prillalar: (8-ball)
I shall need a special lunch icon soon!

After the Great Stew Success of last weekend, I would like to make some chili this weekend. I've made chili in the past, but never found a recipe I really liked. I've googled, but recipes are like plumbers -- it's better to get a recommendation from someone you know.

If you have one that works well for you (a recipe, not a plumber) and have the time, please share. :) Con or sans carne -- both are fine.
prillalar: (8-ball)

Before I get into the exciting news about my lunch, I just wanted to note that there's BSG comment fic on my "Who should Kara fuck?" post. Kara/various, including Lee, Sharon, Laura, and Sam Carter. (Not all at once!)

 

A few weeks ago, I asked for advice on what to take to work for lunch, so as to save cash. I've made a bit of progress since then.

First off, I purchased a new humungous lunch bag for all my fabulous new food. It will comfortably hold a large lunch or a sixpack or a human head. Here's a photo, with LEGO Snape included for scale.

photo of my lunch bag )

I bought a mountain of plastic containers, the kind that are cheap so if you leave your tuna sandwich in them for three weeks, you can just pitch it and not worry about the cash. (You do have to suppress your guilt about putting more plastic into landfills. So it's better all round to just eat the sandwich.)

And today I actually cooked a big pot of stew. I got the recipe from[livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro, but since it's stew, I changed it around a bit.

Laura's recipe )

my changes )

I cooked it for two hours and it was awesome! I have enough for three lunches this week and two servings to freeze, to see how that works out.

 

Next time, I would add another potato, but put them in a little later during the cooking process. They were a bit overdone. And there could have been more garlic. Also, I need to buy a fancy vegetable scraper for the potatoes. I couldn't find my cheap old one and had to peel them with a knife.

I have salad and rice crackers and granola bars to add to all of this and I'll buy some sourdough bread at the bakery near work.

Now I just have to figure out what to have for supper instead of toast...

 

Did you know that recipe is the imperative of the Latin verb recipio? In this context, it means "take", like "take three eggs, take two bottles of beer, mix them together". And so it came to be our English noun.

Lunch

Sep. 5th, 2005 08:42 am
prillalar: (apples)
Today, a cat picture lunch post. Tomorrow, we return to our regularly scheduled fannish topics.

Tomorrow I go back to working full-time hours after being part-time for July and August. (It's going to be such a shock to my system!) I am trying to save money by bringing my lunch with me most days of the week. I don't cook a lot and when I do, it's usually something that doesn't generate leftovers. So, I'm trying to figure out some fast, easy, and tasty lunches.

When I was growing up, I took my lunch to school most days. And I would only ever eat tuna sandwiches. Every day, for years and years, tuna sandwiches. Bread, mayo, tuna, and salt. It's still a big favourite of mine, but I don't think I can eat it more than two or three times a week right now.

What do you take to work for lunch? How much time do you spend making it? Is it really worth the bother?

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