Sunday, April 29, 2012

Eating My Way Through April

April has flown by!  I've had some great lunches lately.  Here are the highlights

  •  Left over thin crust pizza
  • sugar snap peas
  • bell pepper with balsamic vinaigrette dipper
  • peaches and blackberries

  • green salad with bell peppers and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Greek yogurt
  • sugar snap peas
  • homemade quiche (smoked salmon, tomatoes, spinach)

  •  only thing new here is the pineapple chunks

  • special treat for me (not so special for the people within smelling distance of my desk)...smoked herring on toasted Ezekiel bread

  •  Baked potato! (6 minutes in the microwave wrapped in wax paper, stabbed with a fork a few times)
  • sugar snap peas
  • broccoli
  • a piece of Salisbury steak (made out of turkey meat)

  • Cara Cara oranges
  • watermelon
  • broccoli
  • Salisbury steak
I had a hankering for quiche so I slapped one together with some stuff we had in the fridge (eggs, milk, smoked salmon, tomatoes and spinach) and dumped it all into a frozen whole wheat pie crust. Et voila!  My fella went above and beyond and created a TV dinner standby from scratch!  He found this Salisbury steak recipe and worked like the dickens to make a big batch of it.  I tried to round out the rest of my lunch with fruits and veggies to off set the heaviness of a big hunk of meat in mushroom sauce.  

Lately, I've become a little obsessed with Instagram.  If you want to follow me just look for likeylou.  But, be warned, it's not just pictures of lunches.  It's mainly shots of my fingernails, pretty bikes, my friends and lots of weird stuff that I encounter in NYC.  Now, what's for lunch tomorrow?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sweet Sweet Spring

I went dessert crazy last week:

  •  cara cara oranges
  • Brussels sprouts (I steam them in the microwave for 1 minute)
  • smoked salmon and light havarti cheese sandwich
  • blueberry muffin 
I had brunch at my friend's house over the weekend and I swiped one of the yummy blueberry muffins she made.  That was the beginning of the end.

  • turkey bologna and cheese sandwich
  • Brussels sprouts
  • salt and pepper garbanzo beans
  • peached and blackberries (they start out frozen and thaw perfectly by lunchtime)

I always attempt to redeem myself midweek.  But I spiraled into a sugary and fat filled k-hole by the end of the week.

  •  3 layer chicken enchilada
  • Brussels sprouts
  • vanilla cake with chocolate frosting 
  • blackberries and peaches
I was craving cheesy chunky chicken enchiladas so I slapped together a sort of lasagna inspired version.  If you want the "recipe" let me know.  It's pretty easy since I used Trader Joe's enchilada sauce.  And the cake...well, it happened.  It was used for dessert after a big dinner/game night we had and of course I dropped a piece into my lunch box.  

  • another huge hunk of enchilada
  • salt and pepper garbanzo beans
  • Cadbury cream egg 
  • blackberries and peaches
Yep!  I ended the week by eating cheese and candy for lunch.   It was Good Friday, after all!  I'll try to do better this week.  But I think I'm still in a bit of a  self destructive slump.  Well, I'm never going to go full out and not pack a lunch or eat a 100% junk lunch.  But I feel like I'm on a slippery slope.