Tuesday, June 15, 2010

{mini} Make and Take...Lunch for One

What is not to love about taking a litttle lunch to a friend. If you have leftovers, it is not a bad thing to share. Half the time it tastes better the second day anyway.

I just love this mini stainless steel Asian lunch box. They can be purchased at New Seasons market, Cost Plus World Market or online at Pearl River.

Last night we had a picnic dinner...and since I had leftovers, I am taking them to two people. It is perfect. I get the chance to drop it off and chat for a minute or two or three...and they don't have to think about what to make for lunch.

The tag is recycled from a new shirt. I just stamped a piece of scrap paper and glued it on top of the price tag and scrunched it a bit since the tag was already crumpled up!

Last night's picnic menu:

Asian Noodle Salad with three side sauces: soy sauce, homemade peanut sauce, Sriracha
Fresh Strawberries {I left in the fridge!}
Newman's Own Lemonade with fresh mint and slices of lemon
Chocolate Cheesecake tarts

One of the friends brought pb and j's for the kids and the other friend brought an assortment of chips. Simple, nutritious and so much fun to get together!

A VERY EASY luncheon idea:

The host can provide the cooked and chilled noodles. The guests can bring Quart size Ziploc bags with toppings. Here are a few examples: chopped cilantro, shredded carrots, baby spinach, tiny slices of Mexican limes, chopped red peppers, chopped purple cabbage, baby mandarins, craisins etc.. Set out side sauces and you have a simple nutritious lunch that can be pulled off at the last minute.

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