Happy New Year everyone!
I took a break from posting over the holiday period so that I could spend time with the family… but we did have a fantastic time. Lots of good (paleo) food, and lots of family time.
I will post photos later on once I have had a chance to sort them out. And I will post about the food as well.
But for today, this is the first packed lunch of 2014 that I made for Hubby to take to work today (I don’t start back until tomorrow and the kids go back to school on Monday).
Clockwise from the top left-hand corner I packed:
- Leftover Cranberry sauce in the little dipper with some date bites (essentially chopped up energy bars) below
- 2 mini mandarin oranges and some red pepper sticks
- Green leaf lettuce with leftover turkey thigh cut into bite-size pieces
- leftover roasted roots (rutabaga and sweet potato) and brussels sprouts stirfried with bacon.
A lot of this (the cranberry sauce, the turkey, the roasted roots and the brussels were leftover from the turkey dinner we ate yesterday.
This roast dinner used a GIANT 20lb organic turkey
that I bought on special from the grocery-store for just $10 a few days after Christmas (I stashed it in the freezer to keep it fresh)… I LOVE some of the bargains you can get at this time of year!
There is loads and loads of leftovers from this bird that I will stash in the freezer to be used for packed lunches or other meals, and of course I will make bone broth from the carcass.
All in all, that is a VERY frugal purchase.