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    Any suggestions on lunch items that require no refrigeration or heating up would be welcome. I think I might just make it a fruit laden "big snack" kind of lunch on Wednesday, with some nuts (not much, just a single serving of almond butter, most likely, or a small portion of some kind of nut).

    I could get a freezer pack & a lunch bag to keep something chilled, but would rather not, since I don't think I'd use it otherwise.
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    Sammich on "fat bread." Lettuce wrap sammich. Roll ups. Salad. (Most things that need to stay cool but not frozen should be fine without a lunchbox in the winter.)
    One of my go-to's recently has been the "box o' food." Meat cut to chewable size, veggie chunks, fruit chunks, and nut bits, all tossed into the same tupperware with a fork.
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    Erm, well, the back room we are stuck in is very warm (instant sweat when I enter the room with a scarf on), so "cool" isn't possible without a freezer pack. If I leave the building for lunch, I have to stay out for the entire hour, which means eating in the car. Today, it was upwards of 40F and the car was really warm when I went out to scope out lunch. Not sure if the trunk would be cooler. I think I'm going to be stuck with non-refrigeratables or buying a stupid freezer pack & lunch bag. I hate wasting money.
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    If you dish up sliced meat, freeze it the night before. By lunch, it should just be cold.

    Also, are you on or off dairy? Cheese travels and won't spoil in that time. Boiled eggs.
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    I feel that I should warn anyone reading my brief posts for the next week or so. My brain is dead. Jury duty is exhausting. Add half days of work to that and I am barely functional. Part of my brain is impressed that I'm getting by as well as I am, but I don't have the energy to think about it.

    I am probably going to be exceptionally whiny, stubborn, and seemingly stupid for the next week or so. I hope this weekend's trip up to Maine goes okay.

    I think I'm going to make more cookies tonight. They were a nice treat to have after lunch today and it was really nice not being hungry in the least for the afternoon portion of the trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drssgchic View Post
    If you dish up sliced meat, freeze it the night before. By lunch, it should just be cold.

    Also, are you on or off dairy? Cheese travels and won't spoil in that time. Boiled eggs.
    Off, kind of lazily. Been having a little ice cream here and there, butter here and there, but that's it. Not sure how I feel about cheese at the moment. Portioned out, it's probably fine, but otherwise, I tend to eat the whole block in one sitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Off, kind of lazily. Been having a little ice cream here and there, butter here and there, but that's it. Not sure how I feel about cheese at the moment. Portioned out, it's probably fine, but otherwise, I tend to eat the whole block in one sitting.
    Something I don't know anything about >.>

    You could probably freeze meat and cheese roll-ups, which would portion it out and keep it cold.
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    Hmm... I have enjoyed a meat & cheese roll-up in my time.

    I am currently eating Haageni-Dazs Dark Chocolate ice cream. It is SERIOUSLY delicious. 5 ingredients.

    I am also currently not hungry, just feeling incredibly blank. I started eating because I was bored and tired, I think. I have to cook up some meat for both of us tonight, so he can have dinner, and we can both have lunches tomorrow. I'd leave him to fend for himself, but he is working a 12 hr day today, and has class in the AM, so won't have time to cook. I hate our schedules so much right now.

    Oh right, I started posting this because I was trying to say that I can't really think about food. I don't want to eat a real meal tonight. Even the amazing sweet potato with butter that I ate with some chicken last night is not appetizing to me.
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    Good morning. Feeling better today. Allergies are on the offense again today! Must be something about the temperature changes.

    I should not have driven last night but had to get Hulky from work. He drove us home. I got some chix boob cooked up before bed. We slept in the guest bed, I took 200mg of 5-htp and don't recall any dreams. I slept well. I think Hulky did too, which is good because we both needed it!

    I wanted a hot chocolate this morning but decided I'd wait to see if I still want it after jury duty, before I head to work.
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    Take of yourself during this time of over stimulation and mental stress. Lots of sleep - and eat right! It will be over soon.
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