Here's to my first paycheck of 2009! I started working a few weeks ago after a long time off. It's a part-time job, but a job nonetheless. My drink is called the 3 liars and features housemade cucumber gin, lemonade, and a British liquor called Pimm's! So tasty.
So now that I'm working again, I have to get used to bringing my lunch to work. So I got out the old trusty Laptop Lunchbox, and here are the first two days' lunches. I try to pack substantial lunches because I tend to have a big appetite when I'm working with children, and because toddlers often are interested in trying your food. I'm happy to help little ones eat better and more varied food, so I like to have enough to share if they are interested. If not, then I'll eat it as an afternoon snack.
Thermos of basmati rice, frozen veggie blend from Trader Joe's (heated and mixed with rice), soy yogurt with blueberries, cranberry bars, and a clementine.
More basmati rice, black beans with salsa and some cilantro, mixture of onions, corn, and Field Roast chipotle sausage, Cara Cara orange. (Pardon the terrible photo).
I often bring a snack or even breakfast as well since I leave the house at 8 a.m., and I'm happily enjoying my Wrap n Mats that I got from Albion Cooks, and that were just featured on Vegan Lunchbox. Perfect for a sandwich, toast, some crackers, and who knows what else!