My husband recently began a new job as a worship pastor in a church that's about 45 minutes from our house. It will be a while before we can move closer to the church, so in the meantime, he's commuting. It's easy for me to send lunch with him from our leftovers, so that is not my question. Once per week, I also have to be up at the church for rehearsal. In fact, the children and I will be leaving in about 30 minutes to head that way. I need some ideas for meals that will travel well so that we can avoid eating out. Although we can afford to eat out each week, I'd rather not because I notice that none of us feel as well as when we're eating home-cooked, nourishing foods. Plus, I gain weight when I eat out...and that's never a good thing.
I know soup travels well in a Thermos, but since it's summer, I am not in the mood for hot soups as much. Tonight, I have made a beef and bean burrito mix. I've grated some raw cheddar, packed some sprouted tortillas, and the meat mixture, and that will be our supper. The church kitchen has paper plates we can use, so thankfully I don't have to pack those too. But I can't really think of much else that is easy for me to prepare at home AND travels well. Like, I can't imagine that a casserole would be very simple because I'd either have to cook it at home and figure out a way to keep it hot on the way, or I'd have to cook it there and then mess with transporting leftovers home. Does that make sense?
Ideas are appreciated, as this is going to be our life until we are able to move...probably for about six months or so. Thanks a bunch!