Lunch on weekends is very sporadic Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl LV raise the flags shirt. Because my weekend breakfasts tend to be larger than normal (my morning smoothie plus whatever else I decide to add on), lunch gets pushed back to a late lunch, and whatever we have in the fridge that I can whip up. It’s basically a way to clear out my fridge before I go grocery shopping for the next week’s menu. I know Americans do tend to have a lunch break ranging from 30 minutes to an hour where they may go out to find sustenance. I take my lunch in the office and work while I eat, so this doesn’t really apply to me. I try to have some yogurt on weekdays at least or if I want something more savory, some chips and salsa or hummus. And yes, I make my own salsa and hummus. I love cheese so when I have a nice stash of good cheese, I like to sit down with some crackers and jam (or quince paste) and enjoy myself.
Each week’s meals are planned surrounding dinner (yes, they are planned at least a couple of days in advance since I don’t have the luxury of going to the market every day, though I still make a trip every couple of days) and I make a lot in an effort to have leftovers. I also sometimes like to invite people over so that’s another reason to have enough food, but those dinners tend to be multi-coursed. I’m actually trying to not make my menu so diverse – it helps with spending less on food as well as gives me more time for house chores out of the kitchen and side projects. However, I still have a varied menu depending on what’s on sale that week, whatever recipe caught my attention, and what I have in the fridge/pantry. Here are some recent dinners that are less time-consuming because I’m trying to not give myself so much work.