Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Food for a Farmer 4/25 and 5/1

Every week during planting and picking I make sack lunches for the guys at the farm.  Like I said, they prefer basic food, so you won't find any gourmet ideas here.  But if you're trying to feed a bunch of hungry men, maybe you'll find this interesting.  (Really, I just want to keep track of what I've made for the future to avoid repeating too often).  I follow the basic pack-a-lunch formula that I'm sure you all remember from childhood: sandwich, chips, fruit or veg, and something I baked.  They grab whatever drink they want from the farm fridge.  I try to make the lunches big, because the men often only eat one meal per day.  Ideally, they can stretch these into two meals.

So.  Week of 4/29:
Italian Deli Subs
Carrot Sticks and Ranch Dipping Cups
Brian's Buffalo Cookies
Baby Ruth bars

Week of 5/1:
BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Green Apples
Mini Snickers
(No baking this week because all the kids were sick).

If you have great, portable ideas for things that can be eaten cold, without utensils, while driving a tractor (I'm not kidding, those are the requirements), I would love to hear!


  1. You could make sandwiches in roll up form. Over here we like just about anything rolled up in a tortilla. My favorites are cream cheese spread with herbs, lunchmeat and spinach. My daughter likes chicken salad and lettuce. If you wrap it in wax paper or foil they can leave the bottom half wrapped to catch any drips or spills.
    I bet mini pizza calzones or ham and cheese empanadas would fit in a hand easy.

  2. Shannon@ChickensinMyKitchenMay 12, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Great ideas! Thank you! They do really love when I make hand pies, but I haven't ever done empanadas....