what i had for lunch

Friday, October 29, 2004

I had leftovers from dinner last night -- we made pizza using the new gluten free bakery raw pizza dough. it was delish. way better than the frozen ones i've been eating. its about 10 inches instead of 4. It tasted like real pizza. It had pepperoni and tomatoes and basil and onions and green peppers.
It's Hotdog Day!! The operators decided to have chili dogs today for no reason. So one brought a crockpot of chili and hotdogs and another brought potato salad ( the kind with eggs in it! double delish!) and another made blueberry muffins.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

yesterday and today i had really bad lunches from the lockheed martin cafeteria. yesterday it was gross "mediterranean" "beef" "pita". there was nothing "mediterranean about the so-called beef and the pita was dry. topped that off with a bag of sun chips and a kit-kat bar.

then today i just got the pizza cuz i've had it before and it's decent, so i grab a couple slices that i didn't really want and that had been sitting under the heating lamp for a while and as soon as i go to pay, the cook lady walks out with a brand-frigging-new tray of piping hot pizza and i thought to myself 'damn my impatience!'.
I've been eating a lot of someting lately that's really good. A perfect combination of sour/sweet for dairy lovers. It's Nancy's non-fat vanilla yogurt with Vanilla Almond granola on top. The yogurt is really sour, even with the vanilla in it and the granola is really sweet. There's also some really good texture to the whole thing. And that's part of what I had for lunch.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

we ate at neomonde again today.

I had the sampler platter with chicken salad, potato salad, cabbage salad, and dolmades. And some olives. a lot of olives.

Megan had the sampler platter too with lasagna, cabbage salad, potato salad, and something else with some pita.

they were selling giant dates with the rest of their desserts. the only thing i could think of that is worse than a giant date for dessert is a raisin.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

I satisfied my craving for all things fried at the State Fair today. I had a cup of french fries, a blooming onion that made me feel sick and some funnel cake. We also fed the baby goats and other animals. Now I'm feeling quite large and a little sick but it was worth it.

Friday, October 22, 2004

ate at samurai sushi near arapahoe and i-25. we got a bunch of stuff like miso soup, edamame, green tea, salmon, yellowtail, mackerel, sea urchin, shrimp, spicy tuna roll, and some more stuff that i wasn't able to eat. casey and i saw a guy sitting at a booth across from us drinking an asahi beer and we knew right then we must get beer. pretty much it was like there was a party in my mouth, and everyone was invited.

samurai sushi was decent, and had average happy hour prices for sushi. but i still haven't found a place that beats out the banzai restaurant near leetsdale and monaco.
Since I actually ate something other than a peanut butter sandwich today, I thought I would share.
I went to Moe Jo's and had a veggie burger with swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions, lettuce, tomato and pickles. This was accompanied with the perfect side of fries, golden & crunchy outside and mushy in the middle. I highly recommend there if you are ever in Raleigh

Thursday, October 21, 2004

went to earl's today with casey my friend and lead guitar player in the nancy drews. earl's rhymes with girls. it's like they decided to only hire their waitstaff and hostesses from strip clubs. i had the garlic chicken club sandwich and a side caesar. earl's is really expensive and the only reason i go there is cuz casey is a stock broker and he buys. i bring the beers at band practice.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I had some Sloppy Joses and some baked beans. It was pretty good but sorta greasy. but stomach is doing some flips right now.

Megan ate an Amy's bean and cheese burrito and som Wise Potato Chips.
On Monday when I was at my parents my mom yelled at me for trying to get into these almond cookies she had. Apparantly they were for some church thing.

So I went up today for lunch... nobody was there....had leftover stew and egg noodles. Totally delish. And right when I was finishing up my mom walks in with the leftover almond cookies from the church thing! So I finally go to eat them. This was insanely radical.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

i went to vegas last weekend and had lunch at my favorite spot to have lunch in all of vegas -- paymon's medditerranean cafe / hookah lounge. i've been going there for almost five years now and the quality of food has never diminished, although the service is not always the bomb.

the food is gourmet (without the gourmet price tag) and i always get the same thing but i've sampled other people's stuff so i know that it's not just what i'm getting that's good. so yet again i got the roasted red pepper and feta in pita, which also has cucumber, red onion, lettuce, and tzaziki sauce (i think). you gotta order the fries seperately, but whatever you do, don't forget the fries cuz they're totally awesomely spiced and they come with this mayonnaise-based dipping sauce that is also spicey and insanely radical to the taste bud.

oh yeah for an appetizer we had the hummus and pita and my only complaint would be more kalamata olives.

so after a spectacular dinner you can head right across the small courtyard to the hookah lounge for happy hour (half off hookahs, beers, and cocktails) from 5 to 7. this is so worth it, it would blow your freaking mind. sorry this post is so long, but if you ever find yourself in vega$, be sure and hit up medditerranean cafe and hookah lounge because they will rock your world for reals.

