School starts this week. While I’m bummed to have vacation come to an end, at least this will take me one semester closer to graduation! And, I am going to use this as an opportunity to introduce a new part of my Menu Plans… lunches! I’ve been taking a lunch with me to work and/or school for close to four years now since college graduation, and I’m starting to get sick of the normal elementary school-style lunch: sandwich [or leftovers] + veggie + fruit + yogurt + snack for the AM/PM depending on the day… blah. Ben usually takes leftovers in his lunch, and I do the same from time to time. However, I don’t always have access to a microwave on campus so that isn’t always an option. So what I am going to try to do this semester is make ahead one cold, lunch-specific main dish that we can eat a couple times during the week. I suspect this will help me alleviate my boredom with the good ‘ole lunchbox and making packing a lunch less of a chore.
Week of January 10
Monday: couscous salad
Tuesday: Mom’s meatloaf
Wednesday: out to eat
Friday-Sunday: visiting friends…
lunch special: Mediterranean Tuna Wraps
Question of the Day: Do you take your lunch to school or work? What tips do you have for me for making lunch more exciting?