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Old 08-20-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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Check around for some hot/cold thermos products.
Slap some near boiling hot soup or leftovers into a good thermos container, and it
should be warm enough to eat come lunch time.
Especially if you make sure to overfill it so there is NO air space, and wrap it in a towel or something.

That would open up your choices immensely!!!!

I use a thermos for my coffee... it goes into the thermos at around 9 pm, temp 180ish, 12 hours later it is still around 140.... they are worth a try!
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #12
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I always fill the thermos or travel mug with the hottest tap water I can get, close it, and let it sit for 15 minutes while I do other things to get ready. That lets it get "preheated" and it seems to keep things hotter for longer.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:20 PM   #13
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Don't forget about Sesame Noodles Kathleen. I've become obsessed with them.

You could add some leftover chicken, or some little shrimp.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #14
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Don't forget about Sesame Noodles Kathleen. I've become obsessed with them.

You could add some leftover chicken, or some little shrimp.
I don't think you are the only one obsessed with them.
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I don't think you are the only one obsessed with them.
Frank, maybe we should form a support group.
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Frank, maybe we should form a support group.

Well.. you and Kathleen might need to.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:25 PM   #17
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The thermos is a terrific idea....I even have a thermos somewhere around here! I'd nearly forgotten about it. Thanks for the suggestion!

Kayelle, I love those noodles. I crave the darn things. They have become my summertime go-to dish. We could have a support group...if everyone brings noodles. :D
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:35 AM   #18
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I've collected a selection of single serving microwave trays from my co-workers. Since they are plastic you can get a few warm-ups out of them. While plating dinner, during MY weekend, I put the extra (there's always extra) into the trays and set myself up that way for lunches at work. Cover with plastic wrap and put in fridge. 1-2 minutes in the microwave @ work and dinner is ready.

I will also pan fry salmon filets and bag them, make a salad with all my favorite veggies and dried cranberries. For my lunch, crumble the salmon on top of the salad and dress with an Asian dressing...Yum!
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:12 PM   #19
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Thanks! That's a good idea. Also for reusing items that are normally just thrown away.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:01 PM   #20
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In addition to the traditional pasta salads, pick up some couscous or taboule (I buy Near East brand). You can add any vegetables, herbs, dried fruit, meat, nuts, crumbled cheese that appeals to you, and they are good cold, warm, or room temperature.

To change the tempo on pasta salads, try different forms of orzo.

You can make great rice salads.
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