- Posted March 19, 2009 by
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The ultimate brown bag
Brown Bag Day 4
Here we are on Thursday and I have another brown bag lunch for you. What happened to Wednesdays lunch??? There was extra chicken salad from Tuesday that I packed for my husband. There won't be a brown bag tomorrow. The whole family will be home.
Today's lunch is a pork sandwich, strawberries & picked beets.
Last night we had breaded, boneless, pork chops for dinner. I cooked and extra chop so I would have lunch for my husband today. To prepare my chops, I salt & pepper, then pound them with a meat mallet. I grind up French bread in the blender to make fresh breadcrumbs. They are cheaper and so much tastier than those hard, bread crumbs from the store. I dip the chops in and eggs & milk mixture, coat with the bread crumbs and put them on a pan. Give them a good spritz with olive oil spray and bake them for 30-40 minutes. I used the left over French bread for the sandwhich today. Spread it with a little mayo, added lettuce from the garden and tomato. Cost: $1.50
Instead of an apple, today I sent my husband strawberries. They were on sale for 99 cents a pound and I sent him about 1/3 of the container. Cost: 33 cents
Pickled beets, love them or hate them, there seems to be no inbetween. We grow beets in the garden. I shredded and pickled beets earlier this week. These beets are not your typical red beets that you see in the grocery store. Beets actually come in a variety of colors. I sent about 1/2 a jar of my homemade picked beets for something different today. It's hard to figure costs when you grow and pickle your own food. Estimated cost: 50 cents.
Here's another lovely lunch for just $2.33. So much better for you than Micky D's!