I traded a nice lunch for a Gossip Girl episode this morning, so I was rushing around to leave the house on time come 1PM and didn’t have chance to eat lunch, much less blog! But you know I am always prepared and quickly packed up lunch, snacks and dinner for the day – and managed to photograph it all as well
I went to the gym at 11:15 (hence the lateness) and only had time for 45 minutes on the ET and 15 pushups before I had to get home and quickly shower.
I made a DA-licious wrap with some of the Cowgirl Creamery brie cheese I brought home from Foodbuzz.
Along side went green pepper, carrot, PUMPKIN BUTTER, and romaine. Nothing goes better with crisp veggies than brie and the sweetness of pumpkin.
The only way I can eat a wrap is rolled up in foil. I just roll the tortilla into a log and then roll the log into a piece of foil. Not the most conservative on the waste side, but the best solution. I’m wondering if some kind of thin silicone thing would work as an alternative? Although I rip the foil as I eat it and it gets quite messy on the inside. At least I don’t do it often.
So I ate my wrap in the car on the way here – one-handed eating.
After doing a presentation in class, I ate my Frog Hollow Farm pear from Foodbuzz. One of the best pears I’ve ever had! It was super juicy and perfectly ripe!
Going down the snack spectrum, I had TJ’s Euro yogurt + more Frog Hollow granola for a 4PM snack along with 2 dried apricots that I found in my lunchbox. I was hunnnngggry! Hopefully that will all settle in my stomach soon.
Dinner is packed for our 6:15 break from MNT class. Leftover gnocchi and kale!
Lastly, I have a new bar to try for an evening snack // dessert – a Pure Power bar by Choclatique. I’ll let you know how it is tonight!
LOL – I had to have Matt email me these photos because I left my camera at home and forgot I had to blog from campus and I am having trouble with my internet connection after the computer hibernates so Matt had quite the time getting them to me with the following response:
“the bears say windows 7 is stupid and so is the new computer! hmph! gmph! qrrp. buh”
Gotta get back to work – adios!
OMG – had to edit the post because THIS just arrived in my inbox. Guess they are really mad!!
Estela @ weekly bite says
I love the idea of brie w/pumpkin butter!
Windows 7 already has such a bad rap! I hope that by the time I get it all the kinks have been worked out….
No it doesn’t!! From what I’ve heard it’s pretty good! It’s my INTERNET that’s having the annoying problem. Or perhaps the firewall. The bears were mistaken.
your speedy, on the go meals look better than any type of dinner ive spent all day cooking. who am i kidding, ive never spent all day cooking. but your to-go foods def look better than anything i eat!
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
That’s hilarious that you had him email you photos to blog. Problems like this only exist in a bloggers life 🙂
Jessica @ How SWeet It Is says
LOL I love the bears’ review of your new computer!
I’ve only heard good things about windows 7 so I have no idea what the bears are talking about! :p
Kelly from Bridges and Bites says
HAHAHAHA!!!!! That’s hilarious!!!!!
Carrie @ I See Monsters says
That picture is awesome!!! 🙂
Mmm…brie and pumpkin butter. I bought some brie and fig jam on a whim at Whole Foods last night (darn those tasting stations) and I’m going to have to try brie and pumpkin butter as wel.
The bears are too cute!!
love your wrap lunch, looks great! you are great at packing on the go meals!
cute pic of the bears!
omg that is soo cute!
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
Hahahahaha–that last photo just made my day.
The pear looks like it’s winking at us!!
Anne K. says
I have to use foil for my wraps, too! I always stuff so many veggies in them that they completely fall apart without the foil. Your wrap looks delicious, and the bear pic is too cute 🙂
Whitney @ Lettuce Love says
Hahah too cute 🙂
Love the bears!
Don’t worry, the Bears might be able to carry the keyboard, but I doubt they’ll be able to carry the computer tower.
Haha! I love the bears!
Can you save the foil to recycle? I always throw my used foil in with the aluminum cans at the recycling center.
Matt is hysterical! That last pic made me LOL. 🙂
Paige@ RunningAroundNormal says
Look at all those meals on the go! Yay for being prepared. Nice job at the gym. Way to make use of the time you have.
Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) says
Bwahaha…the bears are adorable!
I really, really want to try that pumpkin butter.
LMAO That’s hysterical! Bear uprising…. Time out or Jail for the bears?
Sarah R says
OMG! The bears had me cracking up!!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i’ve got trouble holding wraps together too….except i wrap mine in parchment paper instead for a more “deli” feel
katherine (blissful-body) says
i love the bears!!! i am amazed you got all that photographed in a rush! i am impressed. that cheese looks super yummy, too!
Your meals always look amazing. Very creative combos. Love the photo with the bears. It gave me a chuckle.
christie @ honoring health says
OMG! That photo of the bears is the cutest!
I love those pears too, soooo good! I need to try that cheese too, seems delicious! 🙂
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
that photo of the bears is CLASSIC!
Chloe (Naturally Frugal) says
Love the bears, it’s cute how you two do that!
Hmmm…for the wrap I would say maybe a silicone mat or something would work. What about a dish towel that you can fold down?
I love Cowgirl Creamery!!!!! The best stop in the Feary Building… 🙂
SO cute. Thanks for the laugh.
your bears are the cutest thing ever!
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
I love how you are able to make such great packed lunches Kath! You are giving me so many ideas for college next year. I never thought of using tin foil to wrap up my wraps, but I will definitely give it a try!
Joelle (The Pancake Girl) says
That last picture is literally laugh out loud funny, oh man.. love those bears!
Kasey (Fit For Wellness) says
LOL at the bear pic… So cute!
Sam (Merit to the Carrot) says
Your lunches always look divine. They motivate me to get more creative with mine. And that gnocchi must have been FANTASTIC! I plan on trying that recipe out soon… what a lovely gesture from your hubby! Must have been great to come home to.
By the way, congrats on your Best Food Blog award! I definitely support that win!!
Have a great rest of your week!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
That last picture really made me giggle out loud. I love that you and Matt joke like that. Its a sweet thing 🙂
Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) says
That wrap sounds tasty!
and LOL at the bears. too funny! 🙂
Wasn’t Gossip Girl awesome….I love that show. That gnocchi looked great…it made me pull out some pumpkin ravioli I had in the back of my freezer!
what brand of wraps are those? thanks!
Hillary - Nutrition Nut on the Run says
I just love your bear pix – too cute!
Janna (Just Flourishing) says
OMG. the bears! AHAHA. Too funny.
You eats for the day look delightful.
Photo with bears = too cute.
Stephanie @ Foodie McFood says
I love all of the food that you post, but I have to say, whenever you post a funny bear picture, I laugh so hard I cry. Totally adorable.
amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) says
LOL LOL please keep the bear pictures coming!
I ate my pear from Frog Hollow Farms today too and loved it. So delicious!
omg, that bear picture with the keyboard is so cute!
OMG that picture is hilarious!
I think that my grandbears should be taught more passive ways to deal with their computer frustrations. (Don’t mean to intrude on your parenting but…)
LOL! That’s pretty funny. 🙂
You and your husband have a great relationship! It’s so great that you two can joke around and have fun! That’s what the best relationships are made of!
Oo how I love Mount Tam!
I think that Frog Hollow pear was my favorite thing from this past weekend. I especially loved it in the rice pudding dessert at Saturday’s dinner. Soooo wish I had more!
Mike Seneca says
Your internet security system may not be compatible with your new operating system. That caused me to have a great deal of trouble connecting to the internet.
That wrap sounds so awesome, but sadly, I do not have any brie. Do you think Laughing Cow would work as a sub?
I typically use foil to hold wraps together as well… I try to remember to save the foil for another use. Someone should invent a re-usable wrap holder!
The butternut gnocchi that Matt made looks incredible. I tried to make sweet potato gnocchi a few years ago with disappointing results, but maybe I’ll give Alton’s recipe a try.
how do you keep all of your food cold while on campus all day?? and what was your presentation on?…i’m curious!! 😀
I don’t! Usually I am just packing food to be consumed within 3-4 hours, so in my lunchbox it stays cool enough. If I’m on campus for the whole day and need for something to be cold for safety reasons, I put in a bunch of icepacks.