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Old 04-27-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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Lunch with my Hubby

My husband and I have been meeting for lunch weekly since we got married. Usually I make something quick: sandwiches, salads, wraps etc. Anyone have any ideas of foods that work well on the go? Does anyone else meet up during the week to share a meal with their main squeeze?

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Old 04-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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My husband and I have been meeting for lunch weekly since we got married. Usually I make something quick: sandwiches, salads, wraps etc. Anyone have any ideas of foods that work well on the go? Does anyone else meet up during the week to share a meal with their main squeeze?

That's a really nice custom to have.

Where do you eat these lunches? Does he come home? Do you go to his office?
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:30 AM   #3
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That's sweet. Do the two of you like the infamous "Sesame Noodles" so many of us are crazy about? Makes a great lunch.

I must confess I had to giggle with your question though. When my dad first retired, he was driving my mom bonkers. Her mantra of the time was "for better or for worse, but not for lunch". Now that my own husband is retired, I can relate.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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I would update the old style picnic with some chicken fingers, stuffed eggs, salad, rolls etc...
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #5
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You can take hot dogs in a small cooler. Put the dogs in the cooler and cover with boiling water. They'll be cooked by the time you meet.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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That's a really nice custom to have.

Where do you eat these lunches? Does he come home? Do you go to his office?
We usually go to a soccer field near his work. It's a nice green area where we can watch the birds and squirrels, but it's not the best for picnicking (no grill, and a really broken table) The best part is that we usually have it to our selves and it's a really nice piece of land.

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That's sweet. Do the two of you like the infamous "Sesame Noodles" so many of us are crazy about? Makes a great lunch.

Do you have a recipe?? I LOVE THEM!!!

I must confess I had to giggle with your question though. When my dad first retired, he was driving my mom bonkers. Her mantra of the time was "for better or for worse, but not for lunch". Now that my own husband is retired, I can relate.
HaHaHa That's funny.

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You can take hot dogs in a small cooler. Put the dogs in the cooler and cover with boiling water. They'll be cooked by the time you meet.
That is really interesting. I have never heard of that!
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:46 PM   #7
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My former lady and I used to do this quite often in the spring time. We had a spot at a public park, a picnic table under an olive tree. Because we were both working, in two different cities, we would usually pick up take-out food, but not fast food. Chinese was one of our favorties because the best Chinese take-away in town was 4 blocks away and we could get several different items and eat family style.

Do you have a Boston Market in your area? They have some really great meals that are perfect for two. Rotisserie chicken, beef brisket, chicken and turkey pot pies, lots of sides (they make the best creamed spinach!), salads, and beverages, and I believe you can call ahead and have it all packaged up and ready to go by the time you pull in the parking lot.
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When my DH was working close by and I was attending culinary school, I used to take lunch to him and we would eat together. What we had didn't really matter because he worked in the basement office of his boss and we were allowed to use the microwave, etc.

When we first got married (almost 10 years ago now), I was doing part time work in a church office 10 blocks down the road from our house. He would make a very nice lunch and have it with me.

Some of the things I enjoyed during these times were cold plates featuring home made potato salad, cold meats we could roll up and eat with our hands, pickles, etc. Meal salads are great too, as long as you have ice packs to keep them cold until they are eaten.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:45 PM   #9
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How about lettuce wraps, steamed rice kept warm in a thermos and then topped with salsa cruda How about quesadillas filled with chicken and cheese?put together all the things you love on nachos, a round loaf of french or Italian bread, cut through the middle put some olive salad down, add your favorite meats at least 2 kind some cheese slices,more olive salad weigh dig in. down the top and Athermos of cold summer soup crusty bread and butter along with some cold grilled shrimp and ice tea.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #10
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How about lettuce wraps, steamed rice kept warm in a thermos and then topped with salsa cruda How about quesadillas filled with chicken and cheese?put together all the things you love on nachos, a round loaf of french or Italian bread, cut through the middle put some olive salad down, add your favorite meats at least 2 kind some cheese slices,more olive salad weigh dig in. down the top and Athermos of cold summer soup crusty bread and butter along with some cold grilled shrimp and ice tea.
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That sounds wonderful! I want to get some cold soup recipes and try them out.
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