Lunch For The Week

LunchesWe made our lunches for the week again today.  Yes, we label each day, which gives us an extra push not to forget them.

Rachel and I have been making our lunches on Sunday for about a month and a half now.  We make them for the whole week at once.  This was Ramit’s first tip in the save $1,000 in a month challenge.  We had been trying to bring our lunches for a while but it just wasn’t working out.  We always either forgot, didn’t have enough time for it or just didn’t feel like it.  Doing it all at once for the week has worked out great.  It actually saves us time because making 5 lunches at once only takes a few seconds more than making only one.

My favorite part of lunch this week?  The Nuts and Bolts.

I Love Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and BoltsSeriously, I do.

You’re probably thinking:

That’s really wierd

it’s not what you think.

“Nuts and Bolts” is the name given to a snack that I ate while growing up.  It’s really just Trail Mix, but a special recipe.  It’s a secret family recipe which my aunt spent years perfecting (or so the story goes).  The base is pretzels and Chex mix, after that you can add just about anything you want, but the sauce used will remain a secret.  My mother learned the recipe long ago and my wife now knows it too.

This year I got a ton of it for christmas, and the promise of 2 other batches whenever I ask for it… saweet!