Monday, October 18, 2004

I have to do a presentation on Blogs at work on Wednesday. I may use this blog as an example of a blog in the presentation. Would it be okay with you guys if I did?
i went up the mountain to have lunch, but my mom's been out of town and there was no food at all. i went over to MP's to see what he had.. He made a salad with bleu cheese and balsamic vinagrette and leftover grilled lamb. He also had this amazing carrot soup that he makes. Its basically one part carrot 10 parts bleu cheese and 20 parts cream. Its fantastic but i couldnt eat all mine.
I made some chili yesterday to make the house not chilly. It was really good, but I packed a portion that was too big for lunch but too small to save any for leftovers so I just stuffed my face with it. Now I'm all groany.

Megan had squash and peas and ... something else I forget. Another vegetable.

Friday, October 15, 2004

we went to a paper vendors for lunch today. they have a huge pig pickin' 2 times a year. it is a lot of fun! everyone at our company goes, pretty much so we usually have the biggest group. my company is about 50 people big.

i had barbecue straight from the pig, cole slaw (mayo based), green beans, potatoes, baked beans, hush puppies, a roll, and a tiny slice of pumpkin pie and chocolate pecan pie.

it was just delicious. afterwards bh and i road back to the office and talked about weezer cruises. he had something similar in college, but it involved old van halen and an old beemer with a crank operated sun-roof.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

naked fajitas have a way of making me feel guilty. at least afterwards. i feel guilty.
last year's state fair adventure can be found here, on october 16, 2003.

I am so jealous of the fair food. But I had buckwheat (Kasha) pilaf, and Megan had soy cheese and macaroni.

Speaking of coworkers having dumb responses to lunches, What do you respond to:

"You guys always have such healthy lunches. Makes me feel guilty."

Especially since its not true.
mary ellen and i went to the fair for lunch today with a bunch of my co-workers. i had a philly cheesesteak and mary ellen and i shared a funnel cake with powdered sugar on it. mary ellen had a corn dog with mustard. the funnel cake was delish, but i am a little disappointed about the steak and cheese. i don't really know what i was thinking when i got that. i should have just stuck with a barbecue sandwich and/or a ham bisuit. that's what i really wanted.

last year we had a lot of exciting moments, like we saw one of my co-workers running at the fair. this year mary ellen and i almost knocked a clown head off the trashcan and when we were ordering our food with my friend sb, the guy serving the food said, "you really look like clay aiken." he really does look like him- but sb is cuter than clay. we joked that he should have a booth where he give autographs and lets people take his picture (he would, of course, advertise himself as a clay aiken look-a-like, nothing more).

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

went to del barfo, got the usual.

yesterday we tried to go to the new fatburger that opened up near the park meadows mall in b.f.e., but the line was so long that we just went next door to tokyo joe's.

i've got to start making my lunches at least 3 times a week again, but i'm so burnt out on pbj's/pb honeys, apples, bananas, granola bars (my standard "make at home lunch"). any idears on how to mix up/spice up/diversify "make at home" lunches?
yesterday and today i brought my lunch. i had the same thing both days. pasta with yellow pepper, red pepper, green pepper, onions and smart ground. to answer any of your questions that might duplicate the questions i got from co-workers:

1. i made it
2. it is good
3. there are 3 peppers
4. it is made with smart ground- which is vegetarian
5. no, veggie smart ground is not turkey
6. no, i am not a vegetarian
7. i eat meat, i just eat meat replacements sometimes
8. yes, i eat chicken, i eat meat!

most of these questions were paired. like the same person i told i made it with veggie smart ground then followed up with whether or not it was turkey.

today i was dreading eating it because of all the questions i got on monday. luckily one of my co-workers had something that was green that took the focus off what i was eating. everyone hated what he had. we both decided that we are going to put little signs up that answer the following questions.

1. homemade/ store bought/ left overs
2. if purchased, where
3. ingredients
4. whether or not it was good

Monday, October 11, 2004

today i went to einstein bagels and ate a sesame bagel with onion, lox and capers. it usually works but today it wasn't nearly enough.
yesterday we fired up the grill and I totally burnt the crap out of some porkchops. Mine was inedible, Noah and Henry could eat most of theirs. To get some use out of the charcoals, we stuck a chicken on the grill and roasted it. It came out pretty delicious. I stuck it in the table top convection (aka the nacho machine) for 30 minutes at the end when teh coals had died down.

