I'm so unimaginative when it comes to food. (Except if guacamole is involved. I shall write that story later this week.)
Every day for lunch for the first three weeks at my new job, I packed... a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple, and a handful of baby carrots. I think I may have substituted applesauce ONE day for the apple, but only because I ran out of apples.
So I finally decided to switch it up this week. I made tuna salad with my cousin for supper Saturday night and sealed the leftovers in some plastic container which I'm pretty sure isn't Tupperware. I love tuna almost as much as I love peanut butter and jelly (almost, not quite equally), so I figured it would make a good week's worth of sandwiches.
Yeah, I'm still stuck in sandwich mode. But at least it's not peanut butter. I'm sure I must have eaten peanut butter for 60% of my lifetime lunches. If not more.
The only thing with tuna is that it's drippy. I opened the tuna on Monday evening, I think--my Saturday--and there was a milky puddle of tuna drip pooling in a corner of the container. I drained it and went on with my supper.
Of course, the puddle reappeared yesterday. And today. Despite drainage.
Fortunately, I live close enough to work that it's feasible just to come home and make lunch fresh rather than pack it all the time. Otherwise I'd be left with a soggy tuna sandwich around noon. I much prefer my fresh, bready sandwiches.
So, I've still had peanut butter most of the last few days (it's a great supper supplement, as my mom will attest), but now I've added tuna to my list of habitual lunch foods. Which is very short, but I hope to lengthen it here.
I know some people think it's boring to eat the same food day after day. I say, if you like it, you like it. And I get enough excitement out of my job. I don't have to have it in my food.