msolga
 
Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 06:58 am
What do you usually have for lunch?

A sandwich?
Last night's left overs?
A hot meal?
Soup, maybe?
A pie & sauce?
A salad?
Or do you skip it all together, maybe?

And who prepares it?

You?
Your mum? Smile
The cafe owner?
McDonald's?
You take it in turns with your partner?

I'm curious - Lunch is one of those "food" topics rarely discussed here. It's usually breakfast or dinner.
Is lunch considered less important?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:01 am
I'm afraid lunch is very much a "fuel" meal with me. Usually a wholemeal sandwich with cheese, or something not very exciting ... prepared on the run in the morning by me. Just something to fill my stomache & get me through the rest of the day. Oh, & a banana, or apple, or other piece of fruit.

Not very exciting, huh?

What about you?
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the prince
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:03 am
Hmmm... fruit and a panini - mostly left over from the previous day's dinner.

Or I eat in the staff canteen which is overpriced for the kind of crap it serves...

Today I took a eam member out to my friendly neighbourhood Indian resteruant, because I am going to give him a new assignment, and I wanted to talk to him abt it outside the office environment....
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:06 am
Quite civilized & interesting, Gautam. (Compared to my usual fare.)
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:07 am
I usually skip breakfast, so lunch is very important for me. So much so in fact that today I'm having a can of Coke and an apple.
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the prince
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:09 am
I love my food - there is no way I can eat anything which is not interesting.

As I always say - a tiger will go hungry, but will not eat grass Laughing
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:16 am
Grand Duke

So dinner is The Big Feast, then?
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Jim
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:17 am
They always have the same two western dishes for lunch offshore. Beef as tough as shoe leather and chicken. We've all eaten so much chicken here I'm surprised we all haven't grown feathers yet.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:18 am
Gautam

The problem is this: If I eat a big meal for lunch it makes me sleepy & the afternoon a hard slog. So "grass" is fine when I'm working. Very Happy
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:19 am
I had a perfect german lunch today, a schnitzel with fries!

But usually we have pasta at the restaurant, and then off to my "lunch break", two hours plus!
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:20 am
Jim wrote:
They always have the same two western dishes for lunch offshore. Beef as tough as shoe leather and chicken. We've all eaten so much chicken here I'm surprised we all haven't grown feathers yet.


Do you guys ever complain, Jim? Would it change anything?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:22 am
Bigdice

2 hours lunch break? Surprised Is it a bit like Italy, with that rest time in the middle of the day?
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the prince
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:26 am
2 hr lunch break ? Shocked My lunch is over in abt 10 mins - and that too in my office while on a conf call most of the time....

I think I should move to Italy, a siesta after lunch would be really nice Smile
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:27 am
My lunch is usually leftovers from the night before. And as I love to have a good dinner, the lunch is usually yummy and healthy. Today - cajun catfish and broccoli. If there is no leftovers, a good slab of pizza (usually topped with veggies) picked up at the local pizza place is a good substitute or if a taco salad at the local Mexican place.
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:29 am
msolga wrote:
Grand Duke

So dinner is The Big Feast, then?


Yeah - I can eat pretty much whatever I want for dinner (which I would call 'tea'). I know it's not very healthy, but it suits me! :wink:

Does anyone else find it hard to get something that is (a) tasty, and (b) reasonably priced, when you have to go to work?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:30 am
Ooooooooh, you're making me hungry, Linkat!
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:32 am
Gautam wrote:
2 hr lunch break ? Shocked My lunch is over in abt 10 mins - and that too in my office while on a conf call most of the time....

I think I should move to Italy, a siesta after lunch would be really nice Smile


Yes, but the down side is that you work later! Still, it means that people can go home to eat, see their families, etc.
I'm still wondering about bigdice's long lunches, though ...
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:33 am
Well, it's more so that we close the restaurant between 2:30 and 5:30, so yes, my break is longer than yours! :-p
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:35 am
Grand Duke wrote:
Does anyone else find it hard to get something that is (a) tasty, and (b) reasonably priced, when you have to go to work?


I think that's part of the lunch problem, Grand Duke. Fast bought food seems often to be fatty, fried, unappealing ..... AND expensive!
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 07:36 am
bigdice67 wrote:
Well, it's more so that we close the restaurant between 2:30 and 5:30, so yes, my break is longer than yours! :-p


Ah, but you work till late, right?
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