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Aaron
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Just got done packing food for midnight shift tonight. May be a double so I packed more than usual. I usually stick with peanut butter since it keeps well.

2 puddings, 4 peanut butter sandwiches, bag of chips, 2 fruit cups, and a pack of crackers.

That's my usual "field" work bucket. If I'm not going underground I usually grab something out.

This leads me to my next question is it lunch or dinner to you? I've also called lunch dinner and dinner is supper!
 

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When I worked at Pontiac Motors back in the 60s I took my lunch every day. I still lived at home and I would give my mom money for food and let her pack the lunch. ( pretty sweet deal for me). She packed lunch for my dad and I. Most days were bologna and cheese with chips and carrots. On Friday she would pack me fried egg sandwiches along with sausage links. If I had to work overtime on the weekends, ( which meant she got extra money) she would pack me her special fried pork chops. Ah brings back great memories. Sounds like you have it down to a science for what you want. Thanks for sharing. Roger
 

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I haven't packed a lunch in MANY years, but I'd have to add a little J to that PB.
 

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Sandwich (summer sausage, beef, ham, venison, turkey, shaved chicken, pepperoni, or whatever is in the fridge for leftovers) and a side of either broccoli, carrots, celery, or an apple. Three waters in the winter, a gallon jug once it warms up, and a Mountain Dew for the drive in. (sometimes one for the drive home)

And I absolutely detest stopping for lunch. It's just another half hour before I get home to the family. (and I might have an issue with not getting paid for that half hour that I'm there)
 

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Another guy and I argued over this several times. He is one of those that thinks everything has to come from the City. We have always called the noon meal dinner and the evening meal supper. When we were haying with several neighbors we would get a light lunch around 10 am and another around 3 pm. Mind you that was manual labor back then Small Square bales loaded by hand and stacked by hand. I still stick to those terms. I call those that have dinner in the evening City Slickers. :rolling: :poke: :dancingbanana: :thumbs:
 

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When I was a young and single and was an ironworker living in hotels from one job to anther, I usually had a jar of baby food such as apricots or tapioca for desert. They were cheap and good. There weren't all theses individual foods then. Brought a laugh from some fellow workers and some started getting some themselves.
 

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I won't go into the younger days where it was a can if Dinty Moore on a diesel compressor manifold to actually having a sit down at a cafe.

Now I'm real consistent. I make one sandwich, usually buy a 14-6" sub sandwich pre-made turkey-ham meat pack with 3 slices of each. That lasts over 2 weeks. One slice of hard cheese that may vary. This week was cheddar. Unfortunately my wife makes me use thin brown bread of some kind too. I like white. I eat half for morning break. That is also my breakfast. I have a sandwich bag of potato chips and eat half of that. Then usually a sandwich bag of carrots and snap peas, cherry tomatoes if we feel rich that week---LOL! Eat half of that. Eight of those little "chocolate vanilla" sandwich cookies for dessert which I eat four. Drink a diet coke.

Lunch, Repeat above. I don't eat again until I get home and have a few pieces of beef jerky while I'm reading the stuff here on the computer.

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Another guy and I argued over this several times. He is one of those that thinks everything has to come from the City. We have always called the noon meal dinner and the evening meal supper. When we were haying with several neighbors we would get a light lunch around 10 am and another around 3 pm. Mind you that was manual labor back then Small Square bales loaded by hand and stacked by hand. I still stick to those terms. I call those that have dinner in the evening City Slickers. :rolling: :poke: :dancingbanana: :thumbs:
I agree, in the country it is breakfast, dinner and supper in the city it is breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Used to spend a lot of time on my uncles farm and my aunt was 1st generation dutch. the meals at 10 and 3 were called coffee time.

Uncle Bob 5 meals a day and around 9:00 pm had cookies or cake and ice cream. that man never weighed over 150 lbs, he burnt a lot of calories doing manual labor on the farm.
 

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I eat breakfast, dinner and supper and if I am lucky a few snacks in-between!

I usually take a fried egg with bacon or sausage patty for morning break, and what ever was leftover from the night before supper.

We eat out often and usually no "left-overs" to take the next day, so I eat out of the vending machine.
 

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Well, I take BOXED frozen junk till tired of them, then sandwiches with deli meats or such, cheese on them till sick of sandwiches. Wife works at Subway, but can get tired of those after awhile. Then want hot dishes for awhile. SOMETIMES (wife can't know I'm writing this), there is decent meals made that I WANT to take more of them to work. Have even taken cereals and eaten light for the night. Plenty of cookies and Chocolate a must, Sometimes fruit cups and jellos, but they get less tasty in winter and fewer choices even in stores. LOVE real oven made Italian breads, like from Walmarts deli, made right there. Have to change around as weeks go, or you get real tire of what is being taken. ONe last thing, NEVER any PB in my box or anywhere else, not even with Jelly! Ewww!
 

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Start with fruit, usually 2or 3, then a few breakfast/snack bars through out the day. Cereal for break then a yogurt for second break around noon. We don't stop for lunch, a couple more snacks on the ride home, apple and something else. I call what the family eats at night time , supper!
 

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The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
Like nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocks.
Doesn't sound very tasty Mr. Cash! :rolling:

I usually eat at which ever establishment that I can fit the Peterbilt into. Sometimes I can't go where I really want to but I do get to eat on my schedule. If I'm hungry at 10am I can eat then, if I don't get hungry until 1pm I can eat then. Most times I try to eat during the 11 o'clock hour so I'm gone before their noon rush hits. That helps both me and with faster service and helps them with not having a big truck in the lot at their busy time.

I do carry a lunchbox every day. It has a log book, cordless shaver, and several kinds of pain killers from simple asprin clear up to prescriptoin strength in case I'm having a bad day pain-wise. There is a digital camera to doccument crazy stuff I see on the roadways. Also present are CD's in case the only stations I can get on the radio in a certain area are that :bs: called "modern country music" and maps in case I want to try a new route from point A to point B.

Oh yeah, there are also some snacks, but food is just a small portion of whats in my lunchbox.
 

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OH! On way OUT you mean? Well sometimes little Bolts and small parts fall into my lunch box sometimes when leaving the plant. BUT, you know now days with all the special hardware and bolts that won't fit much else and the stuff coming in already assembled in kits, not much to pick from anymore.
 

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We have always called the noon meal dinner and the evening meal supper. I still stick to those terms. I call those that have dinner in the evening City Slickers. :rolling: :poke: :dancingbanana: :thumbs:
Same here, but to not get members confused, instead of saying dinner when the subject comes up here, I switch to calling it "lunch".
 

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I don't pack it myself (lucky me my step mom packs it ????) but it's darn good. Here's the list:

Sandwich with meat lettuce cheese and mustard
Trail mix (banana chips Apple pineapple kiwi and other dried fruits. Nuts and chocolate chips)
Pudding cup
Some sort of drink.

No wonder I'm getting more traction on any tractor now...
 

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Pretty much every day, oatmeal and cheese stick w/coffee at my PC while reading emails. banana at morning break. Lunch is almost always cup of applesauce, peach cup, greek yogart, water and I've been eating salads a lot or if there was any leftovers from dinner night before. I have an 18 yr old son, leftovers can be far a few in between :wallbanging:
 
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