Today's Lunch: Make Your Own Salad
I am finishing up my lunch right now and trying to fight off disappointment. This mornining's pecan danish from the Bread Alone stand at the greenmarket plus a corn/rice/flaxseed cake from a coworker left me not very hungry for lunch. But I had a meeting at 2pm and the thought of not eating anything until at least 4pm was not at all appleaing to me. So around 1:50 or so, I decided to head downstairs to the deli next door for something to bring into the meeting. I opted for make-your-own-salad using a small bowl of romaine as my base. At this deli, your base includes a meat + 4 additional toppings. I went with turkey, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, cucumbers and a smidge of bleu cheese. For my dressing, some black pepper and a lemon herb vinaigrette. What an awful combination I put together. What was I thinking? I just don't like cubed meat unless it's a hunk of country ham or something like say, a square of chuck in a chili or stew. I normally get a hard boiled egg in my make-your-own salad, but knowing I would be in a meeting, I opted against since sometimes eggs can be a little stinky. I really hate when lunch sucks. Now all I can think about is how I am going to make it up to myself at dinner.