Northern Voice 2008 – Free lunch!

Make your own wrapLast year Megan and Sharon went out in the rain to get us McDonald’s. I don’t remember what I did for lunch at Northern Voice in the years before that – I may have skipped lunch. This year, for the first time ever, lunch was provided!

And not just today, but yesterday at MooseCamp too. I think providing lunch was a really good idea. Food makes people happy. And the fact that no one has to leave means the conversations can continue. It’s hard to remember what Northern Voice was like in previous years without lunch, because this is what it should be like!

Here’s what was on the menu:

Friday: The DIY Sandwich Bar (Salads, assorted rolls, veggie fixins, deli meats, three cheeses, Nanaimo bars, brownies & dessert squares.)

Saturday: Mexican Buffet (bean dip with tortilla chips, corn & black bean salad, flour tortillas, chicken, veggies, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, sour cream, salsa and guacamole, chocolate brownies.)

My wrap was soooo messy, but it was also really yummy.

Good call on the food, Northern Voice organizers.

Soup at Hand

Post ImageI took my sister grocery shopping tonight, and while we were there I came across Campbell’s Soup at Hand soups. I said something like “I want to try those” and Kim was nice enough to buy me two, so I tried one tonight.

I picked out Garden Tomato and Chicken with Mini-Pasta (cuz it was the closest I could see to Chicken Noodle). Tonight I decided to try the Garden Tomato, and I have to say, I am impressed! They are very simple to prepare – all you have to do is take off the plastic cap (called a SlipLip), remove the metal lid, and stick it in the microwave for just over a minute. When it’s done, you put the SlipLip back on and drink like it was a glass of milk. Two things immediately surprised me – that the can wasn’t too hot to touch coming out of the microwave, and that the soup didn’t splash or bubble and make a mess.

While not exceptionally filling, they’re perfect for someone like me who regularly skips lunch anyway. If you’re looking for a healthy, easy to prepare lunch, Soup at Hand is great!

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