in your fridge? Barbarian…
Anyhoo, I’m always on the lookout for quick lunch ideas. Do you have any good ones to share? Or for that matter, any not-so-good ones?