Maureen: (chuckling) Let’s have some lunch! What did you think?
Kirstin: It completely changed the way I think about lunch at the office for the better.
Kirstin: I plan ahead. I always have chorizo in the refrigerator ready to go. I will make more than I need for dinner, knowing that I can use the leftovers.
Maureen: Like a roast chicken?
Kirstin: Exactly. I had a bird that was way too large the other day and Tom told me we’d never eat all of it. But I told him that I already had plans for the leftovers.
Maureen: There’s nothing better than using leftovers. It always makes me feel so virtuous.
Kirstin: This has been a revelation and I’ll never look at my lunch the same way again.
Maureen: I guess it’s different for me since I work from home and usually for lunch I’m just foraging through the refrigerator taking the best of the leftovers. But saying that, there were some really yummy recipes in there that I would make for myself. This would be especially good on the days when I feel chained to my laptop because of deadlines, so it would make me step away from the computer.
Kirstin: Lunch is now something I look forward to at the office, and that’s great.
Overall Grade (A- F): B (Maureen) B (Kirstin)
Best recipes: Anything with chorizo (Kirstin)
Grade for Photography (A-F): A
Any disasters? Kirstin: No Maureen: The paella wasn’t a disaster, but I thought the suggestion that you make it before you leave for the office was comedy gold. Who would have time to do that?
Bookshelf or Charity Shop Donation? Kirstin: Bookshelf. Maureen: Not sure.
Would you give this to a friend? Kirstin: Yes. Maureen: Yes, but only to friends who work in an office. I’m not sure it would apply to the mighty band of freelancers I know.