The Worst Meal Of The Day

25 Aug

Two visitors leave;

two more arrive.

The niece and nephew are being collected today.  They are lovely children and we love having them, but it will be nice not to have to make lunch.

Lunch is the worst meal of the day; I never know what to make.  I’ve already had cereal; I hate sandwiches; toast makes me queasy.  What else is there?

In winter, the Hub and I often have porridge or soup, but it’s too warm for that right now, even with the rain.  Yes, it’s worth offloading two delightful children just so I don’t have to worry about making lunch.

Around the time my young guests leave, two old ones will arrive.  The Hub’s sister and her husband visit us a couple of times a year.  They live on the Isle of Wight.

I guess they’ll be needing some lunch.


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38 Responses to “The Worst Meal Of The Day”

  1. vivinfrance August 25, 2012 at 08:40 #

    Make a big quiche and serve it with salad. Or how about hot dogs? Fruit for pud.


  2. restlessjo August 25, 2012 at 08:51 #

    Toast makes you queasy? I would die without it!
    Know what you mean though. Mick gets an endless repetition of paninis and bacon butties. I’m no help, as usual. Enjoy your company. The rain’s bouncing here. Did somebody mention Bank Holiday?


  3. adinparadise August 25, 2012 at 09:13 #

    How about croissants with ham and cheese, or a green salad with cold chicken? Enjoy your guests, Tilly, and have a great weekend. 🙂


  4. ferragudofan August 25, 2012 at 09:52 #

    soup – salad – or yum yum gazpacho!!!
    and what’s wrong with ice cream for lunch?!??!! (wink!)


  5. Jess August 25, 2012 at 09:53 #

    We LOVE sandwiches!They are our best meal of the day!My youngest son has just read your post and said
    ” Eat sandwiches,they are healthy!”
    we just love a bit of bread over this way,infact the problem is we love bread TOO much 🙂
    Wishing you luck with your guests and meal planning x


  6. kiwidutch August 25, 2012 at 10:24 #

    Lunch for visitors ideas: bacon and egg pie + salad, garlic spaghetti pasta with or without ham or bacon + baguette and salad, veggie quiche + salad, taco shells, a little taco mix, salad and white rice … let guests “build their own taco” ….rice salad with onion, peas, broccoli and thin strips of cooked diced chicken breast… pesto, hummus, baguette a few salad bits …

    Just a few ideas… you dont need to break the bank either, adding a side salad or home made coleslaw will help to bulk out any meal.’

    Have fun!!!!


  7. Elaine August 25, 2012 at 10:38 #

    I know what you mean about lunch and visitors – you always feel you have to produce something decent. What about cold soup? Or… show them the kitchen and invite them to help themselves?


  8. Wayne August 25, 2012 at 11:32 #

    Lunch is my favourite meal of the day. If you don’t like sandwiches, I have found flavored hummus and pita work well with a cucumber salad.


  9. laurieanichols August 25, 2012 at 12:45 #

    Listen to Viv, make a quiche with bacon in it.


  10. Gobetween August 25, 2012 at 13:17 #

    If I was invited to lunch I would say salad especially potato salad, or beetroot or avocado salad. Add to that either crisp fresh rolls or slices cold meats.


  11. Ron. August 25, 2012 at 13:38 #

    Tell them that you’ve converted to some anti-lunch cult and, while you don’t mind if they partake while visiting, they’re on their own for shopping, prep, & cleanup.


  12. Jim August 25, 2012 at 14:08 #

    Not much help from here, T.Bud 🙂 ~~ In America I would know what to prepare. First, Mac and Cheese. Second, peanut butter or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Third choice (got to go outside the home for this probably), pizza.
    So not a problem.


  13. grannymar August 25, 2012 at 14:54 #

    French toast with fruit, or put the sandwich filler in a pitta pocket, pancakes & bacon with Maple syrup. Are they staying more than three days?


