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Steven / December 11, 2008 12:14 AM

Sushi and M&M's. With eel and dark chocolate with peanut natch.

Andrew / December 11, 2008 12:18 AM

(I know, it's a light and fluffy question. Figured we could use a break.)

Kuma's for lunch. :)

amalie / December 11, 2008 12:23 AM

damn - really, you ask me that as I return home from the M on bluegrass night??

Ashamedly (and rarely, I swear!), a McDonalds Big 'n' Tasty.


lv / December 11, 2008 3:17 AM

Well, it's 3am, I'm in bed but still online, and I just had a Reese's peanut butter cup to stave off my hunger 'til the morning. *sigh*

holden / December 11, 2008 7:13 AM

a Naked juice (protein zone) and half a leftover scone from yesterday for breakfast.
leftover tator tot casserole for lunch. it was good!
dinner is unplanned as of yet.

holden / December 11, 2008 7:29 AM

a Naked juice (protein zone) and half a leftover scone from yesterday for breakfast.
leftover tator tot casserole for lunch. it was good!
dinner is unplanned as of yet.

Brandy / December 11, 2008 8:53 AM

Breakfast: a couple eggs, sunny side up, a spinach and banana smoothie
Lunch: leftover chicken, rice and veggie stew
Dinner: quinoa pasta with four cheese pasta sauce.

Carrie / December 11, 2008 9:00 AM

Lunch=PB sandwich and veggies with hummus
Dinner=not sure yet. maybe this random pasta dish I made last night

David / December 11, 2008 9:02 AM

The miso paste I ordered last week from a place called South River Miso. Dandelion Leek, Chickpea, Three Year Barley, and Sweet White.

Come to think of it, those would be great celebrity baby names.

eee / December 11, 2008 9:24 AM

I had a blueberry bagel for breakfast (toasted, with butter). In an hour there will be coffee. For lunch it's a ham sammich, an orange, and a Coke. I have no idea what dinner will be.

flange / December 11, 2008 9:34 AM

a woman who's retiring as of monday brought in two cakes for us today. the pumpkin with white chocolate icing is amazing, not sweet at all. so breakfast.

lunch. whatever the food court across the street tells me to buy today.

dinner. i'm thinking pork chop with maple-ancho-mustard glaze, roasted asparagus, a white and wild rice pilaf.

(i'm single, ladies!)

prattfall / December 11, 2008 9:34 AM

Your mom.

Gaigen / December 11, 2008 9:35 AM

Rod Blagojevich's leftover birthday cake. Never touched.

Actually, nothing. Fasting, detoxing, etc.

Irisheyes1212 / December 11, 2008 9:45 AM

B: Turkey & cheese w/ mustard on wheat
leftover tom yum soup

L: Lean cuisine & salad, or Subway 6" veg

D: Probably caesar salad w/ steak at the pub

Irisheyes1212 / December 11, 2008 9:54 AM

Oh and snacks...yogurt, string cheese, and 2-3 fruits. I have been rocking the red pears lately. They are absolutely lovely.

zoenotcool / December 11, 2008 9:56 AM

So far, hazelnut coffee and a cranberry muffin. I'll snack on an orange in a bit.

Lunch and dinner will be the usual lazy/unplanned affairs.

caitlin / December 11, 2008 10:52 AM

Breakfast: Coffee and cashew breakfast bar.

Lunch: Pasta salad with veggies.

Dinner: Spinach fettucini with a creme sauce.

Sweets: lots and lots of leftover birthday goodies. I've got more sweets (homemade truffles, brownies, pie from the Norske Nook up in WI, Graeter's ice cream from OH, Nut Goodies from MN) than I can handle.

Jill / December 11, 2008 11:23 AM

Bkfst was Kashi. Lunch will be either a leftover turkey burger or the last of my Georgian dumplings from Argo Bakery. I think dinner will be some sort of party food, which is what a lot of December dinners are turning out to be.

W / December 11, 2008 11:29 AM

Breakfast: Coffee
Lunch: Coffee
Dinner: ??


Leelah / December 11, 2008 11:30 AM

The candy I bought for my secret Santa. Damn it.

Seij / December 11, 2008 11:30 AM

Airborne, water, tea, and a PBJ

Jasmine / December 11, 2008 11:38 AM

So far: a bacon, egg, & cheese on wheat from Potbelly. A bottle of Orangina, also from Potbelly. And a Coke.

Lunch-wise, I may get the turkey cobb from the Au Bon Pain across the street on the way back from the post office.

Mucky Fingers / December 11, 2008 11:45 AM

Breakfast - small orange juice, onion bagel w/ butter, 1 slice banana bread, green tea w/ raw sugar.
Lunch - lots of fruit (and 2 liters of water consumed between 10 am and 4 pm).
Pre-dinner - tortilla chips w/ sliced cucumber & chipotle tabasco.
Dinner - steamed chicken with spicy garlic sauce & a baby spinach salad.

