what i had for lunch

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Homemade jerk BBQ chicken with onions, baked beans (maple/bacon flavored), and cottage cheese
two years ago when i started back up at my college (after almost four years away, aaaaah!), i was super excited because there was a kick-ass food court on campus. well, because god hates me, that first day back i was all ready to order up some orange chicken from panda express between classes--only--horror of horrors--the food court was closed down and then demolished. it took them two years to build the new one--two years i had to either bring a lunch, starve, or buy something so greasy it slid right off the counter of the 'roach coach' and into my hands. today i got to eat at the new food court! because my campus is ultra-PC, we have food from all over the world represented--sushi, chinese, all-american, and coming soon: mexican, juice/smoothies, and ice cream. oh, for the love of god! food court, i sing thy praises! anyhow, today i had a two-item chinese food combo. it wasn't entirely gross, but passable. sub-par chow mein, sadly. oh well. thursday i go back to try the uber-trendy boba drink. i would go back now, but i don't want to shoot my wad in one attempt, you know what i mean?
I had a gyro sandwhich and six fallafel balls. I love saying the words fallafel balls.
today i had shrimp creole without the rice and a bagel. one of our vendors brought in bagels from panera for all of us this morning. i got a bagel that i thought was a garlic bagel. turns out it was a french toast bagel. talk about shock!!!
I had some weird potato cheetoo thingys I bought for the first time this weekend. They are fat-free, which means, just like many fat-free chip products, they make you sick to your stomach :( I also had chef salad and four of ginger snaps.
so another grilled chicken caesar salad with vinagrette dressing and a fruit and yogurt parfait for dessert. two gross things happened during lunch, one of the guys that worked at the "restaurant" had cauliflower ear like you read about in 9th grade health class, and a roach crawled out of my pencil holder.

Monday, September 29, 2003

an apple.

sad, isn't it?
i had a meeting with a potential client. he took FOREVER to eat. and my card got denied cos it was demagnified at the airport. that was plenty embarrassing. i had this chicken marsala pasta. it was supposed to be on fusilli but it was tubes. it was good tho. now i have the shittiest breath/burps ever.
Today I had taco bell. I got what I always get when I go there. Two double deckers and a coke.
I had a stir fry bowl from Trader Joe's (the best grocery store in the world).
vegetable sandwiches (the southern/english kind, chopped up carrots, cucumbers mixed with mayonaise and put on white bread with the crusts cut off and cut into finger sizes), a v8 and a mixture of cool guacamole and salt and pepper chips.

i had a bunch of sandwiches for megan, but she left them at my house.
i'm still eating leftovers from the company meetings/parties. so i had pimiento cheese on melba toast (the toast was too greasy) and cheetos and doritos. it was totally orange. someone tried to offer me leftover shrimps but as a total orangist i refused em on a color basis. I didnt let that stop me from eating a sugar cookie for dessert though. I'll probably have a brownie later too.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Today I did errands at lunch, and when I got back, I immediately got really busy and somehow forgot to eat. At 3:30 I nuked some Wolfgang Puck's chicken and rice soup and ate some cottage cheese as a side. I was surprised to notice orzo in the soup in addition to the rice. It was good though - his soups are all pretty tasty. Wednesday and Thursday I ate the same thing I did on Tuesday.
say no to the fruit cup!

I had a ham sandwhich and doritos which were good. Then I had tapioca pudding from Nature's and now I have an urgent need to vomit.
i had a philly steak sandwhich and a large coke. the coke tastes especialy good cause the weather is so nice. it's one of those perfect indian summer days.
I had a roast beef sandwich from the lunch cart, although I really think I should have gone for the chicken cacciatore and pasta on special.
4 cups of coffee....
just went to lunch with my friend from the arts council. we went to applebee's which she thought was a scream. i thought it was a totally normal, unfunny thing to do. i got the southwestern chicken salad. a real hit or miss operation. today it was delish. but with gross guacamole.

