Friday, September 17, 2010

Naked Lunch

It was back to basics for today's lunch. No more quiche or fish stew. Today's menu:

  • turkey sandwich
  • carrots
  • strawberries
  • corn on the cob
I was supposed to meet up with a friend after work today and I didn't want to carry around my lunch kit on a Friday night out. So, I did what the people on those home makeover shows call "repurposing."
I have to admit, I was a little unnerved by having so much plastic to throw away after lunch. I'm not a rampant environmentalist by any stretch of the imagination. I mean, I'm not stomping on baby bald eagles or anything but I also don't have any problem with using cars and air conditioning and most of the other mod cons that are effectively ruining our planet. However, it does bug me when I wrap all my food in plastic baggies and Saran wrap and then throw it all away. Especially when I have a perfectly good lunch kit! I did feel a little better by using the strawberry box as a bento and I stuck the whole thing in a little paper shopping bag. All that, and then my after work plans got canceled. Oh well, I guess I kind of inadvertently proved the point I've been harping on about: You don't have to have a cute lunch box to have a great lunch. I really enjoyed my plain old turkey sammy and simple (un-Nutellaed) fruit and veggies out of all the plastic. It was just what I needed after a manic work week. That being said, I can't wait to go back to my little kit on Monday. Have a great weekend!


  1. What an awesome lunch! I like how you re-used the berry container I always throw them into the recycle bin. I'm with you on using all those plastic baggies etc. I have a million containers and I try to use them as much as possible. More to wash but I know I'm only throwing out my yogurt container at lunch time.

  2. I call that the "poor man's tuperware" :)