Recently I've been packing food from home to work more often. Two reasons for that; one is that I am getting way too broke to spend on eating out so often, and secondly I find somehow homemade foodstuff is more filling and of course more nutritious too. I don't get hungry as fast compared when I eat out. Even a double portion of wan tan mee somehow doesn't seem to last me four hours.
Anyway, since I have a little more time to make breakfast, lunch and tea for work in the morning now that Hayden has started kindy early in the morning, I can even pack my food nicely. Presentation makes a difference y'know.
How to make a decent ham sandwich
I realised that not everyone knows how to make a sandwich. I shall try to explain how to make one as easy as possible although I apologize for not having enough photos. I forgot to take as I made it. Another time maybe.
Ham sandwiches are the easiest since all you need to do is just to stack everything and you have a sandwich already. Here are the basic ingredients for the ham sandwich I made.
1 slice of ham (I used honey baked ham)
A slice of cheese
2 slices of bread
1. Use a bread knife to slice off the sides (for those who don't like the crust). Try to use overnight bread instead of fresh loaves as fresh bread is too soft and you might end up with flat bread spotted with fingerprints.
2. Spread butter on one side of both slices.
3. Place ham, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese in that order. I find that by placing vegetables between the ham and cheese instead of letting them be placed next to the bread makes the bread less soggy by the time you eat it. No one likes soggy sandwiches.
4. End with the other slice of bread and voila! You have a nice sandwich!
I wrap them in clingwrap to take to work as I feel it keeps the sandwiches fresh and not soggy. Just make sure you don't accidently squash them when you put it in your bag!
Other than sandwiches, I also take leftovers to work. It isn't really hard. I just steam leftover rice, and heat some stew over the stove and I'm done! I rather use the stove than the microwave especially when heating up food taken out straight from the fridge. Besides, it's healthier.
I also have a thing for cute lunchboxes although I still haven't found the perfect sized one yet. Everything is just too dainty for my big tummy. But since I also made sandwiches, this is fine as well.