12/22/08

What's for lunch?


Every day around lunchtime, I start looking through the refrigerator and cupboards for something convenient. Leftovers are my first choice, and if we don't have any, I usually end up cooking some pasta.

Over Christmas vacation, I'd like to compile a lunch cookbook--a compilation of recipes and ideas that are easy, quick, cheap, and made from ingredients that I keep in the house. But I'm in a rut and I can't think of many good things.

What do you eat for lunch?

7 comments:

  1. Either left overs, like you, or some kind of sandwich. My kids like PB&J and I like Tuna. I am not very creative when it comes to lunch.

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  2. I love that you have a Yakima WA label! I recognized the label immediately, and then confirmed it was one from here. Offices all around here decorate with labels, and one year I bought several at an antique store for my in-laws.

    On lunch... we do leftovers as well. When there aren't any, I often make grilled cheese or plain cheese sandwiches. A new find of mine is a soup mix I found in bulk at the health section of Rosauers. It was lentils, split peas and alphabet letters. I boiled 2 cups of water, added about 3 tsp of a chicken and tomato boullion, and some chopped onion. It cooks in just about 25 minutes, and Kaia really like looking for the letters.

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  3. Lunch is more a snack round here so things like a poached egg on multi~grain toast; a fruit, cheese & nut platter; plate of salad & or tabouli; english muffin with cheese & honey or jame & cream, very occasionaly bacon; pasta.

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  4. I'm interested to see what you come up with! I cook a lot of breakfast type foods for lunches: I make a big batch of waffles and freeze the leftovers to toast up later, scrambled eggs are always a hit and muffins that the kids will also snack on later if we have any leftovers.

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  5. We like to eat bakes potatoes. I cook them in the microwave and then add toppings. Its quick and filling. oh yeah and cheap!!

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  6. If we don't have leftovers, we make quesadillas, pasta, pocket sandwiches (with a sandwich maker--my favorites are tuna, or a pizza type sandwich with sauce, cheese, and whatever meat we have), or we will make pizzas out of other things we have--on a tortilla, french bread, or english muffins. I also like breakfast type foods, leftover waffles or french toast, scrambled eggs on toast or in a tortilla.

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  7. I do chicken quesadillas if I have a little leftover chicken, or just plain if not. I also like to do open faced tuna sandwiches with a little cheese on top.

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