Can’t seem to keep up with anything these days. Including lunch posts.
Yesterday’s lunch had to be simple. I’d flown in the night before and was awoken a little too early by a little guy eager to see me.
So I went with an easy bison steak packed cold, half a bagel (left over from his breakfast) topped with ham and cream cheese, and some fruit and a yogurt.
Last night’s dinner ended up being a similar scrounge. Being out of town tends to get in the way of grocery shopping.
Luckily, hidden in the freezer I found a couple packages of pork chops. So I thawed those, then rubbed them with a blend of ground fennel seeds, black pepper, garlic and salt, then seared them briefly in a cast-iron skillet. They were incredibly delicious.
I also found a slab of stale baguette, which I was able to breath new life into by smearing with garlic and butter and toasting. Garlic bread! Add some roasted carrots and I not only had a good dinner, but a great start to today’s lunch, too.
I packaged the pork in one thermos and — so that it would be warm and delicious — the garlic bread in another.
To round out today’s lunch, I also gave Parker a container of mini ham and cheese quiche — the leftover from his breakfast.