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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.


  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

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

    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!

  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!

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


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