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Old 10-11-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Help me make lunch!

My aunt is coming up from CHicago to visit on Tuesday.... she is bringing me plants for the garden. We plan to spend the day outdoors mostly. Her husband and my Dad will accompany..... and my kids need to like it.

I work Sun and Mon, not much time to prepare anything, but I said I'd make lunch.... HELP!!!

Not alot of $$ to play with here either...

Got an idea? I do dinner.... lunch is beyond me.

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Old 10-11-2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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Our lunches are always light. Sandwiches, soups, salads, that is about it. You could get some nice deli meat, deli cheese and one of those loafs of whole grain bread. Top it with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles, whatever they like. Then serve with a nice side soup like split pea or chicken noodle. Those you could do the night before, which I like to do as I always feel they taste better the next day.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:39 PM   #3
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I second what Buddy said. Otherwise, you could have something delivered (pizza, etc.).

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Old 10-11-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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i am with maverick .. when we do a lunch its usually
just a deli tray and snowflake rolls ..
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:03 PM   #5
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took the buns right out of my mouth....... slice up some in season apples and anything else that is in season........some carrot sticks and or cucumber slices would be nice, too---you can jazz those up by placing in a ziploc baggie, sprinkling some apple cider vinegar or any vinegar and a bit of sugar.......reserve some that are not doctored for the kids though mine always liked them that way..........a small container of store-brand lemon or lime sherbert would be a nice way to end it...or the fruit will do just as nicely....have fun!!!:)
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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I could put sammiches on bagels.... I think I know where to get some....
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:47 PM   #7
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That's always good, sandwiches on bagels!
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:55 PM   #8
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Or those sandwich pretzels... if they still have them.
Put everything out on a tray and let everyone build their own.

Or make a brunch if you want "hot" food.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #9
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Get one of those already roasted chickens, pull off the meat shred and add some mayo salt,pepper, some halved grapes or apples some celery and a touch of mustard add lettuce and maybe 2-3 sliced green onions white and green both and you have a filling sandwich with some veggies and dip iced tea add some chips and your in business..cookies and sherbet or sorbet and lunch is a done deal.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:38 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone... I don't know why I froze up on ideas for that..... I'm used to serving mega-dinners or breakfasts for company.... never really done a lunch before!

I've decided on corn chowder and I'll just get some sliced deli turkey from work..... I'll pick up a nice loaf of bread and set out things for sandwiches.

If I have time (yeah right, see what I do to myself???) I'll make cranberry-orage muffins.
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