Sweet Pockets of Love + Mr. Pickles

lunch on 26 Feb 2014: peanut butter, banana and Nutella pockets with smoky almonds, pretzel thins, and strawberries
lunch on 26 Feb 2014: peanut butter, banana and Nutella pockets with smoky almonds, pretzel thins, and strawberries

Check out these yummy little pockets of love: peanut butter, banana and Nutella wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla. A quick fold, a few minutes is a hot cast iron pan, and you’ve made a perfect little portable pocket. I was feeling pretty inspired when I made these babies.

lunch on 27 Feb 2015: mini Mr. Pickles sandwich with fruit and cheese curls
lunch on 27 Feb 2015: mini Mr. Pickles sandwich with fruit and cheese curls

And then came Thursday. Do you ever feel like it all goes to hell on Thursday? Your perfectly balanced house of cards starts to come crumbling down. You find yourself late at work with no plan for dinner, no bread in the house, and no energy to do any creative problem solving. What do you do then? On the way home from work, you pick up big, decadent, fatty pork-filled hoagie sandwiches at Mr. Pickles, that’s what you do. Because the sandwiches are so huge, there will be leftovers. You chop these up into mini hoagies, plop them in your kids’ lunch boxes, pour yourself a glass of wine, and curl up with My Struggle. Thursday conquered. Alright, so I didn’t actually curl up with My Struggle, I curled up with a much more abbreviated NYT Magazine essay by Karl Ove Knausgaard: “My Saga, Part 1.” I can’t wait for Part 2.

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