  14. misswhiplash August 25, 2012 at 15:01 #

    what about salad…. beans on toast…..etc


  15. Brenda Youngerman August 25, 2012 at 15:16 #

    I am not a big sandwich fan myself…
    my favorite lunch is salad… or fruit and yogurt


  16. terry1954 August 25, 2012 at 15:32 #

    i don’t like lunch either. i eat later for breakfast, and when Al is ready to eat lunch, I am not. He eats a variety of things for lunch, all being easy for me to fix. Soups, borritts


  17. Linda @ Truthful Tidbits August 25, 2012 at 16:50 #

    Looks like lots of people gave you ideas for lunch! Ha! I will just say that I totally understand how it is when trying to feed company. I can never quite decide. I much prefer to take them out to eat!

    Happy Saturday!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits


  18. SchmidleysScribbling August 25, 2012 at 16:51 #

    I ate fish and chips from one end of England to the other. I love those fresh fish. We had fish for lunch yesterday (scallops and spinach) and fish for lunch today. Fish is good. Dianne


  19. sharechair August 25, 2012 at 17:53 #

    Looks like you have lots of lunch suggestions. I’d probably order pizza. Or whip up some tunafish. Wait. That would be a sandwich. Never mind.


  20. Karen S. August 25, 2012 at 18:07 #

    ….pleaseeeeeeeee nobody ask what’s for supper!!!


  21. robincoyle August 25, 2012 at 18:52 #

    Lunch stumps me too!


  22. Patti August 26, 2012 at 04:30 #

    Lunch is tough – I prefer it if I have leftovers from dinner the night before. Don’t have to think about it that way.


  23. Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly) August 26, 2012 at 08:18 #

    I hate to cook so I don’t have any lunch ideas. Have fun with your guests!


  24. McGuffyAnn August 26, 2012 at 15:14 #

    Such is the life of The Laughing Housewife. It keeps you in form to write about your adventures…lucky for us! (P.S. I loved Mr. Eric Idle closing the Olympics. Thanks G.B. for a wonderful Olympics! Well done.)


  25. sanstorm August 26, 2012 at 15:16 #

    I hate lunch. I hate lunch especially in “summer” when I have to make it for the kids. So depressing. They only ever want “a cheese sandwich”. Heave.


  26. Janie Jones August 26, 2012 at 16:28 #

    Sounds like though, with the numbers of persons coming through the Bud household lately you’d be a lunch making pro by now. We will have to start calling your place the Laughing Housewife Inn. Or you could solve your problem and be the Laughing Housewife Bed and Breakfast, then your company would be prepared to fend for themselves after breakfast.


    • katharinetrauger August 27, 2012 at 14:03 #

      “Bud’s B & B”
      No lunch.
      WONDERFUL! 😆


  27. lynn cohen August 26, 2012 at 19:02 #

    Bon Appetite!


  28. Cheri August 26, 2012 at 22:31 #

    I don’t really like to cook–regardless of the meal–so I don’t have any good suggestions for you. Besides, I could live on cereal, sandwiches, and toast (notice all a bunch of non-cooking foods). Oh, I’m also quite fond of tacos, very little cooking involved there, and they’re yummy! Whatever you decide, do enjoy your company.


  29. viveka August 26, 2012 at 22:33 #

    I’m too late again .. for any advice – and you got it solved and everybody seams to be pleased with what ever it was .. that been served.


  30. Perfecting Motherhood August 26, 2012 at 23:05 #

    Wow, your readers have a lot of recipe ideas for you! Nice.


  31. Vicki August 27, 2012 at 20:26 #

    We love salads and smoothies. Or some cut up veggies and hummus. Nuts and fruit are also good.


  32. benzeknees August 29, 2012 at 07:36 #

    When I have company & don’t want to cook I lay out a buffet with various breads & buns, some deli meats, some cheese, some veggies & a dip & let everyone make whatever they want to eat. You can easily do this more than once since the visitors can choose to make different things each day the buffet is out. Spruce it up the second day with some potato salad or a green salad & everyone is happy!


  33. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 29, 2012 at 11:37 #

    Thank you, everyone, for the great lunch advice.

    How well you don’t know me – cooking? Pah!


  34. eof737 September 2, 2012 at 09:26 #

    Have a salad or some fries… anything. There’s always Maltesers! 😆


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