Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Leftover Slump

Classic leftover lunches this week.
  • garlic chicken (here's the recipe)
  • mashed potatoes
  • sugar snap peas
  • clementines
  • cinnamon Puffins
Coming back from a vacation to a short work week is a blessing and a curse.  I had to catch up on some stuff from the week I was gone (boo) but I'm only working 3 days this week (yay).  So I kept it simple with my lunches this week.  I ate this yesterday and today and I will eat it tomorrow.  Anyway, have I told you guys about my love for Puffins?  I had a love affair with then as a lunchtime dessert/snack over the summer.  Well, now I'm all about the cinnamon flavor.    

I've been having a bowl of this stuff in the morning before I leave for work.  But I love it so much that I eat them dry after having my savory garlic lunch.  It's a perfect palate cleanser.  Sweet and crunchy and not too much sugar and a bit of fiber.  Ugh, do I sound like I'm advertising for them? Sorry. I'm just a girl standing in front of a box of cereal and asking it to love me.

The upcoming holiday is the Super Bowl of lunch leftovers and I'm going to try not to bog down my box with a bunch of turkey and fixins.   I want to be more creative and lunch specific in the coming weeks.  I love the food I eat but I feel like I'm lacking variety because a lot of times I eat the same lunch and dinner 2 or 3 days a week.  Leftovers are easy (and delicious) when you know your food is great from meal 1 to meal 5.  On the flip side, it can get really boring and predictable when I open my box and see the same chicken dinner from the night before staring back at me.  Hopefully I'll get my creative mojo back after turkey day.  Wish me luck.  Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. omg Malaika, I miss you & your blog (that's my fault, I haven't been here in a while) this line? "Sorry. I'm just a girl standing in front of a box of cereal and asking it to love me." effing genius. We missed you tonight and coincidentally enough we were talking about this exact cereal! Happy Thanksgiving :)