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Since it's getting close to lunch time today, I was perusing my desk drawer going over my options.

Am I the only one who keeps things like instant rice, potatos, stuffing mix, dried veggies, sauce packets, noodle packs, etc at work?

I either use recipes from Dicentra's, Sarbar, and others cookbooks or just throw things together and see what happens.

Cheaper than lunch out and easier than fixing something at home.

Is this somewhat strange?


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I'm having FBC for lunch today... A mushroom lentil stew.  I also have laughing cow cheese wedges and wasa crackers. There's a box full of various ramen in the cabinet behind me. And smoothie mixes in the drawer.

Yes. you are weird.


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Thank you

instant rice with canned chicken, soy and asian spices today


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Is this somewhat strange?

Yep, but you already knew that  :laugh:

I usually keep a few of those shelf stable Healthy Choice pasta bowls in my cabinet just in case, but I've yet to try any FBC in the cubicle :)


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I am trying to work within the corporate HSE structure and use my dutch ovens at work  :D

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Eating good and cheap is never strange.  Speaking of shelf stable, have you tried the Barilla pasta bowls?  Really good.

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Eating good and cheap is never strange.  Speaking of shelf stable, have you tried the Barilla pasta bowls?  Really good.

Yes, those are good, too!

They clean out our fridge/freezer every Friday at work, otherwise I'd just stockpile Lean Cuisines in there.


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I keep various "emergency" food items at work. A quick inventory reveals  ramen, oatmeal, Starbucks Via, Fig Newtons, ice tea mix.  Usually I also have a bunch of sauce packets and some peanut butter, but I over-cleaned before my last move.
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If all else fails, I eat instant rice/broth/peas/oil and Parmesan cheese. It never fails me :D

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Most companies get a little uptight about the backpacking stove on your desk.
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Most companies get a little uptight about the backpacking stove on your desk.

Hell, I run my dehydrator in my office some days!  :laugh:

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I'm pretty fond of taking one of my favorite backpacking lunches to work at least once a week:

summer sausage or pepperoni, hard cheese (or goat cheese), crackers, grapes, nuts, and chocolate.

Usually in a bento of some kind.


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Weekend goodies leftover from a hike or pack back make their way to the office Monday.

I now work for a small non-profit and our offices are in a older home where you walk through a completely functional kitchen to navigate between everyone's spaces. The kitchen table hosts chats to conference calls.

We are constantly putting on lunches for events, guests , sponsors, and volunteers when doing mailings or training so there is always too much good food leftover. The goods run from mostly organic and from fresh sources. I often bring in soups that are jazzed up with left over dried veggies from FBC meal prep.

Once in awhile so very-fresh-from college new intern shows up with some micro-whacked abomination but they get some new schooling. The damn things stink to high heaven and it is a small house.


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This is funny. A while back I was looking through the backpack pantry and found some stuff that was getting old, so I took it to work. The coffee machine has a hot water spigot and I used that. So I am weird? I always had a suspension about that.
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This is funny. A while back I was looking through the backpack pantry and found some stuff that was getting old, so I took it to work. The coffee machine has a hot water spigot and I used that. So I am weird? I always had a suspension about that.

I so miss our water cooler that had the hot water spigot!

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Well we need to get groceries tomorrow, so I was raiding the pantry for something to eat tonight. Well I found some leftover ham, but not much. So I remembered that I had some stuffing in the backpacking pantry. So I made some of that. I really thought about making it in a freezer bag, but opted to use a bowl instead. I must have to get out soon.
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