( we finally solved the riblets mystery. apparantly its some part of the shoulder. the waitress told us.)
i went to wendys again with one of my co-workers. i had the #4. big bacon classic with cheese, fries and a diet coke. i never once considered getting the fruit cup.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

today i steak soft tacos and a coke but i'm already hungry again. yesterday i got in trouble a work so just ran down to the convenience store for a wrap to eat at my desk while waiting for my boss to arrive.
hey ya'll! I'm at the company meeting and we had roast beef sandwiches, potato salad, broccolli salad, chips, and and ice cream sandwich sundae dessert. Yummmm.
i went out to an italian place- i think called vivo with my co-workers. my boss paid for mine. i got triple mushroom chicken marsala on mushroom risotto. it was good. on the way back we stopped and i got the outkast cd.
i went with my brother to this great sub shop. i got the turkey melt which is turkey, ranch, onions, tomatoes all melted up under swiss. then we had to go get my mom a cookie cos the cookies there were lame grandma brand.
i was out and about living my glamorous life, so i went the way of the mcdonald's drive thru lane. i got the two cheeseburgers meal, which i never get, and as an added bonus it gave me a rousing case of indigestion. like i said, my life is glamorous.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

went to the rockford with co-workers. one of my co-workers picked my sandwich and i picked his. had the foccacia sandwich which had roasted red peppers, pepperoni, ham and some other stuff and a side of mashed potatoes. he had the roast beef melt which had pineapple on it. afterwards we went to the cream and bean and i had moon pie and coffee ice cream.
so after all that wendys talk i couldnt stand it and had to go. had the single combo. it was delish. i was quite surly before lunch. i think i will be riding this grease euphoria for at least another 20 minutes.
Turkey sandwich on a sub roll and an orange supplemented by another sampling of pasta salad, macaroni salad, doritos cheetos and some kind of peanut butter cereal bar with chocolate icing.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Today:
Grilled greek-style marinated chicken, with pepperocinis, peppercorn feta, no tomatoes (forgot them today). Also, cottage cheese and an apple.

Yesterday:
Grilled chicken, pepperocinis, peppercorn feta, chopped tomato from my garden, with a side of cottage cheese, but no apple this time. Don't ask me to explain that.
i had a hummus and fetta begal at Einsteins. I opted for the potato salad side and a pickle. this is a real light lunch for me. oh well.
I had a bowl of vegetable soup and an everything bagel with garden veggie cream cheese.
i just went and had lunch at a sidewalk cafe with my dad. it was nice but i was guilty about smoking cos people were so close. i smoked anyway. and i had to get my mom a sandwich, i got her the chicken salad, but i didnt want it cos its the kind with grapes. i got this turkey, havarti sandwich with apricots and green chili mayonaisse. it was really good, but the pasta salad was like cool ranch doritos in pasta form.
today i went to wendys. i drove a couple of my co-workers. one had to sit in the back of my car with a chair that i have been driving around for 2 weeks. hee hee.
At lunch I got the new Outkast, and had the hardest freaking time getting it open. the double album gimmick means that the top and bottom have the protective plastic sticker label so you cant turn it inside out from the hinge to get the label off. and then I couldnt figure out which one i wanted to listen to first. but i finally got it. its like i was acting like my mom with her new christmas music cd from pottery barn or something. but does anyone else still get a little thrill when the album has a Parental Advisory sticker on it? i feel all naughty and remember when i got Appetite for Destruction for my birthday in 6th grade and my dad had to read the liner notes but gave it back to me anyway and then my birthday party went and saw say anything. I felt like such a teenager. But anyway, for lunch I had a veggie bagel on a rosemary and olive oil bagel and a half of a salt bagel with salsa cream cheese.

Monday, September 22, 2003

i didn't eat breakfast at breakfast-time, so i saved it for lunch time. which means i had bacon, eggs and toast with this awesome pink grapefruit marmalade. (notice the inclusion of bacon, the world's tastiest meat?)
Today I went to Anthony's pizza and had two slices of super greasy new york style pizza with sausage and a mr. pibb. I used to go there about once a week but have tired of it recently. but it was nice cause the girl behind the counter still remembered me and cred enough to ask why I haven't been coming around lately.
i did not have time to post on thursday (pizza brought in because of the hurricane and because i was in a meeting/staff input session- i had slice of each: pineapple and bacon, cheese and pepperoni) or friday (panera brought lunch to everyone in our office for free- i had a tuna salad sandwich, chips and a cookie). if you were counting, that means i had lunch provided for me on wed, thurs, and fri of last week.

today i forgot my lunch so i went out with my co-workers. we tried to get indian food but went to 3 indian restaurants that were closed on mondays. we ended up going to a japanese place, 4 out of 5 of us ordered the same thing. i think it was called kudon. its rice, with onions, pork cutlet, eggs and japanese gravy- all baked together. it was good. i made one co-worker self conscious because he always says, "how does it taste" instead of "is that good" or something more normal. i have never heard anyone use the word taste as much as he does. he is afraid to comment now. whoops. so, i guess i had my foot for lunch too.

