Catching Up... Clover

>> Saturday, February 6, 2010

I keep thinking that I'm updating this daily and then I actually look and I haven't written anything since Tuesday. What fail on my part!

Wednesday - What did I have for lunch on Wednesday? It's not like it was that long ago, why can't I remember? Was it sandwiches again? It must have been. Yes. Ham sandwiches that Oldest didn't like because I accidentally bought peppered ham instead of whatever N normally buys. I had a ham sandwich, an apple and a yoghurt of some kind.

Thursday - I was in a bit of a rush Thursday, so ended up making this chickpea salad and a couple of Nice biscuits. Salad was a mixture of cooked chickpeas, tinned sweetcorn, tuna, taco powder, breadcrumbs, a little grated cheese, and lemon juice. I love it. Usually have it with pitta bread but I seriously had nothing in the house.

Friday - N had an unexpected day off and we ended up having a lovely picnic as a family in our living room. We made ham and cheese rolls and shared some crisps and drank squash. I love picnics. Especially indoor picnics.

Saturday - It was a friend's birthday, and he invited us out for bowling followed by Nando's. I do love Nando's. I had what I always have - a chicken breast fillet burger, mango and lime sauce, no mayonnaise, with cheese and a pineapple. Plus chips and a Coke. It was very good. Next time I might order the corn on the cob just to be a little healthier, but whatever. It was a special occasion.


Saturday, Beef Kare Kare

Had a full plate of Beef Kare Kare (Filipino version of the beef stew flavored and thickened in a peanut - based sauce, with a variety of vegetables). My sister cooked it for me and all I have to do is provide a complement (a real good one of course) and I was on my way through licking the very last sauce on the plate.


2/6- Movie Date

As we have decided to see Avatar (although I want to see Book of Eli- Denzel Washington is just delicious), I suspect my lunch will be popcorn and diet coke.

Can James Cameron make a movie that is under two hours ever? Never mind, I digress . . .


Friday, February 5, 2010, Christine

>> Friday, February 5, 2010

I never posted yesterday's lunch, and since it was NOT turkey on whole wheat, I figured it was worth mentioning. So, yesterday I had ...

leftover pasta with broccoli and ham in a cream sauce. It was homemade from dinner two nights prior. Yum. Don't hate me.

Today, I had more leftovers. Trying to clear out room in the fridge ... ;)

taco wrap consisting of seasoned beef, shredded cheddar and lots of lettuce topped with mango salsa all rolled up in a flour tortilla.

Of course the salsa was so yummy, I had to spoon some on my plate and eat it with a handful of tortilla chips. Then I ate all the salsa and still had chips on my plate, so I needed another spoonful of salsa. Then I ran out of the chips part, so I ... oh you know the drill. ;P

Then I had a scoop of that homemade pomegranate sherbet. What? It's Friday!


Thursday, Abbe, using stuff up

>> Thursday, February 4, 2010

We're going away for two weeks and I was ravenous.

Found leftover rice, plus a little tofu that would go bad before we came back, and some scallions - cubed the tofu in a frying pan for ~5 minutes, added scallions and some Indonesian spice mix we have right now, then added the rice that had already been reheated in the microwave. Didn't take much longer than making a sandwich and now those things aren't in the fridge!


Thursday, Gina

Today was lunch at home. Our neighbors sent us home with a pineapple, papaya, and coconut after the big Lost Premiere Bash they had on Tuesday. I adore fresh pineapple. So, of course, I made my meal around it today.

Grilled Pineapple and Cheese Sandwich
Crackers with Ranch Dip
Pudding Cup

A very yummy lunch if I say so myself.



I am home today, so reheating some frozen ziti leftovers from way back when.

I am in carb mode today. Carving carbs big time!


Wednesday, Abbe, sandwich

>> Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I've got a few freezer bags of frozen cooked cod scraps, from when we were doing our weekly whole local fish delivery (mostly cod.) I eventually figured out that after filleting the fish, boiling the spines with meat on them to make fish stock (also in our freezer in large quantities), I could take the scraps off the bones and make fish cakes out of them, or mix with mayo and pretend it was tuna salad.

This time I defrosted it from the freezer and did the same, and had a cod "tuna" salad sandwich on pumpernickel bread for lunch.


Wednesday, Gina, Playdate

I feel compelled to tell you that I don't eat out all the time. It feels like every time I post my lunch I post where I have eaten. Oh, well. I should just not let it bother me.

Today was our Play-Date Wednesday. Instead of Chick Fil A, we went to the closer McDonald's. (Not nearly as good, or as good for me.)

Riley had a Happy Meal. Chicken nuggets and Fries.

I had a Happy Meal. Double Cheeseburger and Apples. I ate some of his fries...he had some of my apples.

Total Points: 14 (almost half a days point right there!)

I really don't like eating out at McDonald's because the amount of food you get is so small for the amount of points (calories, fat, etc.) But they are our only local restaurant that has a playground.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Christine

Back to the old stand-by....

Turkey, provolone on ciabatta roll with mayo
Jamacian Jerk baked potato crisps

An apple :)



>> Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I ate vegetable lasagna from the school cafeteria.

It was yucky.


Abbe, February 2

I went to a Soup Swap this weekend - brought 6 quarts of my homemade soup there,
and came back with 6 quarts of other peoples' instead, mostly frozen.

One of them was very simple a Vietnamese chicken soup with broth, rice, chicken, and fish sauce. And it sounded delicious, and I had a mishap where some of it spilled in the car on the way home, so I put it in the fridge instead of the freezer.

Today I had it for lunch, with scallions and cilantro, and the finished off lunch with a dessert soup from our dim sum party - sweet ginger soup and tofu mixed in.


