So every morning my co-cook and I get up at 4 am to prepare breakfast and around 5:20 am, put out a lunch table for the planters to pack a lunch for the block (that's where they go to work...be prepared for alot of planter lingo!). From camp to camp, well at least in the company I work for, there's a list of standard fare that is usually on the lunch table. These include egg salad, tuna salad, boiled eggs, a meat tray, a cheese tray, hummus, carrot and celery sticks, orange sections, a treat (think mint brownies or rice krispie squares or chocolate chip squares...the list is endless) , GORP (good ol' raisins and peanuts but these days GORP can include anything from dried fruit and nuts, to chocolate, to candy and even some bits n' bites type goodies), spreads such as pesto or a flavoured cream cheese, pickles, onions, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, a fruit box of apples, oranges, and bananas, peanut butter, jam, something we like to call power spread (a mix of pb, coconut, chocolate chips, and honey), a selection of breads, wraps, pita, buns, and of course the requisite condiments. But, liking more variety, our lunch table also includes veggie pate, usually a baked tofu like sesame tofu, olives, beets, hot peppers, shredded carrot, sometimes artichokes, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, sauerkraut, horseradish, bean salad, pineapple tidbits, chipotle mayo, cinnamon butter, sometimes nutella, sometimes spinach and/or avocado, a selection of hot sauces, and always grapefruit sections. And sometimes when there are leftovers, they also make an appearance on the lunch table. We even have a planter at present who puts whatever leftovers are on the table into a pita. Like a lasagna pita! It's rather amusing. While all of this may sound amazing, it's easy for planters to get tired of sandwiches. I know I would if I had to eat them every day for three months. But then again, you always have those that day after day eat nothing but pb and j sammies. In case, you have no concept of planting, you physically have to bend over thousands of time a day at 10-11 cents a pop. Think about doing that after eating a sandwich of meat and cheese that has been sitting in the sun for hours. Not so appetizing!
|the lunch table pre-7am|
|post-7 am: the mayhem...me looking on in horror|