also, when i ordered, i asked for some water in my lemon instead of the other way around. the 4 boys that i went to lunch with were pretty happy about that.
i went home and had a spaghetti and meatballs lean cuisine cos i was too lazy to make a sandwich. i microwaved it at the same time as the tv in the kitchen was on which was rebellious cos my moms paranoid and freaks when i do that. i also had a bunch of these little eclairs. i couldnt stop myself.
Everyone in my office is still suffering from a lack of power, so we all had to go elsewhere for lunch today. Three of us went to the Department of Agriculture cafeteria. I didn't have much money and my stomach hates me, because I have had to eat a lot weird stuff over the last few days, so I just had a sandwich and a diet pepsi.
This weekend we had our company picnic here at work, and I was POSITIVE when i left the house this morning that there would be mountains of leftover ribs waiting for me when i got here, and i wouldnt be eating the lean cuisine roasted vegetable pizza I brought.

I was wrong. No dice on the ribs. There was still macaroni and chicken pasta salad and twisted cheetos and doritos and pickles and peanut butter pie, so I ate all of that with my pizza instead of ribs.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

i went to this diner in my high school neighborhood with my friend bunny. i had 'rocky cod chunks' which is basically an unattractive way of saying fish and chips. they make the world's best coleslaw there, too, so that was a bonus. i had a chocolate chip shake and decided to never order one again because the chips get stuck in the straw and at the end you're left with spoonfuls of chips and they aren't even that tasty. besides, i don't like to work for my indulgent rewards, you know?

Friday, September 19, 2003

Greek salad without the salad: Grilled chicken, pepperocinis, peppercorn feta, chopped tomato from my garden. About an hour later I swiped a piece of free pizza from the break room even though I wasn't hungry. The pizza was from a place near my house that I've never tried, so I convinced myself I had to try it as a "test." It was decent, not great.
Went to chipolte again. Got another free coke. The guy behind the register knows i spend some serious dough there. i got the naked fajita. welcome slp.
i comitted the cardinal sin of going to the grocery store and being hungry at the same time. then i shopped for so long i kind of wore myself out, and the idea of making something for lunch didn't sound so fun afterwards. but then gross fast food didn't sound good either. so instead i went home and made a blt. four hundred times better than any restaurants because i load on the bacon. i love bacon. i'd make a crappy jew and a crappy vegetarian. i've tried to be both in the past. yum, lunch!
Subway. Eat Fresh. Yeah Right.
i had this swanky bbq sandwich at the flying frog. they even let me substitute salad for potato salad. which is terrif cos they have shitty potato salad but fantastic cucumber ranch dressing.
a grilled chicken caesar salad. and i'm too embarrassed to say where it is from.
Today's lunch will be a nice change of pace. I'm meeting a former professor for lunch at Pepper's. Always a good meal.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Bowl of vegetable soup, grilled chicken breast (Italian marinade), cottage cheese.
Turkey and avocado sandwhich on sourdough. I kep biting into little bits of hard processed turkey fat. It was gross. Then I had a white nectarine which turned out to be really slimey. Bad lunch day for me.
i had to go to a workshop today. it wasnt the snoozefest i thought it would be. only kinda horrible. but we had untypical buffet food. this chicken and strawberry salsa, and these orzo/feta boats in zucchini. it was actually pretty good. the ranch for the salad was top notch. and frankly you cant beat a roll with butter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

