Offending All Cultures

It’s another Caren-would-not-approve kind of post. And not just Caren this time. It’s likely a lot of people would not approve.

It all stemmed from the fact that I’ve been running out of conventional sandwich-making materials. No bread, no cold cuts. So it was time to improvise!

I didn’t even have bagels, so the first step was to find some kind of base. I hate washing Tupperware and it’s such a hassle to microwave my lunch (hence why I prefer leftovers inside sandwiches to bringing leftovers with rice). The only carb base we had left was tortillas. So lunch was going to be a wrap!

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Pastrami and Chicken Finger Bagel

It’s bagel time! Bagels were on sale at Metro last week so I bought two bags. They’re also on sale this week at Loblaws with the fill-a-bag event, so make sure that you go over there to stuff your bag full of bagels in the most efficient bagel-stuffing manner. The best way is to fill all the nooks and crannies of the bag and stuff it so that it’s pretty much overflowing.

I ran out of toast and, though I still have a few English muffins, I was in the mood for bagels. So today’s lunch is a bagel sandwich! Pastrami was also on sale at Metro and pastrami is delicious, so it was a good time for a pastrami bagel.


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Roasted Vegetables and Truffle Cream Sauce

Today’s sandwich was a good sandwich! In Montreal, I always used to make sandwiches with leftovers for filling because it was easier and that way my parents wouldn’t have to buy cold cuts for me. However, in Toronto, leftovers have been a bit more of a precious commodity (the more leftovers we have, the less we have to cook), so it was easier to buy cold cuts and save the good food for breakfast and dinner.


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NDRC BBQ + Burger Sandwich

Yesterday was the NDRC end of year BBQ and team meeting. Lots of good food! I particularly enjoyed the sautéed mushrooms and onions that Derrick made as a topping for the burgers, and the chicken skewers. The chicken skewers were so good. Big thanks to Derrick and Steph for organizing! Also it was nice hanging out with teammates and cool people. Interesting tidbit, I scootered to Derrick’s place from mine (40 minute walk turned into a 20 minute scooter ride) and on my way I passed by Stephano. I didn’t know he was coming and I passed him quite quickly so at the time I just thought to myself “that guy looks kinda like Stephano.” He actually arrived at Derrick’s about a minute after I did, after which I realized the person I passed actually was Stephano. Funnily enough, Daniela wasn’t able to make the party and had told him that, but he thought she had been trolling them (well, turns out she wasn’t).

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture when most of the food was still there, so you will have to be satisfied with the leftovers.


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Caren Would Not Approve

Caren would not approve of today’s lunch. It’s a carb-on-carb atrocity again! Today’s main course consists of a pasta salad sandwich. The pasta salad is the store-bought Summer Fresh one that I mentioned a few posts ago and contains rigatoni, sundried tomatoes, dried basil, lemon vinaigrette, sparse crumbles of some kind of cheese (it ought to be mozzarella, but I can’t really tell) and cherry tomatoes, except don’t count the cherry tomatoes because while the pasta salad had them, I think there were only two and both were already eaten, so the sandwich doesn’t actually have any cherry tomatoes in it. There is likely also olive oil in the salad. I’m not really sure since I didn’t check the ingredients. The bread is regular white Wonderbread, which was bought before we went to Welland, then frozen so it wouldn’t go bad, and then partially thawed in the fridge (I say “partially” because I keep our fridge at its lowest temperature, which actually ends up having a lot of things inadvertently partially freezing).


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