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Me: Hey, here's a new way we could traumatize Sora!

Toby: That's some Silent Hill shit right there that is.
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Pictured: Toby’s lunch. Mine’s much the same, only less attractive as my lunch box is a different shape and I kind of had to cram things in. And I don’t have the sour cream. ┬áToby grilled pork chops last night–we rubbed them with Creole seasoning from a local chef, and let them sit overnight to dry out so they could get a good sear on them.

Pineapple salsa that we made last week went with it nicely. We also found a bag of new potatoes I’d bought a couple of weeks ago and forgot about. Earlier in the day I ran across a recipe for prosciutto potato poppers in which you tossed new potatoes in olive oil, garlic powder, and salt, then wrapped them in prosciutto and roasted them, then sprinkled rosemary over them. We didn’t have prosciutto, but we did have bacon that was going to get elderly, so I wrapped them in bacon, speared them on skewers to keep the bacon on them, and roasted them on a rack above a foil-lined pan to allow the bacon grease to drip off. Verdict: good, albeit a bit dry so you need butter or sour cream with them.

Also taco chips to eat the rest of the salsa with, and grapes stuffed in to keep the potatoes from knocking about in transit. :)

Potato recipe from J. M. Hirsch’s High Flavor Low Labor.

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Ease of making
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tex-mex-soupThis lunch is a tortilla soup made according to the principles in this DIY instant noodle soup post from Serious Eats.

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Toby, loaded for bear.

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Another lunch using a recipe and ideas from J. M. Hirsch’s Beating the Lunch Box Blues. Roasted chicken with beans and tomatoes, packed separately. Red bean salad from Shufunotomo’s Effortless Bento. Hummus spiked with cumin and oregano, because there’s not ENOUGH legumes in it yet. Grapes to fill space, 1/4 a cibatta roll. To prep: […]

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Jun. 28th, 2015 04:25 pm
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In a project that will hopefully get Toby and I tracking our lunches and what we do/don't like about them, and how simple they are to make, I've created a new blog called Bag It Pack It that will crosspost here. You may see some familiar photos crossing your f-list as I go back and put in older lunches. :)
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Toby’s lunch today inspired by J. M. Hirsch’s Beating the Lunch Box Blues. Roasted red peppers spread with a mix of goat cheese and cream cheese, topped with sliced three-pepper turkey and rolled up. Honey roasted almonds. Rolls sliced in half to fit, wrapped in plastic so as not to get stale. Hummus with smoked […]

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Shot by my ownself, rather than with the spycam. I opened the bathroom shade to look out in the yard and spotted these two guys farting around, messing with sticks. So I went and got my camera.

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