Okay the camping trip was fun and I do have many stories to share about the time spent in the wilderness. But that post will take a long time to write and probably involve pictures, all of which I don’t have with me at the moment. So instead I’m going to rant about my lunch.
While I do have the option of going out to eat for lunch, I typically stay in and eat in the company cafeteria. This is because it’s usually pretty inexpensive and also doesn’t take a lot of time. I also like it because there are always decent vegetables to choose from, thus making it easier to stay on my “try to eat at least 3-4 servings of fruit/veggies every day” kick I’ve been on recently. So today I stepped over to the counter and selected the vegetarian lasagna option. From my vantage point, the little squares of stuffed pasta layers looked to be of a reasonable size, however as soon as the server dished up a slice and handed it to me, I realized that I had been looking at a slice that was cut in half earlier as a half-order*. An actual serving was twice that big and weighed in at approximately 30 pounds**.
For a second, I was torn. Do I just accept the massive plate-o-pasta/mass? Or do I tell her to put it back and ask for the half-order? In the end, I took pity on the plate*** and took it. In the end I only ate half and tossed the rest. Food wasteage, yes, but there was no way I could have eaten the whole thing. Plus even with just the half I’m pretty sure I’m already at 5 servings of veggies today – leaving open the option of the veggie-less**** dinner!
* On some entrees, we get the option to order half-sized portions (for those people who feel a life of forced obesity is not appealing) but the signs never say which ones you can and cannot split.
** All right, perhaps this is exaggerating a little bit. But it was at least 4 pounds and took up the majority of the available space on a regular-sized plate.
*** Which was sitting there in the servers outstretched hand creaking and groaning under its unnaturally large burden.
**** Read: using up the leftover s’mores ingredients from this weekend! Woo!