I was out running errands during most of my lunch hour today so i stooped in for a qiuck philly and fries from steak escape. I'm not a very big fan of there sandwhiches (mostly cause the bread is kinda hard) but if you get it with A1 sauce and banana peepers it's tollerable.
Same thing as Monday, and Tuesday...
turkey sandwich from home, a cup of chili from wendy's, and some red grapes. did you know that a bag of grapes at the grocery store costs over $4! im saving an orange for later, since the chili replaced that space in my belly.
I had tuna noodle gratin lean cusine-thing for lunch today. It was pretty good, but I was starving an hour later, so I went down to the vending machines to get something else. I put my dollar in the machine to get a diet pepsi and of course the bottle got stuck, so there went that dollar. Then I decided to get some pretzels, I put my fifty cents in and hit the JACKPOT. Things just started falling out of the machine, it was crazy. I really thought the whole machine was going to empty out, but it stopped after barbeque chips, cheese crackers, pretzels, twinkys, milky way bar and a couple of other things had fallen. I didn't quite know what to do, part of me wished I had had my purse with me to bring some stuff back for my officemates (or stash them in my desk for another day), but I didn't and I really didn't want to walk through the museum lobby, onto the elevator, and through the archives and library, carrying an arm full of junk food. So, I just grabbed my pretzels and the milky way bar and told the security guards on break that there was free food in the machine.
went to a brown bag seminar at work on Classic Graphics. we learned about how they could help us fulfill our clients needs. at the brown bag they had boxed lunches for us from bear rock. i had a turkey and swiss, with potato salad and a big chocolate chip cookie. they also gave me a bag of pretzels, but i am saving that for later.

the funny thing about the brown bag is this: before i left, i im-ed my boss to let him know that i was going to the brown bag, his im handle starts with a "b" and so does chevy's. accidently, i im-ed chevy to tell her i was going to the brown bag. i did not realize my mistake until i got back.
i ate a crummy sandwich at my moms house. my brother was there hurrying me cos he needed a ride. the sandwich was okay but i toasted the bread to much so it was all mouth cutty. and my mom was out of mayo. good tomatoes tho. they were grown at the lake.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

today i had some chicken that i made last night. we are getting rid of all the stuff in our freezer just in case the 'cane comes, so i had chicken with spinach and broccoli. i seasoned it with lots of lemon, some lime, pepper, salt, cilantro, dill, and a little bit of butter. it was yummy. however, it was not enough to fill me up, so i had to get some captain wafers crackers with honey/peanut butter. now i am real full.

its been kinda fun preparing for this storm. they are now saying that it is not nearly as bad as it was yesterday, its only a category 3, but that could increase before it hits on thursday. it is scheduled to come right to durham/raleigh/chapel hill. tonight i am going to do all my laundry so that i have clothes to wear. i dont want to run out of underwear!!
i thought i would be lazy since i went to the dentist and go to mcdonalds and i ordered chicken mcnuggests a cheeseburger and fries. totally gross. but delicious. i had to just chew on one side of my mouth since the other side is numb.

Monday, September 15, 2003

today i had a philly cheesesteak from quiznos. whats the deal with that place. everyone seems to love it, but i think it sucks!
Soup and Salad from Nature's - sorry, it's Wild Oats now. The salad was good, but the soup tasted like they made the original recipe then watered it down to make twice as much. And this guy Nate who is a brewer just told me that's exactly how they make Bud and PBR. They increase the alcohol content of the batch, then add carbonated water to it. Hmmm...
Apparently hot dog season is officially over. I ate a greek salad (lettuce, feta, tomato, onion, and pepperocinis) with chicken that I marinated and grilled last night, cottage cheese and a Gala apple.
today i had another sandwhich from jhonny mcguires. it's called the buhdda. stacked on white bread is turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bannana peppers, mayo-curry spread and sunflower seeds.
I put all of the food I had left together last night and ended up with whole wheat pasta, chicken, broccoli and some fat-free cheese. It was pretty good. It went well with the sugar cookies my co-worker brought in.
baked spaghetti.
my mom and brother called up and said they were bringing shit by my office to put in the dumpster and did i wanna get lunch? my mom wanted to go to salsas but i wasnt in the mood for pork in chocolate with pinapple serrano chutney under a banana leaf. so we went to lorettas. i had a tuna sandwich and gazpacho.

Friday, September 12, 2003

home for lunch, the usual turkey cheddar and tomato, some kinda "natural" cheez puffs that stephen has been dying to try, orangina (for such a terrible name this is such a great drink)
i went to lunch with my co-workers to a place called evoo. evoo stands for extra virgin olive oil. i had a crab cake sandwich and french fries with sea salt. it was great, but a little on expensive side. on the way back to the office we drove by jesse helms house. its a very modest house.
Right now I'm eating Bertucci's pizza that my boss bought for us. I grabbed a slice of has italian sausage and ricotta cheese. It's pretty good. I love Bertucci's rolls.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Today I ate for lunch: avocado, cucumber and carrot sushi rolls and an apple. For breakfast I had a brownie and milk.
today i went to lunch at chick-fil-a with two of my co-workers. i had a #1.

