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Old 08-29-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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Just curious how many people bring their own lunch boxes to work? What do you make for your lunch at work? Saw there are a lot of nice lunch boxes out there, but thought it may be more convenient to just buy take-out?
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Just curious how many people bring their own lunch boxes to work? What do you make for your lunch at work? Saw there are a lot of nice lunch boxes out there, but thought it may be more convenient to just buy take-out?
I bring leftovers. Today is was mango curried chicken with Basmati rice. A peach for dessert.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:50 AM
 
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I still have my happy days lunch box with the fonz

im in a different place on the road, most everyday, so I get to know the good places to stop- (for cheap and good food) usually not restaurants, but stores, that baked their own chicken as in thighs and legs and breasts
I do pack a lunch too full of fruit and cheap yogurts and sometimes leftovers often in a cooler with those ice packs
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Usually some leftovers from a previous day. Sometimes I cook especially for lunch to take to work. Sandwich tend get too soggy, so I take bread and salad (there is a perfect way how to make layered salad that stays fresh for many hours). Layered Salad-in-a-Jar
I also have some portioned ready to eat food in my freezer. My lunch box will include piece of fruit, or fruit salad, and juice or tea.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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When I worked a full day and didn't want to buy lunch, I would usually bring tuna sandwiches with me to work.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:12 AM
 
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i'd bring a plastic bag with food in it "lunch"

i would snack throught the day

i'd usually have a couple sliced up sandwiches (often chkn salad), some chips, bottled water, tropicana, some quaker bars (smores)
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I don't eat out because I'm rebuilding my savings account.

I take mostly leftovers in plastic containers. I found a sack full of Rubbermaid ones at a garage sale for $3.

When they get too nasty, I toss them. I carry them in plastic grocery bags, although I do have several soft lunch bags and pop coolers. I use those more on the weekends. I frequently take lunch with me when I'm going to garage sales or shopping.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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Stumbled upon a NY Times article one year ago just about this: Bring Your Lunch to Work. Imagine bringing raw onion and beans to eat in office...
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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When I worked a two-person patrol car, it was customary to stop and eat out. Working a solo unit, I would prepare my meal at home and pack it in a small cooler. I'd normally find a nice park to enjoy my "Code 7".
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Yes, I'm usually a packer, and I, too, bring leftovers most often. Love leftovers!

When I cook dinners during the week, I make a point of cooking extra for that purpose. It's easy to throw the leftovers into a couple of different containers for ready-made lunches.
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