I’m back home, thank goodness! I already returned on Friday, actually, but I needed a few days to recover and catch up on work stuff.
As I mentioned in my last post, I spent the last week away from home, at some kind of training course, organised by my company. We got free breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, but apparenty their focus is more on quantity instead of quality. The cafeteria has very limited funds, and I think it shows. I assumed that there would be very few meat-free options, and sadly I was right. I survived, but I’m really thrilled to be able to prepare my own meals again.
The breakfasts were pretty standard, just sandwiches with various toppings, but I’ll show you some lunches and dinners that I had there.
Monday: Potato casserole for lunch, French fries for dinner, both with a side salad.
Tuesday: Baked potato with roasted vegetables for lunch, pasta salad for dinner.
That’s not a dessert on the left picture, it’s Wednesday’s sweet lunch, which is rather common in the Alpine region. This dish was similar to a sweet lasagna with plums and vanilla sauce. A little weird, but not that bad. Dinner that night was fried potatoes, that I didn’t take a photo of.
Thursday’s lunch was a plate of gnocchi, that were a bit dry but ok. I also tried the pumpkin soup, which was horrible. Way too salty, very thin, and it didn’t taste like pumpkin at all.
Did you notice something? Almost all of those meals contained potatoes! They seriously served us potato-based dishes for lunch and dinner every single day! I do like potatoes in general, but that was just too much.
So when I came home on Friday, I instantly made myself a bowl of brown rice, sweet potatoes, and broccoli. Much better!
But I do have to give them credit for their salad bar! It was always well stocked with fresh greens and a decent selection of cooked or raw vegetables.
What was the worst food you’ve ever had while eating out?