Although Dan and I usually agree on what to eat for our evening meal, he typically scoffs at my breakfast or lunch and says that they "dont't count." That they need more substance. One of the many reasons why for the past few years Dan has eaten his breakfast and lunch from a gas station or fast food restaurant. (Just typing that makes me cringe.)
Now we are turning our lives around. In an effort to save some moola and extend my baby daddy's life, I have been waking up early, making him breakfast, and packing him a lunch. So, you can imagine my frustration when I looked at our online bank statement yesterday and saw $9 spent at KFC.
Seriously? We may have slightly tarnished our not-fighting-about-money record.
But, after our discussion, what it finally came down to was that he was still hungry. The sandwich and chips that I packed him just weren't cutting it. He works really hard for long hours, and he ran out of fuel. If anyone can sympathize with being hungry, it is me.
I need to up my game. Dan drives a truck for a living and doesn't have time to take a lunch break, so whatever I pack him has to be eaten without silverware and can't be heated up. That really limits my options.
This morning his breakfast was an everything bagel with cream cheese and two egg muffins that I made last night and zapped in the microwave.
I had just bought sandwich stuff, so I made him TWO sandwiches, and added some grapes and some cookies I had made the night before to the chips.
Hopefully that will keep him going until 6 tonight.
When he left he gave me a big hug and a kiss and said that he really appreciates everything I do.
Sure, Mr. KFC, sure.
Here are some other ideas that I have besides sandwiches:
- tuna or chicken salad and crackers
- soup in a thermos (for the Winter)
- crackers, summer sausage, and cheese
My favorite breakfast - a portable fruit, Greek yogurt, and All Bran parfait.
I had a few left over hard boiled eggs, so I made egg salad for lunch.
Dinner was leftover steak, cauliflower, and orzo rice deliciousness from the night before.
I also ate some ice cream while Dan and I did our FPU homework.
Thought for the day