Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Squish Squish

It's been raining on and off all day here in New York.  It makes riding my bike to work really soggy.  Anyway, I tried something else that might have had soggy results too.
This photo is pretty bad.  Sorry!

  • turkey bologna, light provolone on Ezekiel bread
  • strawberries
  • Cara Cara orange

I experimented with putting cut up oranges in my new lunchbox today.  It didn't leak or get any juice on my sandwich.  I'm still not sure about putting anything more wet than orange slices.  Also, I'm not sick of sandwiches, yet.  But what else can I put in the sandwich section of this box?  I suppose I could put leftovers (we're making pizza for dinner tonight) but can I put the entire box in the microwave or will I have to take food out and put it on a separate plate to warm it up.  I think I'm going to go back to my trust Laptop Lunch until I can figure this one out a little better.
No good explanation for this picture.  It's just me trying on Mexican wrestling masks...as you do.  I'm in a silly mood tonight.

Monday, May 7, 2012


I got a new lunchbox this weekend.  I'm feeling it out.
I got it from The Container Store.  It cost about $5.
I stole the idea from a lady that was in my most recent Weight Watchers meeting.  I forget her name, but I totally accosted her and grilled her about it when I saw her pull it out of her bag.
It's cute huh? There were three colors on the shelf, green, blue and pink.  I'm not a pink person and the green was too froggy looking so I chose blue.
I made a simple lunch since I wasn't sure how to pack this little dude up:
  • turkey bologna and light provolone cheese on Ezekiel 4:9 bread
  • broccoli
  • strawberries
So, one good thing about this box is that it's small and compact and fits easily in my purse.  The bad thing is that I can't put anything liquid or wet in it.  No yogurt or soup with this guy.  Also, I can't put it in the the microwave so no tasty leftovers either.  It's still good for a lunch or snack like the one above.  Food that can be eaten with one hand and on the go.  I am definitely going to use this on my next bike tour or long day out roaming the streets on my bike.

Have you guys tried any new lunch boxes lately?  How do you pack your lunch every day?  Sometimes I miss my old brown sack lunch that my dad used to make for me in elementary school.  He drew lots of pictures all over the bag and put little positive affirmations on it.  It was fantastic!  Are any of you still doing the old fashioned sack lunch at work?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Bowl Full Of Heaven

I've been having an Asian adventure in a bowl for the past couple of days:
  •  Cara Car oranges
  • chicken teriyaki, brown rice, steamed broccoli, sautéed peppers
The master chef of the house cracked open our trusty Williams-Sonoma slow cooker book and decided to try his hand teriyaki chicken.  He even had to go on a mini scavenger hunt to find a key ingredient.
This stuff made all the difference.
The results are delicious!  Here is the recipe in case you want to try it.  He used drumsticks instead of thighs and I'm sure you could use chicken breasts too.

I don't want to leave you with a picture of a bowl of raw chicken so here's a picture of me riding home from a magical afternoon hanging out at a bike show with my friends Julie and Sheryl.
I'm hope you're having a great week so far.