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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:33 PM

Assorted leftover veggies, an heirloom (Early Girl) tomato, fresh and dried herbs,

onion, garlic (all sauteed in a pan), and 2 ounces of angel hair pasta makes a delicious, easy and inexpensive lunch. I spent as much time making it as I would have driving to some dump like McDonald's for garbage food.

I love salads for lunch, but sometimes I want more of a "meal" meal.

What are some of the lunchtime favorites of the group here?

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Reply Assorted leftover veggies, an heirloom (Early Girl) tomato, fresh and dried herbs, (Original post)
Auggie Aug 2019 OP
wryter2000 Aug 2019 #1
Auggie Aug 2019 #5
FoxNewsSucks Aug 2019 #2
Auggie Aug 2019 #6
Ohiogal Aug 2019 #3
Auggie Aug 2019 #7
MLAA Aug 2019 #4
Auggie Aug 2019 #8
MLAA Aug 2019 #10
japple Aug 2019 #9
Auggie Aug 2019 #11
bearfan454 Aug 2019 #12

Response to Auggie (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:48 PM

1. Tomato sandwiches

Good white bread, mayo, homegrown early girls. I'm eating my way through the tomatoes I haven't frozen for sauce.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 06:25 PM

5. I love those too, but I substitute basil pesto for mayo and focaccia for white bread

I'm a pushover for both pesto and focaccia. I'm always baking it during the summer.

Not much beats a homegrown Early Girl!



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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:04 PM

2. "dump like McDonald's for garbage food"

LOL, you are being way to kind to McDonalds, and actually insulting valuable real garbage. . .

I also make pasta or rice for lunch when I'm home, it's quick to make if I don't have any left over from something else. And easy to use up whatever vegetables or meat I have in the fridge.

I also like to thaw a few shrimp, then use leftover mexican rice, peppers, garlic, onion, radish and cilantro to make shrimp tacos. As long as I remember to get a few shrimp out of the freezer in the morning, it's also really fast. Leftover chicken & beef make good tacos quickly too.

And of course, 2 eggs, some Burger's Smokehouse ham, and loaded hash browns makes a good lunch too.

Damn, I wish I could stay home every day

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 06:26 PM

6. Making me hungry ...

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

3. a 3-egg omelette is what I go to

and I add to it whatever I have in the fridge.

Often times it's onion, broccoli, spinach, chopped fresh tomatoes, and mushrooms. Sprinkled with cheese on top and served with salsa on the side.

You're right, Auggie, it takes the same amount of time to make something up like that as it would for me to get in my car and drive to a fast-food restaurant. And your own cooked food is always much better!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 06:27 PM

7. Omelettes!

I never think of them for lunch, but they're a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:26 PM

4. I like what you made but add mushrooms and capers (from a jar ) when I have them 😉

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Response to MLAA (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 06:28 PM

8. Had neither mushrooms, capers or black olives ...

all or one would have made great additions!

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Response to Auggie (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:32 PM

10. olives.....great idea 😉

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:42 PM

9. Throw in a few quartered artichoke hearts, grated parmesano.

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Response to japple (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:53 PM

11. Yum

I left off the cheese as this was a diet lunch. Love the hearts idea.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 07:04 PM

12. Tuna fish sandwich and jalapeno chips nt

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