Friday, April 27, 2007

Lunch, pet tags, random things

Mike works very hard at his job, often 13 hours a day. So he needs a good lunch for fuel to keep him going. I really enjoy putting together a lunch for him from things that we have in our fridge. Here's today's lunch:

I put together a flour tortilla with roasted red pepper hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, and jalapeno in the bottom container. In the top is some cut-up kiwi and can-a-dew melon. Also is a bag of cookies made from sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, blackstrap molasses, maple syrup, and other things. Also chocolate chips. The recipe didn't call for chocolate chips but for Mike, a cookie really isn't a cookie unless it has chocolate chips! Those cookies have lots of energy in them for getting him through the afternoon (and sometimes into the evening).

The whole lunch fits neatly packed in this wonderful lunch tin which can be found from this website: We love these tins (we have 4 of them). They can go in the dishwasher and is so much easier than having separate tupperware containers that need to go inside a bag or box. Thanks to the G family for introducing them to us!

Today Theo and Kami's tags arrived for their collars. They have been going outside more and more and enjoying it, and with a baby to look after, it's easier for me. They're generally outside for no more than 2 hours at a time, and come back when called (although not always immediately because you know, they're cats, duh!). I decided they really needed some sort of ID and I did ask the vet about microchips, and he said that recent studies have shown a possible link to cancer. Eep! So tags they got. Cute, no?

The purple with the flower is for Kami, and the green with the fish in the fishbowl is for Theo.

My sister's boyfriend gave me this neat seed growing thing for Christmas. We had so much fun putting it on our kitchen window and watching the seeds sprout.

Last night Mike got home from work "early" (early meaning 6:30, haha!) so we walked down the street to the little bento hut in our village for dinner. Here's Jake on my back, ready to go to dinner.


Korin said...

How heavy are those lunch containers? Ryan rides his bike, and uses plastic (everything else we own is glass)... but those look very cool :)

Lee said...

They're not heavy at all! They're sturdy but thin. Highly recommend them. You can check mine out when you come next Friday!

Carrie Lou said...

Yummy lunch! My klean kanteens inspire me to pack lovely lunches too.. I love 'em! Recipe for those cookies?

Lee said...

The cookie recipe comes from Cathy Olsen's The Vegetarian Mother's cookbook. If you don't have it, I'll email the recipe to you!