I’m gonna stray away from a finance post today and hopefully solicit some dialogue with you PF’ers. As I have mentioned in previous articles, I work part of my day at home and the the other part doing Special Agent things outside of my house. I am coming up on two years in my position and I still haven’t figured out a good lunch time option for me. Since I each day I am working at a different location, I don’t have the luxury of keeping my meal in the fridge. I go most days holding off on lunch until I arrive back to my house, sometime between 2 and 4 each day. I know that is terrible for my body, so I have tried experimenting with some mini-meals that could hold me over until I can get home to eat an actual meal. Sometimes I bring trail mix or other snacks to fight the hunger pangs, but I’m starting to get sick of it. I know I should be eating a healthy complete lunch each day around noon, but I just haven’t figured out how to accomplish that.
* gross confession: I went to Jack in the Box twice last week because I can get two chicken sandwiches for $2 and feel full…Gross? Yes, but more filling than trail mix and apples *
So here’s my problem…I refuse to eat at sit-down restaurants for lunch (I’m way to frugal for that ‘ish), but I definitely don’t want to find myself in the Jack in the Box anytime soon. I tried thinking about food that could be kept at room temperature, or warmer since I live in San Diego and my car gets pretty hot while it’s sitting in the sun, that would not only provide variety in my meal, but also taste good. PBJ, trail mix, an apple, are all great, but I’m looking for some variety.
I bet you PF Bloggers have some crazy cheap but crazy delicious lunch time meals that you whip up. If so, please share them with me. If you’re reading this, drop me a comment and tell me what you are going to eat for lunch today and how much you think it costs. I would love to compile that database and add it to my, currently pathetic, repertoire of lunch time meal options. If you got suggestions for me, remember I don’t have access to a refrigerator or microwave so S.O.L for anything requiring those.
In honor of the lunch hour, I think you should watch the peanut butter and jelly video found here .