while at lunch o ne of my co-workers started talking about a printing press he recently bought with another co-worker. he stated that the suicide note was still on it. confused by what he meant, i began to ask more questions. apparently the previous owners of the printing press, a reclusive couple, committed suicide this summer. my co-workers did not find out about this until they were on their way to go get the press in virginia. they had to go to the house to pick it up. the story that he told was a very creepy story. you can read more about it here: http://www.sfwa.org/News/onale.htm. apparently the note is a poem.
i just had a chicken salad sandwich with a cup of parmesean/ broccoli soup. i was losing it before lunch. i feel much better now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Indian food buffet (all you can eat) - chicken makhani, some kind of ground lamb dish with peas (Kibi Wat?), a couple of pieces of Nan, rice, a few fried onions, and some potato curry thing. Immediately went into a heavy food coma and could barely stay awake all day.
Tuna melt with salad (had sunflower seeds in it-yum), pepsi, and a pecan turtle. so good!
i wasnt hungry at lunch but drove past a mcdonalds and couldnt stand it. so i had a hamburger and a coke.
I had some chicken and mac and cheese today. I've been sick for three days, so I needed some good ol' southern comfort food.
today i had spudizza from amante gourmet pizza. this pizza was like a loaded baked potato pizza. it had bacon, cheddar cheese, diced potatoes with a few peppers and onions mixed in (kinda like hash brown potatoes), jalapenos, and there was sour cream to put on top. it was delicious. we ordered it last night and ted hated it because of the peppers and onions, so i got to have all the leftovers and everything. yummy.

i got it because when i was in italy i had a pizza with potatoes, bacon and rosemary on it. it was delicious.
Last night i made cracker chicken stew and brought it for lunch today. the only ingredients are 1 fat hen, a box of butter, a tablespoon of red pepper, and a box of saltines. oh and black pepper to taste. next time i wont use so much butter because i dont think my hen was fat enough. I aslo had a cranberry bagel with special imported french jams we have here at work. we are having a tasting because we might start selling them. i tried wild berries, black currant, and fig. there are 10 more flavors to try, all with more intimidating titles.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

I had a salami sandwich and a brownie with sweat tea.
i had to go to this meeting today and on our way back we stopped in this restaurant that looked like a strip club. but it turned out to be this sort of old fashioned steak house. i had this black and blue salad that was fantastic. the steak was anyway. the bleu could have been a little more toe jammy.
Feeling adventurous - today I had an orange with my turkey hot dog with ketchup and deli mustard and cottage cheese.
today we had another work lunch. we went to a southwestern restaurant and for some reason i decided to get a chicken cordon blue sandwich. a french specialty. this was dissappointing on many levels. i have had not had chicken cordon blue in a long time, but i remember loving it as a kid cause we got the tysons ones with the swiss and ham inside, the chicken was breaded. well at this southwestern restaurtant, it was grilled chicken and the bun was fresh from the bag. plus it just wasn't that good. the marinade for the chicken was weird and when i asked for mustard they gave me heinz yellow pourable mustard. i could have made a better sandwich. the french fries were good, though.

at lunch i had great conversation with some of my favorite co-workers.
for the second day in a row, i've had stoned wheat thins with sliced cheese and sliced turkey. the crackers came from big lots, and both the cheese and the turkey cam pre-packaged. i am living the high life. hence the stoned crackers.
a bbq tray with slaw and hush puppies and pork skins but i didnt eat the skins, they just come along for the ride. My fingers are greasy and are leaving marks all over my computer.
My typical law school lunch consists of a sandwich made with all natural peanut butter on some ultra-grainy bread, a banana, and an apple. So very exciting.

Monday, September 08, 2003

Today is the first day of what supposedly is to be months and months of rain. Not daunted by the slight drizzle, Jeremy cooked us hamburgers out on the new grill. Of course it started to pour as soon as he threw them on, but even still very very tasty. I haven't quite come to grips with the watery soy mayo from Trader Joe's, but the heinz cleared that right up. I had a couple of stale tortilla chips on the side and a big glass of milk for good measure. yum.
Today:
Peruvian ceviche tuna. Kidding. I had the usual: turkey hot dog with ketchup and deli mustard, apple, cottage cheese

Sunday:
Brunch in Pacific City - 2 scrambled eggs, perfect hash browns with extra salt and ketchup, 4 pieces of bacon, which was not as crisp as I'd like. The waitress sat down at the table with us while we ordered. It was weird.

