One of the biggest drains on people’s wallets is lunch. A lot of us are just not organized enough or too darned lazy to make our lunch the night before. I definitely fall in the lazy category.
So, I took inspiration from one of my coworkers, and decided I’d just stock up on what I needed at work, and keep it there In my case, there’s a grocery store in the basement of my building, so it’s fairly easy. If you don’t have one nearby, you need to do a little shopping beforehand and bring things in. I buy the following.
1. Deli meat for the week. Usually whatever is on special – turkey or chicken. Tends to run me about 4 to 5 dollars for the week.
2. Cheese. I have a weakness for Havarti. I pick up 1 decent sized slice for each sandwich. Runs me about 4 bucks for the week.
3. A few tomatoes. Adds some nice flavour and moisture to the sandwich. Usually about a buck for the 2.
4. Buns. I pick up a fresh one every day. Costs me 55 cents. If you have to bring things in, you will have to buy for the week, and put them in the freezer.
And I gotta admit – the finished product is fantastic. It takes me about 2 minutes to assemble and I definitely get looks of envy when I bring it back to my desk. It’s much cheaper than buying them in the food court, and I don’t waste half my lunch hour waiting in line for something that’s expensive and not very tasty.
Now – if your workplace isn’t so kind as to supply you with a fridge, alas, this won’t work. But hopefully they are.
Have you ever tried assembling your lunch at work?