Ahh, lunch. My nemesis. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind going out to lunch! But standing in my kitchen at lunchtime trying to figure out what to prepare always leaves me baffled. Once farmer’s market season starts (next week!) I have to pack lunches. Oy, then it really gets fun. We go out a lot during farmers market season. Now, since I have to be saving up money for the entire year, it seems silly to be spending a fair amount on breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is a little easier. I could make some banana bread, or pack some biscuits and coffee, but lunch…It also looks bad that we are at our booth selling delicious, healthy fare, then running over and grabbing fast food. Contradiction!
I always start out with good intentions, I always envision a full cooler of delicious fare. Then farming season hits full swing and our herbal business takes off! I am too tired to pack anything come a week into the whole venture. This year, I am doing one or two less markets. I am going to embrace healthy living…all the time, and saving money. Here’s my problem and that is where you can help.
I don’t care for most sandwiches. I don’t like the consistency of mushy bread. It is a little hot for soup. I can only eat so many salads and then I am starving and go get something else. I need creativity, ideas, wise housewives to give me a clue! Surely that is not the entire makeup of lunch! My friends out there, please reply with your favorite lunch ideas. Particularly ones that I can pack easily.
If you were going to a farmers market at 5:30 and wouldn’t be home until 2:30, what would you pack? Don’t forget the thermoses of coffee! We also need filling food. We work really hard in the summer and are always hungry. And since we are working while eating, something easy to eat.
Thanks ahead of time for the ideas!
(I love this picture from Williams-Sonoma!)