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Favorite "lunch"?
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Post# 425764   5/20/2020 at 15:24 (242 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Now that I'm working from home.... not terribly happy about it. I'm eating lunch at home.
I thought some "favorites" might be fun. Feel free to "add".
Do you have a 'regular', favorite special lunch?
I've started making iced tea again. My late aunt, (Convertible 1076) used to make it DAILY. Lots of people were in and out of that busy house. They loved her "tea". I realized, later, that this "Pittston Hospital iced tea" treat is what she made.She volunteered there, probably where/how she got hooked on it. All presumed the "formula" went with here when she died.
Some love it, ask for it. Others don't care for it, or foe me, for that matter.

My lemonade is good, just not as good as the tea.
so? salad, soup, sandwich?? What do you do when you "do lunch"?

Post# 425769 , Reply# 1   5/20/2020 at 18:52 (242 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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My sandwich of choice is usually either a Polish Ham and swiss or a Tuna Fish sandwich.
A "side" tends to depend on the day, same goes for beverage. Milk, Dr Pepper, or Coffee...

Post# 425777 , Reply# 2   5/20/2020 at 21:00 (242 days old) by Marks_here (_._)        
Since I have lost over

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110 pounds it was all to food allergies, now I have a veg and gluten free wraps from Aldi's. 1 is just enough and I don't feel sick afterwards.

Post# 425785 , Reply# 3   5/20/2020 at 22:42 (242 days old) by gregvacs28 (space coast)        

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Congrats on the normalization of your weight.

If I can just trim off 20 lbs I'll be an ideal BMI.

Post# 425841 , Reply# 4   5/21/2020 at 22:03 (241 days old) by JustinAjax (Georgia)        

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My favorite lunch would be a good croque monsieur which I guess is just a glorified hot ham and cheese sandwich. The addition of the cheese sauce elevates it to something special though. More typical for me would be a French dip (which my buddy Nick hates and says who wants a wet sandwich?) or a club sandwich. Just no "salad" sandwiches like chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad, etc. Mayonnaise is straight from the devil.

Post# 425848 , Reply# 5   5/22/2020 at 01:38 (240 days old) by Marks_here (_._)        
"Wet sandwich "

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Reminds me of watching these baking shows and the judge complains about a "soggy bottom" no one wants that! And the other judge asks "is that from personal experience" and the answer was "that's an entirely different show!"

Post# 425852 , Reply# 6   5/22/2020 at 06:34 (240 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Coal City, IL)        

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"Mayo is straight from the devil" I dont mind Mayo, but Miracle Whip is my personal preference

Post# 425915 , Reply# 7   5/23/2020 at 13:24 (239 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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I have been doing a lot of healthier choices. But at the same time being at the restaurant we have been having test kitchen days sampling new food for the new menu coming out. LOL

But in general I have been doing a lot of salads on the days I work from home. Quick and easy. I have been trying to get rid of the pop so to speak. My go to was Diet Coke but now I'm drinking more of the Sparkling Ice or just a glass of water either with Mio drops or just water. LOL If I go with any pop it's now 7UP products.

I do a lot of snacking through the day which seems to help also.

Post# 425978 , Reply# 8   5/24/2020 at 13:13 (238 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

When at home, pizza and beer FTW!
When at work, usually a boring homemade sandwich.

Post# 426045 , Reply# 9   5/25/2020 at 21:24 (237 days old) by Jo (Dallas,TX)        

Turkey with lettuce and tomato and pickles, maybe a slice of cheese fixed as a sandwich or wrap, depends on my mood. Bread must always be toasted.

Every now and then I go off bread so having the turkey with some turkey pepperoni and maybe a slice of cheese zapped lightly in the micro along with some everything bagel seasoning makes a healthy lunch. Sometimes I add a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar to this combo.

For a low carb option, I sometime make scrambled eggs and egg whites, diced tomatoes, some shredded cheese, 3 chicken or turkey sausage links (the small breakfast sized ones) sliced up in the scramble and itís very good, usually sprinkle in some taco seasoning for flavor. Virtually no carbs. Add whatever veggies you like to it if you like more flavors and variety!

I have genetically high triglycerides so I try to eat healthy for that purpose and also try to keep carbs low as I like to workout regularly at the gym 3 times a week and stay fit. I only have one body so I need to take good care of it, though with covid, thatís off the table and at home workouts are in until this thing is gone or we have a vaccine.

Post# 426057 , Reply# 10   5/26/2020 at 01:36 (236 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
First,congrats to Mark on the weight reduction!

In the cooler months of winter I like having like soup and crackers, stew,a bowl of chili beans with a little diced onion and cheese on top,I don't care much for fast food but I will stop for a Philly Cheese and steak sandwich with grilled onions now and then. Warmer weather, if at home I may make a burrito, chicken or vegetarian, or a salad with toppings. I am lucky in that I can and do eat anything I want as much as I want and the scale never registers over 150lbs. 6ft. tall 30"waist, so fixing a peanut butter/banana/avocado sandwich on lightly toasted whole seed bread is not unheard of! Leftovers from last night's dinner are fair game. Lemonade,ice tea,sparkling water,coffee.Now I'm hungry...

Post# 426063 , Reply# 11   5/26/2020 at 07:50 (236 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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Chicken salad sandwich with lots of lettuce and tomato........and the bread has to be toasted......and plain potato chips. Iced tea to drink. Also BLT's too.

Other than bacon, I just won't eat pork. I don't know why I'm OK with bacon but anything else pork I just can't bring myself to eat.

Post# 426236 , Reply# 12   5/29/2020 at 21:30 (233 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


My favorite "lunch" is peanut butter and bananas "mashed" up together and spread on whole wheat "toast."

Post# 426928 , Reply# 13   6/14/2020 at 14:53 (217 days old) by OldSuck (Houston, Texas )        

I love a good cold meatloaf sandwich, with lettuce & mayo, and if you use oatmeal as the binder, it helps keep the cholesterol buildup down.
Donít forget grilled cheese sandwiches. Theyíre especially good with tomato soup on cold days.
You can also cook some boneless chicken breasts and shred them. (Try a mixer! It shreds instantly.)
You can make chicken salad sandwiches or just put it on a salad, or stir in some bbq sauce and have shredded bbq chicken sandwiches. Thereís a buncha stuff you can whip up with a bowl of shredded chicken in the fridge.

Post# 427060 , Reply# 14   6/16/2020 at 14:28 (215 days old) by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
My at-Home lunch choices?

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Well, PB&J is always a good and handy choice.  I also keep a good stock of deli meats and cheeses (usually Cheddar, Swiss, or Provolone) on hand as well as several different varieties of canned soups and several cans of boneless, white meat chicken breast.  I love this made into a quick chicken salad which I either eat on crackers or on toasted Trader Joe’s Canadian White bread.


Sometimes, just some fresh cut-up fruit and cheese makes a good lunch for me as well.


Bill W.

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