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Disappointing lunch

Went to the supermarket yesterday at noon after playing football for a couple of hours to get my supply of lunch stuffs for the rest of the week, now that I am becoming a habitual brown bagger.

The deli did not have maple ham, so I settled for honey ham. I wanted something other than roast beef this week, so I asked for prosciutto, the domestic instead of the pricier imported. I got alfala sprouts, a wasabi horseradish sauce, and some plums.

The prosciutto tastes too salty. The honey ham is nowhere near as tasty as maple ham. The sprouts were soggy and practically rotting. The horseradish sauce was indistinguishable from mayonnaise. And the plums were mealy.

I feel extremely dissatisfied with my lunch, but I can't really afford to eat anything different. Lunch for the next few days will be something to get over with rather than enjoy. <sigh>


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Sep. 19th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
You might want to try some variations with the ingredients you've got. If you have some cream cheese handy, try spreading it on the prosciutto and making rolls. You can dice the ham and make a tasty ham salad with whatever seasonings you might have, a bit o' mustard and mayo, badda bing.
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Sep. 19th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
I had sliced Havarti with the prosciutto and sliced Gouda with the ham. The prosciutto was still too salty and not very good (and the Havarti was overpowering), and the ham was okay but still not as good as the maple ham, despite the Gouda. Seems cheese didn't fix it … and I don't think the idea of sex in the office would fly, no matter how nicely I asked. ;)
Sep. 20th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Sandwich Fixings
Sprouts are coming under fire as a risky food. The bacteria count tends to be dangerously high. Of course, you could sprout your own to be sure they're safe.

Prosciutto is too much of a niche food to be good in sandwiches. Honey ham only seems to taste decent when glazed and then served hot. I've gotten some good shaved hams, several varieties, but they tend to disappear before I can try them (too many people have access to the refrigerator).

Swiss cheese seems to go best with ham in a sandwich, especially at room temperature or warmed slightly.
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