I made chicken salad with the breasts last night and had chicken salad tacos for lunch today. It was pretty good, but could have used some more flavor. I also had a Lance Peanut Bar for dessert, which is pretty much pure sugar.

Megan had some pasta (maybe rigatoni?) in a marinara sauce with some fake ground meat. It wasn't a very big portion. She also had a carmel apple someone brought in to the office last week.

Friday, October 08, 2004

i went to Char-Grill for lunch today with mary ellen. i had a burger with mustard, slaw and onions, french fries and sweet tea. this morning i had a snack size snickers and a plum for breakfast. for second breakfast i had a Bojangles' chicken biscuit. i need to have vegetables for dinner!
usually on the fridays i work i go with a few people to wahoos! fish tacos and we take like a 2 hour lunch which is the bomb. but the normal crew isn't here today so i went by myself to jason's deli and got the club royale sandwich. it's loaded up with turkey and ham, some lettuce, tomato, and cheddar chz, and has this killer honey mustard spread, all in between a greasy delicious croissant. it comes with the standard fare of potato chips and a pickle, but i added a piece of cherry cheesecake, and indeed, it was scrumtrulescent.
we didn't realize the new taco bell was open, so we got wendy's. megan and i struck a deal. she ordered the taco supremo salad and sold the chili to me. I also had biggie. fries. So did Megan. Megan's food took up a lot of space on the table in the break room, even with her parting with the chili.
yesterday me and MP were going to this mexican place and on the way were just to Savoy when i hollared that we should go to savoy instead. He was all: i was hoping youd say that!

I got Penne alla vodka which was totally fantastic. Usually pasta with pancetta in it is good, but its usually like having these little fat balls to deal with. This pancetta was crisp and perfect.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

today we had a lunch and learn at work. it was on media pitching. i had pizza and salad.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

I went to Neomonde Bakery & Deli : The Alternative to the Ordinary : Since 1977 in Cary for lunch today. I had the Falafel half sandwich box lunch. i had potato salad and baba ghanouj for my sides and pistachio baklava for dessert. it was great. i went with my co-workers that have the same name.

last night i also had a falafel sandwhich for dinner. it was from international delight. that is the place that has all the rules. you can't use ketchup on anything except for french fries, you can't talk to anyone that is cooking, you can't slam the door and you get in trouble if your cell phone rings. ted went to pick up my food and i tried to catch him before he got there. instead i ended up calling him when he was in the restaurant. luckily he had his phone on manner mode and and just ignored me. therefore the owner did not catch him.

Monday, October 04, 2004

it's a typical standby for me but it fills the hole: today i had a gyro and seven falafel balls (they gave me one extra today).
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I think that out of regular posters we have mostly people from NC (from various parts of the state), and Hubs and now LSE, in Denver.

Irregular posters include people in OR, CA, DC, and more people in NC. But our membership has never meant to be exclusive, or limited. We have been regularly known to link to restaurant web sites, especially if we have been unhappy with the experience. We were the top hit for "Moe's Southwest Grill Sucks" for a long time, which I was proud of, especially since I really hate the place.

Spelling is often bad by all members. Because of this, we regularly get hits by people looking for our misspelled versions of recipes. I recently added a site meter to the bottom.

It is often incredibly boring. This fact is not lost on the authors, in fact, this is often reveled in.

The original authors chose to not link back to individual blogs from the homepage, for reasons I don't remember. We could change it, but I don't really see any reason too.

I'm glad that this is over a year old. I still think that its hilarious at times, and hope we continue. Welcome to new members. And I promise that just because we are sometimes mean to Hubs, it doesn't meanwe are really that mean.
why oh why oh why do i keep eating del taco i have no idea. but i did again today and i loved it. had chicken soft tacos, which are the bomb, and a bean and cheese burrito w/ green sauce.
megan went to go eat with bucho. i ate salad from home and some blueberry yogurt and read the newspaper. the biggest news to report seemed to be that Clay Aiken was in town last month, and his disguise of choice was a gilligan's island style hat.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

this is a late post, it's actually saturday but still friday in my mind cuz i just got home.

"today" i ate at max burgerworks and had a freakin phenomenal burger. southwest burger which includes pepperjack cheese, chipotle mayo, and onion rings. thing was stacked like a foot high and was very delicious. fries and onion rings on the side, and a fat tire to wash it all down with. a little pricey, but well worth it.

Friday, October 01, 2004

today i had a sicy thai tuna wrap fron the 16th street deli.

also, good ole sadie linked our lunch
I went with MP to this newish tex-mex place, Mamacitas. I like this place but they really nickel and dime you to death on the extras. I had two soft tacos, one with citrus chicken and one with chipotle chicken. The citrus was better. And I'm not just saying that cos Im so sick of people saying chipotle.

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