Tuesday's soup day--Kristen

I had a late breakfast so I had a small lunch. The good news about not being terribly hungry at lunchtime is that I didn't have any leftovers I felt compelled to eat since we ate out last night. So I cracked open a can of Amy's Lentil Vegetable Soup and went to town.


Tuesday, another sandwich, Lisa

Another sandwich- bologna, turkey, cheese, mayo and pickles on white bread. (We had 2 leftover kaiser rolls that no one will admit to eating, but they are GONE. Hm.)
Ritz cracker chips

For afternoon snacks I brought an orange and a Honeycrisp apple.


Feb 2, Kara, more winter means more soup YAY!

OK, so I am trying to look at the bright side! I love soup... I wish I could have weekly soup parties... but I don't know anybody else here who likes soup as much as me.

I also realize that I have been a slacker and failed to mention that most days I eat a can of Dinty Moore or Chef BoyRDee or cheese crackers or poptarts. I apologize. Anyway, today I am having another very easy soup (leftover from last night) that I love. It has ground beef, a little fresh onion and garlic (Chris made it... otherwise it would have flakes), and a few cans of tomatoes, okra and corn (I use the Margaret Holmes brand) and salt and pepper. Instant (roughly), delicious soup.


Tuesday - Healthy and Vegan (Ti)

Today I brought a black bean burger and whole wheat bun. I will toast both in the toaster oven here at work and then warm up a cup of tomato soup to round it off. I am trying to live a vegan lifestyle but I am taking baby steps to get there so you may see me slip every now and then.

I really need to invest in a good vegan cookbook but many of them use such complex ingredients. I don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I want quick and easy, but tasty. Anyone know of any good ones?

I plan to eat at my desk but afterward I'm heading to the university library to check out what's available.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Christine

Tuna on ciabatta roll

Jamacian Jerk baked chips
An apple
Re-heated cup of coffee from this morning


Tuesday, Salad yesterday Salad today

I see salad everywhere...with grilled chicken, onions, oranges, tomatoes, egg, and green pepper toppings. My eyes are covered with green lettuce...lots of lettuce.


Tuesday, Clover

Lunch today was much better. I had a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, a peach and apricot yoghurt, an apple and a small bowl of pineapples. This is mostly because I'd just finished a 30 minute Wii workout. I couldn't look at the pizza after that!


Snow day Monday--Kristen

>> Monday, February 1, 2010

The kids were home and we didn't feel like leaving the cozy confines of the house. So I had the rest of the delicious Broccoli Buttermilk Soup* I made for dinner last night, a handful of cherries that had seen better days, and some plain rice cakes.

*I altered the recipe just a snitch by using only 1 stick of butter instead of the full pound and used three potatoes instead of just two. I happen to have a handy-dandy immersion blender (one of my favorite kitchen tools ever!) so I just pureed the whole pot right on the stove.


Monday, leftover soup, Abbe

that turkey soup from some day last week - we still had some. Now we don't.


Monday, leftovers, Lisa

Leftover pulled pork with BBQ sauce on a kaiser roll with loads of sliced pickles.
Ritz cracker chips.


Monday, February 1, 2010 Christine

Corned beef & mustard on a Ciabatta roll
Jamacian Jerk baked chips
(Archer Farms brand from Target)

Scoop of homemade pomegranate sherbet. Recipe HERE.

Okay, okay! I confess!! It was two scoops.

The corned beef was left over from dinner a few nights ago--not the kind from the deli, so it was oh so good and oh so much better for you. Especially since it was preservative free, antibiotic free, hormone free, blah blah blah beef, too! Bought from Trader Joe's last spring and kept in a deep freeze in my basement freezer until last week.


Monday, clover

Ah, the 1st of February and the erm, beginning of a certain monthly visitor. So today's lunch is quite unhealthy. But I expected that and just went with it. I actually had my favourite ever meal - leftover pizza. I had three, possibly four slices of cold leftover pizza from Pizza Hut. One slice Hawaiian, one slice Meat Feast and one (or two) slice(s) of Super Supreme (minus mushrooms, with pineapple instead). And with that, I had a half packet of gummy Haribo sweets and a little pot of chocolate custard. And a big glass of Coke.



More Buffalo Hot Dogs!


Saturday Lunch, Tina

>> Sunday, January 31, 2010

Yesterday I had to run errands, and after a long stop at the library where we met some friends, we ended up stopping at Sonic, since we still had two more stops before we could head home (living in the rural midwest means that I have to drive 25 minutes into town to go shopping, etc., and therefore do everything in one trip. So, we don't go home for lunch in between the library stop and errands). I felt quite virtuous since I had run 10 miles on the treadmill and still only ordered a grilled chicken salad at Sonic. I did get a Cranberry limeade, which I absolutely love, but was none too impressed with the salad. It was Ok, but not great.


Sunday, Dim Sum Party, Abbe

Well, that was cool! We organized a homemade dim sum potluck - each person tried to bring one dim sum style Asian appetizer - we had several kinds of dumplings with various amounts of homemade-ness, steamed pork buns, sesame buns, turnip cake, scallion pancakes, ginger tofu soup, fried lotus root, Chinese greens with sauce, custard buns with crunchy "pineapple" topping, and congee. It was a little chaotic in the kitchen since many things needed to be reheated, steamed, or fried before serving but really tasty. I made two dishes since I felt like the host should put in a little extra effort - the turnip cake and one batch of the custard buns.

It was kind of lunch *and* dinner because it was plenty of food.


Sunday, Lisa

Bologna, turkey and cheese sandwich with mayo and pickle.


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