Lunch: Friday, April 3, 2009

photo31Sort of blew it with lunch today.

Broke down and got this bad boy (2 egg, 2 slices of cheese, grilled onion on wheat deli sandwich) at about 11 a.m. after the smell of bacon and eggs came wafting over the partition into my workspace.

Which means the stomach wasn’t doing its thing until about a half-hour ago, at which point I faced with the predicament of having to eat yet another sandwich — I’m sandwich saturated at the moment.

photo51In the end, I turned out my amazing tuna salad — I’m discovering that fresh dill makes all mayonnaise-dressed salads taste out of this world — onto the greens dressed with olive oil. In my desk drawer I have a petite bottle of Monini white truffle-flavored E.V.O.O. Makes so many things better than they should be.

COST: +/-$5
PREP TIME: indecision


Breakfast: Friday, April 3, 2009

This little piggy …

“This little tangerine segment” just doesn’t quite have the same ring, does it? But these little guys do have a porcine quality about them. Maybe it’s how the membrane stretches taught over the fruit. Sausage-like?

Cheery start to a dismally gray day, the sort that makes it really hard to get out of bed, especially if there’s a marathon of Americas Next Top Model on … Not that I would know, I’m in a midtown office building.

Bonus: Thursday, April 2, 2009

photo21Taco sharks attack!

For some reason, “staying in” turned into “going out” with the promise that I would be tucked in by 1 a.m., which is in 0:14 minutes from now. Eventually I left my friends half-asleep on a large sectional couch to come home to Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tacos, which, at 190 calories for 5 (FIVE!!) of them, ain’t such a bad late-night snack.

I doctored them up with some lime-green secret sauce from a nearby Peruvian chicken place — I know of those who have been known to have such adoration for the lime-green secret sauce that they purchase it by the pint-sized take-out container — and also with some of my newest favorite store-bought lettuce mix, which I can’t stop raving about: Earthbound Farm‘s heirloom lettuce blend.

photo6Maybe  it was the vaguely fin-shaped lettuce tidbit protruding from the mini taco shell, but suddenly the mini chicken tacos became sharks — taco sharks, to be exact — swarming, circling, on my small plate.

You know what comes next: the Jaws anthem. Duh-duh. Duhhh-duh. Duhhh duh de duh de duh (escalates until giant fish emerges from water with gaping jaws).

So this is where I close, with either a “Chicken of the Sea” Jessica Simpson joke (Newlyweds), or a self-to-Jaws analogy (’cause those tacos are history). Take your pick.

COST: >$5
PREP TIME: 3 minutes