I hate lunch. I am pretty sure that phrase has been issued a time or two on this blog because it is so very true. Every day it arrives and I think, “Ugh, not you again.” It isn’t the kids, they are easy. Peanut butter and jelly, lather, rinse, repeat. It is me. I am the problem.
First off, I hate leftovers. And hate might not be strong enough. Secondly, I am not a fan of sandwiches. Actually I like a grilled cheese or BLT from time to time, but in general do not enjoy lunchmeat very much. So usually it comes down to a bowl of cereal or an apple with a handful of pita chips. It isn’t pretty.
But recently I came upon and ingenious idea to make my lunchtime work a little better. We have tacos almost every week because it is one of the few things I can make that everyone likes, is relatively healthy and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. So when I make tacos I double the meat and save half for a week of lunches. (I use this taco seasoning recipe to avoid MSG and other nasty stuff in the store bought kind)
Then for several days during the week I simply throw some lettuce in a bowl. I top it with some warmed up leftover taco meat and cheese. Then for dressing I either mix together some salsa and sour cream and we have ourselves a salad. If I really want to get fancy I will make some of this AMAZING Avocado Aioli from Naturally Knocked Up (seriously, it is to die for).
It is easy and tasty and I have yet to become sick of it. So let’s just say it is “working for me now” until I get bored and go back to eating a slice of toast.
Tell me please. What do you eat for lunch?
This post is linked up to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.