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4/29/12 7:25 P

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That seems to really work for me. Cook dinner for two and have the second portion the next day for lunch. Added advantage is I package it for lunch the night before giving me extra time in the morning.

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4/17/12 10:50 A

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Now retired, but when I worked I had variety of containers for leftovers. Many times what was for dinner became lunch the next day..... I do the same thing now, just have it at home.

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3/29/12 8:46 A

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Or 2 dinners and 2 lunches. emoticon

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3/27/12 7:48 P

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Very true. I found though that if I cooked for two and had dinner and lunch, it sorta keeps things from getting boring. But, the 4 is also good and I do do that. I try not to go over 4 servings though as I do get tired of the same thing. Dinner and three lunches is good, though.

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3/26/12 11:27 P

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Of course, one of the advantages of cooking for one or two, is that when you are home, you can cook a regular 4 serving meal, and have enough leftovers to pack a couple of lunches. I sometimes pack one for the next day and freeze one for the following week.

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One of the coolest ideas I've seen was on Pinterest and is for salads in a jar... a mason jar. The blog posting is here: mypinsmypinterest.blogspot.com/2012/
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I'm getting ready to move and change jobs, but it appears they can last for up to a week in the fridge. I definitely plan on giving this one a try when I'm at my new job.

I also think this Cornbread salad, www.deepsouthdish.com/2011/05/cornbr
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d-salad-recipe.html
could be done in a jar or other lidded glass dish. Not sure of how long it will last, but it might be worth a try.

I also do mini pasta servings. I'll cook pasta for dinner, any kind, then add sauce, some mozarella or cheese of choice and pepperoni. That's it. I modified this from an oven casserole dish and think it works better on the stove top. Heats well the next day.


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3/25/12 9:23 P

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Lentils cook up really quickly, so do canned beans.

I fried a chopped onion, added a bit of tomato, green pepper, coriander, cumin, and spinach, and some canned beans for supper tonight and it was really good.

I had it with a sauce made of plain yogurt, 1 small clove of garlic, and 1/2 tsp of mint.

Stir fries are also easy to do.
Did you know that you can add 1/2 of liquid, throw in the rice noodles, and cover?
I always cooked the noodles separately, but much prefer the one pot method now.

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3/23/12 6:10 P

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my son makes his regular food and then seals a meal the rest for his lunches or dinners the days he gets home late.

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3/23/12 3:04 P

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You can microwave almost anything you make ahead if you have good containers. I would suggest finding time once or twice a week to cook and package meals- pasta, turkey meatloaf, just about anything you like. Not only will you have more variety, but probably better nutrition since you will be selecting the ingredients.

Look online for easy recipes that can be stored/frozen and microwaved later. Once you start, cooking ahead will make your life and meals much more satisfying.

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3/23/12 1:47 P

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I work 12 hour shifts, from 830am - 9pm, so I eat both lunch and dinner at work. I am looking for quick easy recipes that I can make and freeze to bring to work. I've been eating soup for lunch and a Smart Ones for dinner, but I am getting so tired of that, anyone have any good ideas for something I can bring with me to work and pop into the microwave?

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