All of us at Love and Lunch wish you a most wonderful holiday. May the force be with you.
This week has been crazy busy what with holiday baking and gift deliveries, getting ready for Christmas and our first trip to Yosemite (snow!), AND SEEING STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS!! It’s almost too much. Yet, somehow, I’ve been scrounging together lunches. This week’s lunches have been heavy on the yogurt, because: 1) it’s super easy, 2) I’ve been lazy and uninspired about lunch packing and 3) I’ve been making yogurt with a Bulgarian yogurt starter that makes the thickest, creamiest, most delicious yogurt in the history of yogurt. Even Iain, who is sometimes ambivalent about yogurt, loves this stuff.
Lunch on Wednesday was a little on the sweet side with rice cakes spread with peanut butter and Nutella. Seriously, how yummy does that look? Nothing fancies up a simple salted brown rice cake like a little Nutella. And every one in awhile, when I don’t make it to the farmers market and we get low on fruit, I forget that we have orange trees right outside. Craziness. Look at how juicy those fresh-picked oranges are? Even though they’re messy, the kids love juicy orange slices in their lunches.
Today’s lunch is more on the savory side with little chicken, rice and veggie roll-ups made with some leftover Thai food. I’ll put anything in a tortilla. And, yes, those are Cheetos, which I bought in a moment of weakness when shopping with Iain.
Due to a perfect storm on end-of-the-quarter craziness, I have not been posting lunches. I have, however, been making lunches. Here’s a round-up of lunches from the past few days:
After several days of manic cooking followed by several more days of decadent consumption, we are getting back into a normal eating routine (along with an increased exercise schedule for the grown-ups). Monday’s lunch did have a touch of the holiday with some shredded smoked duck. I decided to order a smoked duck from Nueske’s to have with the Thanksgiving turkey, because: why not? Naturally, I decided to order the duck at the last minute and it actually arrived on Friday, which was perfect because we had tons of leftover side dishes ready to go. And, BTW, smoked duck from Nueske’s is delicious!
Today’s lunch was a classic, quick throw-together of the world’s easiest sandwich (peanut butter, Nutella and jam) plus some fruit and stuff out of the cupboard (pretzel fish and Trader Joe’s fig bites).