Dear Home-Ec 101,
I just started a new job and I only have 30 mins for lunch. Since I have bathroom priorities and waiting in line for microwave can quickly use up that time. Do you have any suggestions for lunches that require no reheat. I need more variety than salad and a sandwich.
Fast and Furious
I don’t have to leave the house for lunch, but I certainly understand the appeal of a quick meal. Typically I feed 4 – 6 people 3 times a day. That adds up to quite a bit of food prep. I love lunch to require as little thought as possible.
There’s a lot more to salad than the lettuce and dressing varieties we tend to picture.
Consider any of the following:
Now isn’t that better than iceberg with carrot and cabbage shreds?
Get creative with your sandwiches, too.
There’s a whole world beyond deli meat and PBJ.
Gazpacho, a cold vegetable soup is another option.
Some leftovers are amazing cold, even though it’s not an everyday kind of food I do have an unhealthy fondness for leftover fried chicken. Sliced pork tenderloin on a sandwich is lovely, too.
These are a just a few ideas to help get those lunchtime creative juices flowing.
What I really want to do is open the comments up to suggestions from Home-Ec 101 Readers. I know you have tons of ideas, let’s hear them.
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