Saturday:
A sammich consisting of tomato from my garden, fresh basil, and smoked mozzarella from Zupan's.
It is a rainy, cool day and i had Chinese while reading Raymond Chandler. The egg roll was prefectly fried, not too greasy. I spent the whole meal trying to determine whether i liked the taste of the garlic chicken. I don't think i did. I didnt really eat teh Hot & Sour soup that came with it. The woman at the table next to me turned around and said "I'm pregnant, and cant tell if things really do taste funny, can you tell me if this tea tastes old?" It just tasted like chinese food sweet tea to me. My fortune was "Everyone has enemies." On the way back i heard the NPR voice that says "ADM the supermarket to the world" and all those sponsor things at the end of a show read the lyrics to "Welcome to the Jungle." I think he's trying to diversify because him doing the voiceover to some symbol book that comes with audio directions. After 3 PM ET you can hear the reading here.
today i went out to lunch with work people. we went to edwards mills bar and grill. i had a buffalo chicken sandwich and french fries. they had real blue cheese dressing instead of ranch or watery blue cheese. it was good. i drank sweet tea.

out of the 12 people that went, 2 of them were guys. i must be popular because i rode over there in the car with the two guys. at lunch we talked about o.c., paradise hotel, and reality tv shows. o.c. was compared to dawsons creek with 90210 characters. everyone agreed that they hope it stays on the air a while.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Boss's boss brought in Krispy Kreme's this morning, and I ate two so I told myself I would skip lunch or at least eat less, and eat later in the afternoon, but I had the usual: turkey hot dog with deli mustard and ketchup, cottage cheese, apple. My lunch habits may actually be too boring for this site. I tend to eat the same work lunch for a week or two straight. I've been on the hot dog kick for a while now.
today i had pizza. thin crust pepperoni and mushroom and thin crust bacon and mushroom. it was from the papa johns in my neighborhood. the dominos in my neighborhood is better than the papa johns. in teds neighborhood the papa johns is better than the dominos.

it is insane how much ted loves pizza. i am getting so sick of pizza. but yet, i still crave it at times so i can't give it up either.
We tried to have just a ladies day for lunch, but when we told our boss we were all leaving we felt bad and invited him, which was sort of disappointing. But then he ended up picking up the tab. We went to the Mexican place in City Market which is always packed with high rise workers. I got a chicken fajita burrito, which is basicaaly what comes on those sizzlin' fajita plates rolled up in a tortilla with sauce poured on top and rice on the side. it was tasty, but converstation was dull. it was all about the michael Peterson murder trial, which is the less notorious nationally, but more scandalous locally Peterson murder trial. i'm tired of it, and tired of talking to my coworkers. i hope that doesnt make me evil.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

turkey hot dog with deli mustard and ketchup, cottage cheese, Fritos (forgot the apple this morning)
hey yáll,

i had a delicious lunch of falefel, feta sauce, pita, greek salad, and lentil soup. i would like to read what everyone else had.

later, nate
So much talk about bacon! Well I have a bacon story too:
The BLT burrito from The Kitchen (kind of a whitey mexican food place in NYC). I actually tried to order this yesterday for lunch but there was a $12 minimum. So today I had cohorts go in with me so that it would be worth their while to deliver it.
IT WAS SO GROSS! What was I thinking? BLT burrito? I felt sure that bacon could not be put to any bad purposes (even though yesterday I ordered a bacon, egg, cheese from the diner and the bacon was super raw! i peeled it off but the smell of it still haunted me!). So I thought bacon and I would heal our relationship today. But this time, it was slabs of that gross thick British-style bacon. The kind you'd get served at the Chip Shop in Park Slope. The "L" was this really crunchy kale-type lettuce and the "T" was this nasty watery salsa. Plus it was loaded down with the spiciest chipolte mayo I've ever tasted. I was sweating bullets and couldn't belive how badly burned I got by a fusion burrito. I haven't had this much bacon trauma since the first time I got served halal bacon in a diner in Brooklyn.
Today, I decided not to have pita and hummus. I had part of a tex-mex chicken casserole that I made to eat for dinners this week. I also had some chips and black bean dip. It was a nice change and for once, I'm not starving 30 minutes after I get back to my desk.
i had bacon-wrapped hotdogs on saturday. bacon and hotdogs are heavenly. go to www.watchmeeatahotdog.com and scroll down to the september 2nd entry... yum! yum! today i have not eaten anything.... maybe i will find food on the way out to the mailbox but probbly not.
when will i learn that fast food bacon sucks sucks sucks (except for the bacon on the jr. bacon cheeseburger from wendy's)? the office manager went and got arby's and i thought i would try their "ultimate blt." terrible. terrible. 1 thin slice of tomato on each half. too much bad tasting mayo (it was like they took the horseys out of the horsey sauce) and too thick bread. it also has that gross peppered bacon like what bruegger's has. I also got a cherry turnover, but it is just sitting on my desk because i have immediate indigestion from the blt. i will eat it later. I promise i dont eat fast food everyday. My favorite part about this blog is getting to trash food that made me sick. its like a personal revenge.
today i had spicey sausage, peas, green beans and broccoli. the veggies were seasoned with salt, pepper and butter. it was delish. but, i also hate the word sausage so when i think about eating it, its kinda gross, but in reality its wonderful!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

