Monday, October 18, 2010

And, We're Back!

There were some hits and some misses in today's lunch. The rundown below:
  • roast pork tenderloin with garlic, rosemary, sage, lemon peel on a bed of brown rice
  • delicata squash and leek soup (also with rosemary and sage)
  • homemade garlic croutons
  • whole wheat banana bread with chocolate chips and ginger
  • sugar snap peas
Clearly, this was originally a dinner. In fact, it was the leftovers from our big Sunday dinner last night. I used up almost all of the vegetables from last week's CSA!
I made the squash and leek soup with every intention of pushing through my mushy, yellow food aversion. I even made some delicious garlicky croutons to add some much need crunch and firmness to the soup. But, I regret to report, I couldn't get the whole thing down this afternoon. After about 4 or 5 difficult, angst laden swallows I gave up. I felt every atom of it slither down my throat and, although it was perfectly seasoned and flovared, it was agony. You'll be happy to hear that I had no problem with the chocolate chip ginger banana bread. Surprise. Surprise. The best part of today lunch, however, was definitely the sugar snap peas. I discovered that I can pack them in my box raw and then just put a tiny bit of water in the little removable compartment and nuke it for 60 seconds. Win!


  1. Malaika - a lot of people ask me how I have time to do certain things, or poke fun at my 'tendencies' and I have to tell you I am beyond impressed with these lunches. I can't imagine doing all that work - even though it looks fun. The banana bread with chocolate chips and GINGER?! sounds freaking amazing!!!

    Anyway, we missed you tonight! Hope to see you next week! xo

  2. The whole wheat banana bread with chocolate chips and ginger was fantastic. I actually miss it. HINT HINT!