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Please could you tell me what you have for lunch?

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thestylethatdecadesforgot Wed 13-Feb-13 09:45:32

DH works from home 3 days of the week so we all eat together. The other two days me and 2 DDs (2.7 and 6m) sit and eat lunch at the table and weekends we are all together. But, every day we have bread, ham, cheese (medium cheddar and/or edam as kids and DH don't like strong cheese) and veg crisps or 'nice' crisps, sometimes soup too, sometimes eggs.

My DH hates having essentially the same thing every day and I'm desperate for suggestions. Could you tell me what you have please? He doesn't have any ideas what he would like instead. I meal plan for the evening meals but I can't face trying to come up with two weeks of lunches as well. I don't want to have to cook at lunch times really!

Amy suggestions would be gratefully received!

Quesadillas are like Mexican paninis, in tortilla wraps. You put one in a frying pan, add cheese, then anything you like. I usually add things like avocado, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes. Fold the tortilla in half, press with spatula. Take our from pan, cut into wedges, serve. If you are making a lot, then just use two tortilla in one go, and cut it like a pizza.

thestylethatdecadesforgot Wed 13-Feb-13 19:39:21

Aah, yeah! It's coming back to me now, thanks!

Does anyone find that lunch gets quite expensive? If I just bought a tub of olives and a few avocados, it would last one, maybe two lunch times and I think it'd be more expensive than a lump of cheese and some ham.

AlohaMama Wed 13-Feb-13 23:38:29

Tinned olives? Buy in bulk? I agree avocados are probably expensive but you don't need to have them every day. Soup is usually cheap, as you can buy reduced veggies that are a little past their best, and they taste fine in soup. If I have veg that are just about to go off, then I make soup. Stale bread makes croutons. Cheap as chips!

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 14-Feb-13 06:28:10

"Does anyone find that lunch gets quite expensive?"

It can do, that's why I make soup smile Yesterday's contained a few leeks, potatoes, onions and celery... probably cost £1.50 the lot and it'll last me at least four days. Olives and avocados are fairly luxury items but, if you stack it up against buying a sandwich from a bakers, I suppose it's all relative.

TotemPole Thu 14-Feb-13 09:04:46

What does your DH eat on the days he doesn't work from home? Does he take a pack up or get something from the sandwich bar/supermarket.

If you like tuna, salmon, and chicken you could do pasta salads with sweetcorn, chopped pepper and mayo. Make enough for a few days, it keeps in the fridge ok.

We like having wraps. Either chicken and salad with a bit of mayo or chicken caesar with lettuce and some red pepper.

Also bagels with ham and/or cheese with salad, or cream cheese.

OhMyNoReally Thu 14-Feb-13 14:36:46

Cheese scones

8oz sr flour
Pinch of mustard
4oz cheese grated
5 fl oz milk
Half tsp salt
2oz marg
1 egg

Rub in flour, marg, mustard, salt, add 3oz cheese to mix, stir in egg and milk until you have a dough. Roll out quite thick. Brush with milk and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 200 for 15 mins

atthewelles Thu 14-Feb-13 14:47:10

Scrambled egg on toast
Hummus on toast
Cheese on toast

Lots of toastie things really.

thestylethatdecadesforgot Thu 14-Feb-13 20:34:58

Thanks OhMy, they sound great, ill give them a go.

Thanks everyone for the ideas, it's given me a good few things to try. Have to do the same for breakfast now, that's even more boring!

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 15-Feb-13 12:57:08

At the moment I'm into the hairy dieters bacon and eggs and their tuna Nicole wraps.

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