I went to one of the better sandwhich shops in downtown today. I usually go there on fridays as a treat but I'll be out of town so I went there today. I got a sandwhich called the "El Buey". It has roast beef, cheddar cheese, avacado and jalapenos as the main ingredients (also had onions, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes). Its served warm so the cheese is melted.
Today was my boss's birthday lunch, so we went to Portland Brewing Company. None of us drank any beer. I ate 2 very large onion rings, one half of a scotch egg, and half of a huge "drunken ham sandwich" which consisted of ham, swiss, fried onions, and tons of beer mustard - you know, the kind with the large brown seeds?
i had a half tuna sandwich and some broccoli parmesean soup. i got it from this great sandwich place lorettas. the people there are real tattooey and its real hot. it was delish.
today i had a tarragon chicken salad sub. the bread was toasted and i had melted pepper jack cheese on it. it also had lettuce, tomato and jalepeno mustard. i brought a combination of reduced fat pringles and salt and pepper utz chips for my side. i also brought a green plum, but i have not eaten it yet. i still have some salt and pepper chips left over so i am going to have a great snack later! which is good because i have to work until 7ish tonight.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

today i went to my favorite mexican restaurant, La Fiest, with a couple of guys from work. whenever i go there i get the "hubs burrito". it's not on the menu but people there know what it is. super burrito, beef and been, green chile, x-tra cheese. and a coke to wash it down with. and of course a couple of bowls of chips and salsa. mmmmm. i should go there more often.
Brought my lunch: turkey hot dog, apple, cottage cheese
despite the warnings of folks (namely miss elizabeth), the wheel o' lunch was spun and moe's was selected. i went since everyone else seemed okay with it and i did not want to rock the boat. it was not too bad. i am not sure i would go back, unless i was in a group with work people, but i didnt think it was nasty. you guys are all correct, tho, the names are terrible. i got a tofu burrito cause i could not remember what everyone said was gross. i would much rather go to the cosmic cantina any day o f the week. or even the armadillo grill.

for the rest of the week it will probably be chicken salad sandwiches.
i just had lunch with miss elizabeth. we went to early girl. i had this bbq chicken sandwich and great potato salad. she had a steak sandwich with basil mayo and this chicken beef vegetable soup, that sounded grody.. but looked good. and she said it was good.

Monday, September 01, 2003

Today:
I had brunch - a fried egg and 3 pieces of center cut bacon. I overcooked the eggs, but Justin was nice enough not to mention it.
saturday: i had brunch. veggie sausage (links and pattties), eggs and toast with pepper monterrey jack on it.

sunday: i had half a chicken salad sandwich at my mom's kitchen in charlotte

monday: i had a smoked mozzarella sandwich, with tomato and pesto on rye with ny cheddar kettle chips.

The lunch cart doesn't really move around as the name might suggest, but it could, I guess. They have pretty good food. You can always get a regular entree for $4.25, which has a meat and veggie or two and they also have sandwiches, soup and salad. I think baked potato bar Wednesdays are everyone's favorite.
So i went to Mcdonald's today. I've been trying to avoid going since this lunch blog started, and it is really embarassing how often i go. McD's is right next store, and the next closest place to eat is a few blocks away. So today, stuck at the office on Labor Day, I went. I ate a bacon grilled chicken garden salad with Vin. dressing. it was like a bowl of green sodium. Leave it to MCDonald's to make BACON a bad ingredient.

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