Breakfast to go!

by spiceaholic on June 14, 2010

Rare is the morning that I eat breakfast at home before I go to work.  Almost 100% of that is due to poor planning or a lack thereof.  But that’s okay, because the breakfasts I eat are usually portable or can be easily put together at work.  I know you’ve seen my eleventy-billion pics of my breakfast sandwich, so I don’t need to explain further.

Now that the weather is getting hotter, I don’t always feel like a hot breakfast.  I am not a big cereal person, but I do enjoy it from time to time.  I just know that I will probably get hungry a lot sooner than usual.

Anyway, instead of lugging cereal and soymilk to keep at the office, today I decided to try something I’ve had languishing in my pantry for a while.  I forgot that I had bought this Fit N Fresh Breakfast Chiller for just such a situation.  It has a bottom bowl to hold fruit, an ice ring, a cup for milk or yogurt, and a top container for cereal.

Fresh strawberries and blueberries ready to go.  It took some trial and error to figure out that the strawberries needed to be sliced so that everything fit together.

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Light vanilla soymilk.

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Kashi GoLean.  It goes SO well with berries and soymilk!

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The lid to the breakfast chiller. It even comes with a foldy spoon — which I didn’t use.

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All put together.  This thing doesn’t come apart easily. I know because I dropped my bag of food on the driveway on the way to my car and nothing spilled.

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Breakfast all assembled at work once I started getting hungry.

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Now the past couple weeks I have been horrible about not bringing my lunch to work.  Well, I did bring some frozen meals to keep at work but they never sound good at lunchtime.  I have fallen victim to all the convenient and reasonably cheap lunch options near my office.  But even I get sick of eating out after a while.  And last week I kept thinking about a particular sandwich that is not the kind you can just get at Subway.  So I finally bought the fixings and made myself make a sandwich to take today.

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Doesn’t that look so good? It’s a whole-wheat baguette with Gouda cheese, turkey, sliced tomato, Dijon mustard, and fresh spinach.  I was feeling nostalgic for the sandwiches I would eat when I was doing my summer semester in France in college.   Fresh baguettes, Gouda, Edam, or Camembert, and sometimes fresh tomato slices.  I didn’t eat ham and apparently turkey was not as common a lunch meat choice, so cheese it was!

Anyway, I decided I wanted to get out of the office while I ate but wanted to avoid having to go outside in the heat.  Not to mention, downtown isn’t exactly the cleanest place . . .  So I decided to head down to the lobby of our building, where there are some tables and chairs.  I bought some chips and a drink in one of the stores in case they were picky about people just sitting there.  I had my lunch and a book to read and I just enjoyed myself.

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I really like these chips! They provided a nice spicy crunch to complement the sandwich.  And it was so nice to “get out” of the office for a bit.

This lunch kept me going a good bit.  I’ve been trying to eat only when I’m hungry and some days I do better than others.  Around 4 or 5 I started feeling a wee hunger pang.  I nibbled on a piece of chocolate from the breakroom and that was that.

Dinner was leftovers from a cooking experiment from yesterday.  I was trying to make a fish pulao using some salmon we had in the freezer.  I think I need to work on the spices and technique a bit more, but it was a pretty good start.

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I followed this up with some chocolate as Mr. Spice and I watched some TV together.

Time to call it a night!

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