I think you might know by now that I love spending time in the kitchen, cooking for my family and friends...
...but occasionally I have a day when time is a premium.
Like when I'm in the middle of rewriting a proposal for the third time.
Or when inspiration hits and I just CAN'T step away from the computer, even though my stomach is telling me my time on this earth is going to expire if I don't send something down SOON!
On those days, I usually resort to a spinach/cheese omelette (about 15 minutes prep, but very satisfying), or PB&J (about 5 minutes prep, but not satisfying at all).
And then I found these at Sam's Club last week:
I usually pass by items like this, but that day they were giving out samples (don't you just love those samples!), and I thought, I think it's time for some convenience foods....
I started with the Asian mix (yes, I bought one of each!). When I opened the package, this is what I found:
The veggies are a blend of cabbage, carrots and cilantro (mmm, I love that cilantro...). The dressing is an Asian style sesame/ginger dressing (with no MSG - I checked), and then there were little rice snack thingies and slivered almonds to use for a garnish.
The package said there were 3.5 servings, with 120 calories per serving. I split the contents in half - which gave me a humongous salad for Thursday and another one for our Father's Day picnic yesterday.
|The view during our picnic on Father's Day :)|
How much time did it take? About 3 minutes, including stopping to take photos!
And then I revised another scene of my new story while I ate my lunch.
I'll be eating the Garden Salad version this week - probably Tuesday and Thursday.
:) I love it when I have lunches all planned out!
And, of course, Monday wouldn't be complete without a gratuitous puppy picture!
|Thatcher, 11 weeks|
So, let's chat! What is your favorite quick lunch?