Heather / December 11, 2008 11:53 AM

Sarting my day with Tetley tea, soy milk and a teaspoon of honey. Followed by a smoothie with rice milk, banana, blueberries and raspberries(frozen of course).

michi / December 11, 2008 12:21 PM

Pumpernickel bagel with hummus, from Einstein's, like every other day.

printdude / December 11, 2008 1:02 PM

I hadda Roast Beef and BLue Cheese sammich for lunch. Oh man was that good.
Dinner is gonna be "Stagecoach" Chicken, with peas and mashed po-ta-Toes.
i'm thinking of inviting the Pottymouths over for a good dinner. I've heard they're going through hard times, and I need some good expletives to toss around here at the j-o-b.

Eric / December 11, 2008 1:05 PM

I had espresso and milk at home, but I skipped breakfast today which would normally have been a bowl of TJ's Toasted Oat Flakes or Golden Flax.

For lunch, I had a chicken breast sandwich with bacon, raw onions, lettuce, tomato, and two pickle spears. Then I pilfered an office donut. I'm going to get another one after I submit this comment.

For dinner, I think I'll have leftover ham-bean-escarole stew that I made for a dinner with friends last weekend. I got the awesome recipe from foodandwine.

taj / December 11, 2008 1:22 PM

flange, i'm coming over for dinner!

b: running-out-the-door meal: banana & almond butter

L: just now, homemade chicken dish, spinach salad

crystal clear / December 11, 2008 2:18 PM

Morning: Mannatech supplements
string cheese - Polly-O's from Kraft is the best.
Snack - Coffee and Tea Exchange Colombian coffee,
Korean style dumplings, Danish Caramel Wafer, Peach kefir yogurt with raspberries, and blueberries, and flaxseed.
Dinner: Don't know yet.

Kevin / December 11, 2008 2:41 PM

5 dollah
5 dolla footlong

anne / December 11, 2008 3:26 PM

Disappointing sandwich along with too salty soup from Panera. I picked wrong.

Dinner will have to do me right, or else I'll be sad.

kate / December 11, 2008 3:50 PM

My feelings.

Steven / December 11, 2008 3:50 PM

B: Yogurt with granola and the top of a chocolate chip muffin from the cafe here at work.

L: Turkey sammich with hard-boiled eggs. Also some trail mix with m&m's for lunch.

Din-din: Not sure yet, but if I continue this healthfest, I'm going to wither away to nothing. Hello beef fried rice!

Dutch101 / December 11, 2008 4:07 PM

A bagel with egg and cheese for breakfast, then a sandwich of my own construction for lunch with some leftover rice on the side. Dinner tonight might be out, though I don't know where. Oh, I also had what I believe was a "root beer float" flavored sucker from the bank that was pretty tasty.

Dutch101 / December 11, 2008 4:08 PM

And damn you Andrew for eating Kuma's! I wish I could. . .

me / December 11, 2008 5:23 PM

double americano, cappucino...about to make myself some leftover chicken parmesan!

fluffy / December 11, 2008 7:24 PM

B- whole wheat waffles; super strong coffee

L-spinach/cheese sandwich, crackers

D-tofu burger, big glass white wine

am currently craving butter pecan ice cream

jennifer / December 11, 2008 9:13 PM

b - oatmeal with some total cinnamon crunch on top to add some flavor to my fiber

l - late lunch of a tuna salad sandwich; bleh

d - multi root veg soup (basically as many of the veggies from my csa box that I could get into my slow cooker, including turnips, butternut squash, onions, garlic, potatoes, and celeriac)

snack - a couple of cookies (given to me by a student that I helped out this semester) and some cocoa

Cracken / December 11, 2008 11:37 PM

Coffee and water only until 7pm, then leftover chicken and soup the sweetie made, then microwave popcorn and more water. First whole-day-at-home in weeks. Lurvely.

annie / December 12, 2008 2:33 PM

Breakfast was orange dulce mighty leaf tea. Lunch a moz and tom side salad and dinner will be a bag of popcorn at RiverEast followed by a terrible stomach ache. Happens every time.

Sarah B / December 13, 2008 12:27 PM

B: Peanut butter breakfast cookie (homemade), coffee

L: Salad with croutons, olive oil, vinegar, baby carrots, and red pepper. Crackers. Coffee.

D: So far unplanned, but a trip to the grocery store is probably going to be a requirement.

jennifer / December 13, 2008 10:00 PM

b - oatmeal with total cinnamon crunch, coffee

l - tomato, cheese, pesto sandwich, banana, crackers

d - root veg soup, cookies

yes, I've eaten two of these same meals over the last three days. grad student living...

MIchael / December 14, 2008 12:40 AM

A grilled cheese on white with fries on my lunchbreak from Mrs. D's up in Wilmette. Highly recommended.

vanessa / December 14, 2008 3:17 PM

My current crack of choice: pomegranates. I've been eating 1-2 a day.

Carlotta / December 14, 2008 3:34 PM

--A couple of cans of kippered herring.

-- Uncle Sam cereal.

-- Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.

Still trying to eat healthy before the tsunami of bad-for-you holiday treats.

PMan / December 14, 2008 9:47 PM

Leftovers from a Christmas party I hosted Friday. I hate to waste anything, but I'm left with a whole lot of cheese and crackers, a bagful of celery sticks, many cocktail olives and a whole lotta ham.

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