As I was going through SP I ran across a blog where someone had gotten organized and was prepping their food for the day in order to take the pressure off when office junk food reared it's ugly head.
When I have time, I make extras to freeze and things to have on hand so I can grab and go but it got me to thinking there are a few things I want to get to become part of my "kit" so to speak.
In order to make my food more appetizing, I'm going to get a few inexpensive plates that I can keep at work- they're going to be pretty and washable so as not to clog landfills with paper plates.
A pretty plate simply can't go without pretty silverware to go with it right? So, in the "kit" it will go.
Wouldn't a brightly colored glass (a big one!) make that water just so much more interesting don't you think?
Measuring spoons- I need measuring spoons! How many times have I eyeballed something only to measure it and find out I messed up and it was more than I had thought (don't answer that).?
How about a small scale? That would come in handy (see note above).
Oh yes, a bag to put it all in. We have little fridges at work and I don't mind stashing a diet soda in there but unless I know someone, I'm not so sure I want my food near their food. I don't know, that is just me. I'm going to look around and find a nice cooler bag to put it in.
Now, back to the meals themselves. With nice tableware the food will have to be good too- during the summer months, I'm thinking (LC) picnic:
Greek Salad, chicken salad on a bed of shredded mixed greens or perhaps stuffed into a medium sized hollowed out tomato (you can put a myriad of things in a tomato) or serve it in butter lettuce cups. How about a LC version of pulled pork on a bed of LC cole slaw? Ceviche eaten with torn lettuce (think torn tortilla) You can't go wrong with meat on a stick can you? Make several for dinner and wrap in foil to throw into your bag. Leftover grilled veggies are good cold a well or, wait for it. . . put them on a stick! Too hot to cook? No time? how about pre-cut veggies from the store, a jar of bleu cheese dressing and a selection of sliced meat and cheese from the deli. You can pre-package deli food you buy on Sunday into smaller packages all set to go. Thin cut ham with herbed cream cheese (cilantro, chive or parsley)rolled up and secured with a tooth pick.
I could keep going but you get the point- be creative, make it fun and save yourself some time by making it ahead or throwing the ingredients into a bag/cooler/what-have-you and take care of it at work. I'm off to the store