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How to Pack a Lunch

Alright folks. I finally broke down and went to the doctor after dealing with an infection for the past few days. Now that I’ve got my antibiotics, I think it’ll be smooth sailing from here on out…..

Started off the day with Edgar’s version of Huevos Rancheros. My version would only have been slightly different. I wouldn’t have fried the tortilla, and I would have added cheese, avocado, and cilantro. But I wasn’t making breakfast, was I? Okay then.

He said he “lightly” fried (I honestly don’t think there’s such thing. There’s “fried” and then there’s “wrong,” but that’s another post…) the tortilla in canola oil, topped it with a fried egg, and put the beans and bacon on the side. He let me add the salsa. I stuffed the beans under the egg before photo time. 😉

With two slices o’ bacon and two glasses of cranberry juice. *sigh*

It was about 10:30 when I got home from my picking up my prescription, so I figured I ought to pack my lunch and eat it at work once I got hungry. It’s not every day that I bring my lunch to work, but I figured I’d take the opportunity to show you how to pack a lunch. Michelle-style.

First, grab your ingredients.

Then, measure out 1 tbsp of peanut butter and smear the it on one side of the bread. And a little on the other, ‘just so it doesn’t feel left out.


Then, slice up half the banana and place on one peanut-buttered slice of bread.

Eat the other half of the banana as a morning snack!

And now you have a tasty peanut butter and banana sandwich!

Let me just shout out here to Naturally More peanut butter. It’s my favorite ever! That stats are incredible! It’s lower in calories, fat, and sugar than regular peanut butter, but is higher in protein, fiber, and omega-3s! It’s all natural, and it just tastes REALLY GOOD.

Okay, now for the afternoon snack!

Measure out 1/3 cup of greek yogurt (higher in protein!) and put in small container.


Measure out and add in berries. I chose blackberries. Apparently I’m going for 3 oz today.

Drizzle with agave.

Voila! A packed lunch!

Of course. I ate lunch right at noon and my snack exactly two hours later. At 4, my tummy was rumbling again, so I ended up paying 65 cents with a check for this at the campus bookstore…

I gotta say. It’s not the most nutritious thing I could have bought, but it sure does taste good.

With dinner, I got …. experimental. I attempted poaching fish. I’m not good at it, apparently. But I fixed what I could and made it look pretty. Nothing tasted terrible, but I’ll be fixing the recipe before attempting either of them again.

So here you have it… “Poached” Salmon with a lemon butter sauce and Asparagus, Red Wine, and Couscous “Risotto.”

And a nightcap (which I forgot to photograph until AFTER they were gone! Oooops!)…

That’s one fruit and yogurt parfait + part of a Mocha Frappe (which I shared with Edgar).
Every Wednesday night my Sunday school class hangs out at McDonalds. Yes, McDonalds. We fellowship in style. 😉