Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This week's lunch round-up

Again, following with the idea of doing a small amount of cooking over the weekend, I made some pbj sandwiches, a container of carrot sticks, and a large batch of pumpkin muffins on Sunday, leaving me with less to make on Monday. For the week, this is what we're having for lunch:

  • pbj sandwiches
  • carrot sticks
  • pumpkin muffins with cream cheese
  • fresh apples
  • turkey-noodle-vegetable soup (made a large pot of soup for dinner on Monday, with enough leftovers for a couple of days of soup this week)
  • Greek yogurt parfaits (Greek yogurt, chopped nuts, granola, jam)
  • toasted cheese sandwiches (will make later in the week, as we run out of the above list of items)
  • tomato-basil soup (made from pureed, canned tomatoes, minced onions, basil, oregano, pepper, salt and thickened with a faux beurre manie (a paste of flour and oil instead of butter, to thicken at the last moment -- also, I'll make this later in the week, to round out the last bits for lunches)
Even when I don't make up all the lunch fixins' on one day, I find that if I plan it out for the week, ahead of time, that I know what to do and when, so that lunch-making is a simple task for all.

4 comments:

  1. Yum! I've been craving tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

    Sunday afternoon I made a week's worth of meals for my husband to take with him, but I didn't do a lot of prep for the two of us at home this week. I've been under the weather with a sore throat/fever and simple has been the call of the days. Simple, as in what do I think I can swallow...lol.

    Do you puree your tomato soup or leave it slightly chunky?

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    1. Hi Shara,
      On whether or not I puree the tomatoes thoroughly, it all depends on what I'm in the mood for. I do it both ways. This past week, I've run the canned tomatoes through the food processor only partially, so the soup had more texture. Sometimes I make tomato soup with canned tomato paste, then it's definitely a smooth soup.

      I hope that you're feeling better now! A sore throat is no fun!

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  2. The toasted cheese sandwiches sounded good to me, too. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a Saturday lunch favorite during chilly days around here. But my soup isn't homemade ... cuz Saturdays (when I'm not working) are my days to relax and have fun, too!

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    1. Hi Kris,
      these are chilly days here, for sure! Some soup is always warming.

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