So every Sunday, I head over to the kitchen to whip up a big batch of food for lunch next week. Yes, I brown bag. And I almost always do it, unless I become too busy to even buy cold cuts from the deli. I do it for several reasons being health, finance, and laziness. Now, you may think that spending hours on a day off to prep and cook five meals at once is hardly lazy. But let me remind you, I hate it when the time comes to decide what to eat for lunch every day. I work in Midtown so the choices are endless. My problem, the more choices, the harder it is for me. So it's much easier for me to have my lunch ready and already decided.
So my lunch for the week: Pasta with Summer Vegetables
I'm excited about the warmer weather. Not only is it nice to actually walk around now, but lots of spring produce is being harvested right now. So, in celebration of the lovely season, I made a lighter pasta salad with copious amounts of vegetables.
But first, the meat. I always like to have some kind of protein in my lunch to keep me full and satisfied. So I bought some chicken sausage from the market. I didn't pick chicken sausage because it's healthier (it's usually not) but for the flavor. I believe this was garlic flavored as well.