Dinner: Thursday, March 26, 2009

photo10Egg salad sandwich, all dressed up

It’s been a long week and the finish line is in sight, so I’m keeping it simple with my eye on the weekend ahead.

I rough-chopped a couple a’ hard boiled eggs, white onion, fresh dill, and tossed in Hellmann’s mayo and Gulden’s spicy brown mustard.

Sandwiched between a rustic square from Bruno’s ($1.25) and slices of Swiss cheese, I call this little masterpiece finis.

COST: >$5
PREP TIME: 10 minutes

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Lunch: Thursday, March 26, 2009

photo8Prepackaged take-out salads have got to be one of the biggest rip-offs in the entire food universe.

The greens are subpar and use of  “filler” greens, like the thick, whiteish base of romaine leaves,  is rampant. The best bits of the toppings are displayed front and center … the rest woefully bare. The tomatoes are always dismal, the protein generally bland. All this for $7-$12. Take-out.

My riff on a salad Nicoise cost a fraction as much and was significantly more substantial and delicious. The hardest part? Boiling eggs and potatoes. Yawn.

COST: >$5
PREP TIME: 20 minutes

Breakfast: Thursday, March 26, 2009

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The curious case of craving a Krispy Kreme doughnut.

Something about having to be on the Long Island Rail Road in the unfortunate hour of 7am makes a doughnut, a Krispy Kreme original glazed from the kiosk adjacent to K-Mart in Penn Station, to be precise, seem infinitely more appealing than on any other morning.

I don’t know why and I’m certainly not asking questions. I’m just going to sit here and savor my doughnut in peace.

COST: $1.10
PREP TIME: N/A