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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Casual Friday, Blue Jeans & an Easy Lunchbox
A casual work day calls for an easy, portable lunch.
My average travel day makes lunch planning a must.
The last few months the one thing I can count on for any given Friday is unpredictability. My job takes me an average of 75 mile radius around my home town. With this in mind if I pack an easy go to lunch any day of the week I'd better do it on a Friday. Austin Texas is like many cities across the country with the less casual dress in the workplace environment. On Friday though it is a given that it is more casual than Monday through Thursday with blue jeans & flip-flops being de rigueur. The same can go for my lunches the last day of the work week. Lunchtime doesn't have to be a hassle. I generally throw things together on Thursday evening easing myself into the weekend a little early. This Friday I will be having 2 small crimped sandwiches & a few garden veggies,. I have had a few cucumbers & volunteer tomatoes which have been producing a little better than the seeded variety of veggies which seem to be burning up in the mid-summer heat wave. As a mid morning snack I've packed a small amount of dried fruit & nuts. My lunch also includes Coconut water which I found frozen at a local Asian grocery store. The frozen coconut water also helps keep my lunch cool & fresh till I stop for lunch later in the day. The coco water drinks have been very popular since last summer. The beverage as a sports drink is popular too since it is super hydrating, full of potassium & minerals. Water of course is the beverage of choice in the heat but if you haven't tried coco water I can suggest this thirst quenching drink this Summer. Enjoy your own casual Friday & be inspired by simply packing a lunch today. **Lunch box find: You may notice the small salt & pepper (orange top) container in my bento photo. It was a .79 cent purchase at a local Asian store.