Where are my work from home peeps? I've had a home based business for the last 11 years and although 2020 has had its own set of unique challenges, my work environment changed only minimally. I'm fortunate that I was able to continue to accept and fulfill catering orders throughout this difficult and most unusual time.
I recognize that my situation was somewhat unusual. Most people have experienced a much more drastic change in their work life in the last 6 months. Some people had to risk their own lives and take extreme precautions just to able to go to work. Other people had to figure out how to do their job remotely without interacting with anyone face to face. Not to mention the fact that some of these people had to juggle doing their jobs at home while parenting young children at the same time. 👶🏻And a certain percentage of people lost their jobs altogether as a result of this terrible virus. Watching people adjust and adapt to these new challenges has given me hope that we are all more flexible and resilient than I ever believed.
I've noticed that more businesses are starting to reopen and people are slowly starting to go back to work in my neighborhood but there still is a large percentage of people that continue to work from home. My husband is one of those people who is doing some of his work remotely from home. And even though he will deny it ... I'm convinced that he schedules his work from home days in conjunction with my baking days. (He's all about the scraps.) 😅🧁 We're both adjusting to the fact that there are two of us now sharing the kitchen during the day. (aka my workspace between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm) 😂
I'm not in the habit of stopping to eat lunch everyday at noon. I've been known to nibble on cake scraps or snack on a bag of baby carrots when I get hungry but I certainly don't interrupt my cooking to stop and prepare lunch for myself. 🥕 Apparently, a bag of carrots doesn't qualify as "lunch" for my work from home husband. 🤷🏻♀️ I'm still working on trying to schedule in time to make and eat lunch with my favorite guy on the days that he works from home.
It's not always easy to come up with lunch ideas. I don't pack lunch boxes anymore so I don't keep those kinds of foods in the house. 🥪 Heating leftovers is always my first option for a quick lunch but if we're out of leftovers - I draw a blank. The struggle to come up with healthy lunch options is real. Hello, tuna. 🐟My dear, delicious, and always in my pantry, fishy friend. I'm kind of obsessed with these Tuna Melts because they're quick and easy and most importantly - hubby approved.
5 ounce can solid white tuna in water
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon chopped onion
2 Tablespoons bread and butter pickles, chopped
1 stalk celery, minced
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 slices white sandwich bread
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 slices deli sharp cheddar cheese
2 slices American cheese
Cut in half and serve.
I want to hear from my work from home readers. What are you eating for lunch? I want to hear from parents of virtual learners? What are you feeding your kids for lunch? Help a girl out. I need more lunch ideas.
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