Yes, it is almost 4 p.m. and I am just now eating lunch.
I am trying to eat when I am hungry. I was busy through lunch and wasn’t hungry, so I didn’t warm up today’s frozen novelty, Lean Pockets Pretzel Bread Sandwich with turkey, bacon and (reduced fat) cheese, during my typical lunch time.
Then I got stuck in a mind-numbing webinar (I’m looking at you, Poynter Institute) and my stomach started growling but there was nothing I could do until I could get back to my office and well…now here I am eating lunch a few hours before dinner.
What is it with pretzels made into bread lately? I mean I love a good soft pretzel as much as the next mall rat wandering by the Auntie Anne’s, but this seems to be a sandwich trend lately. Any input into this topic would be greatly appreciated.
This sandwich, by the way, is pretty good. The pretzel bread, while not Auntie Anne quality, is soft and salty without making me want to swig a gallon of water. The filling is OK, more cheese than turkey or bacon and a little stingy on all ingredients, but otherwise satisfying. At 9 grams of fat and only 280 calories, this one is a keeper.
BTW: I liked dipping the sandwich into a little mustard because that is the condiment that was meant for pretzels. Can I get an amen on that?
My friend and co-worker Lindsey contributed the homemade brownie you see in this photo, because I needed some chocolate. Just cause I do. Stop asking. I just do.
The ginger ale is a preemptive strike against the nausea I will experience at 5 p.m. when, as part of my duties as office manager/columnist/page editor, I get to toss the contents of the newsroom fridge. This is when I start chanting my “I love my job” mantra while trying to go to my mental happy place.