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    Posted March 19, 2009 by
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    The ultimate brown bag

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    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!

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