Barn is currently benefiting from my temporarily unemployed status as, with more free time available, I’ve come over all house-wifely.
Don’t worry, past experience says it’s not sustainable.
However, for now, one of the areas to which my Stepford attention has been drawn is Barn’s lunch. He takes sandwiches to work (when he remembers to), and without fail what he makes is sliced cheddar cheese in between slices of pre-cut white bread.
Now I’m the last person in the world who would object to cheese, but c’mon now…this is not the way to do lunch.
This is why the Radically Overhauling Lunch League (current membership : 1) needed to be initiated.
The agreed rules of conduct are as follows:
- it has to be sandwiches as the nature of Barn’s work means truly eating on the go – no chance to sit with boxed salads, plates or cutlery
- eggs are not welcomed by colleagues due to the farty smell they emit, both before and after consumption
- no tinned fish of any kind, or smoked salmon (whaaat?!)
- no lamb (again, whaaat?!)
I can safely say the project has so far been something of a success; Barn’s lunches are now, apparently, a major topic of conversation between colleagues in the car each morning. Methinks they need more going on in their lives 😉
Without further ado, let the lunches commence…
Wholemeal ‘Thins’ with wafer thin slices of roast topside of beef, de-seeded and chopped tomatoes, peppery rocket and watercress leaves and a generous helping of horseradish mayonnaise.
Seeded rolls spread with wholegrain mustard mayonnaise then filled with thickly carved roast ham and Jarlsberg cheese.
Wholemeal rolls filled with roast chicken chunks, crisp sweetcorn kernels, finely sliced spring onions, de-seeded, chopped tomatoes, and a generous helping of chives, all bound together in creamy mayonnaise.
Multi-seed rolls filled with slices of roast chicken, crispy bacon and Jarlsberg cheese, on a bed of fresh lettuce and sliced tomatoes, finished with a swipe of English mustard.
Multi-seed rolls with triple cheese filling (grated red Leicester and grated mature white Cheddar mixed together with chive Philadelphia cream cheese) on a bed of crisp, peppery rocket.
So that concludes a week’s worth of tasty sandwiches – do any of them appeal to you?