Weekday lunches have become a bit of a daily grind. Some days I'm good and bring lunch from home (which negates the task of deciding what to eat) but for the most part, I'm not that good and I resort to whatever is available near the office (i.e. arduous task of deciding what to eat). About a year ago, it was great that we had Broadway and its foodcourt just 5 minutes away but a year on, the excitement has definitely gone, I've tried everything that I want to try and really don't like eating things over and over again. And it's not just me, a few of us in the office have been feeling it.
Last week, I did the usual walk over to Broadway with my friend L and it was in this trip that the two of us decided to go shopping, split the costs and make our own lunch. We spent $38 between the two us and bought enough to feed us over 3 days, lunch and breakfast included (with a $10 top up on the 3rd day as we'd run out of sandiwch filling.)
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion and capers sandwiches with a Rocket, spinach leaf, grape tomato, red onion, avocado and balsamic vinegar salad.
Top with fresh cracked pepper!
Not to be boastful but I think we did a rather good job! The sandwiches and salad were fresh, had all the ingredients we wanted in them and it works out to be slightly cheaper than buying lunch out. Whilst we had the same thing two days in a row, it was actually quite exciting come lunchtime, to head into the kitchen and assemble our own lunches.
Mind you the $38 did include snacks, on one day we had these funky freeze dried apple and peach slices (which I don't recommend cause they tasted like cardboard) and on the second day, we had those dessert creme caramels. Anyway, the plan is to continue this in the forseeable future - let's see how we go...