The lunch box has landed
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I have a confession to make and I need your help. The truth is I’m a boring lunch eater. Yes, in my attempts to save money I unfortunately ended up eating a ham salad sandwich five days on trot.
Work kitchens aren’t especially conducive to elaborate lunchtime feasts. A kettle, a microwave and a toaster is usually the best we can hope for. So how can we break the monotony of work lunches?
If you’re lucky enough to have a great foodie colleague like my boyfriend, then you could try food sharing. A few times a week off they pop to the local greengrocer and buy organic salad, to the bakery to buy fresh bread and to the supermarket to get other deli items. It’s a great way to keep costs low whilst maintaining variety.
Sometimes I buy cheap chinese noodles and take in a handful of beansprouts, spinach and sweetcorn. I then top it with a dash of chilli and soy sauce. Another option is bringing your leftovers from the night before. I particularly love eating a roast dinner sandwich on a Monday, with gravy dripping everywhere. Maybe you could try a moist maker?
So here’s where I hand over to you….do you take anything out of the ordinary to work for lunch? Let me know, I need some inspiration!
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