Like many people, I pack a lunch nearly every day. This involves planning ahead to ensure I have everything I need to assemble a nutritious and flavorful lunch, along with snacks, and occasionally breakfast. Over the past few years I’ve become more and more creative with my lunches, but return to the classics time and again. I want my meals to be filling and easy to prepare, and typically put everything together the night before, making it easy to bag it all up and go once morning comes.
The purpose of this series is to share some of my packed lunches – ones that are creative, especially delicious, different, or just plain good. I know many people who pack lunch, and I love seeing what others carry in their lunchboxes and coolers – some of my best ideas come from seeing what others choose to bring for their midday meal.
I love visitors. I love it even more when these visitors happen to be some of my best friends from New York.
Ninia and David came to Chicago to visit me about a week and half ago. They had never been, so it was my rightful duty as a Chicagoan to show them everything that the Windy City has to offer. I have to admit I probably wasn’t the best tour guide–growing up, I never took it upon myself to check out a lot of Chicago’s landmarks so I was content on being a tourist right along side them.
We first stopped at the Sears Tower (I know it’s called the Willis Tower now, but to me, it will forever be known as the Sears Tower. To all those who detest, I simply reply, “Whatchu talkin’ about Willis?”) I had never been to the top floor, and while I look happy in the picture above, I was actually petrified that I was going to fall right through that glass.