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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

Lunchtime lately has been from the students’ cooking at the Carrick Cafe.  You’ll see a couple of orders in takeout boxes and containers below. I thought this week’s challenge a fun one to create.

WordPress is hoping for some “offbeat interpretations, mouthwatering photos”.  The photos are supposed to be taken with a phone.  I got that about half right. Once I started searching I had to just stop as there were too too many images of meals consumed at lunchtime!

I think of lunchtime as a short time, dictated by bells.  Here is a lunchtime medley from the archives.  Some shots I probably would not have blogged before.

And from the online etymology dictionary 

lunch (n.) “mid-day repast,” 1786, shortened form of luncheon (q.v.). The verb meaning “to take to lunch” (said to be from the noun) also is attested from 1786:

But as late as 1817 the only definition of lunch in Webster’s is “a large piece of food.” OED says in 1820s the word “was regarded either as a vulgarism, or as a fashionable affectation.” Related: Lunched; lunching. Lunch money is attested from 1868; lunch-time (n.) is from 1821; lunch hour is from 1840. Slang phrase out to lunch “insane, stupid, clueless” first recorded 1955, on notion of being “not there.” Old English had nonmete “afternoon meal,” literally “noon-mea


At the Deli Counter



The Deli Counter at La Groceria Italiana (shot on Friday March the 15th with an iPhone)





Dog at lunch

Fish Tacos


Fish Tacos with a fresh lime




State Fair Food Booth

Ohio State Fair Food Booth


Peanut Butter and Jelly

Star Shaped Peanut Butter and Jelly onWhole Wheat   Columbus Ohio

Food Truck

Food Truck Festival Columbus

Salad Bread

Steak Salad at Silky’s in Sharpsburg PA


Another shot at the Food Truck Festival

Kosher Dill Pickle

Extra Pickles


Ahhh, Onion Rings


New York City Hot Dog Carts


Blackened Catfish, Rice and Beans and Cornbread Lunch from the Carrick Cafe


Maura has a lunchtime picnic at Grandma’s House

Museum of Modern Art Lunch

Lunch at the Museum of Modern Art  New York City


Hmmmmm What’s for lunch?  says Mar

Soup and Sandwich in Stamford , Connecticut

Soup and Sandwich

A Slice of Pizza

pizza slice


Thelma’s for lunch in Roanoke Virginia

Line at the Potato Patch

Lined up for Fries at the Potato Patch, Kennywood

Primanti's Sandwich

Lunchtime on Fellow Bloggers Blogs

I think Francine in Retirement  had a wonderful offbeat interpretation of the zoo animals enjoying their various lunches!  (click here)

and Angeline M shows the pans behind a local taqueria in her post    

See some greens on Chronicles of Illusions

and after Kayaking around Manhattan check out Wind Against Current

Figments of a Dutchess  or check out Falafel in Switzerland

Patricia pretty salad lunches while playing WWF

and a few more

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30 responses

  1. Enjoyed your variety of lunchtime scenes, The menu was an excellent choice, the food has made me hungry and I can’t wait for Kennywood to open this summer for their famous Potato Patch fries. Thank you for the mention of my blog as well.



    March 15, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    • :-). Loved your lunch at the zoo


      March 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  2. I love this new food truck craze everywhere.


    March 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    • I wouldn’t want to work in one, though!


      March 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm

  3. I love that star shaped peanut butter and jelly


    March 16, 2013 at 12:07 am

  4. Love the star-sammie!


    March 16, 2013 at 12:20 am

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  6. such a cheery lot of colourful lunches … mouth watering!


    March 16, 2013 at 12:38 am

  7. Great post, Ruth. Love that Maura’s picnic included a basket. Of course it did!


    March 16, 2013 at 12:43 am

  8. hi Ruth:
    1 – amused by Ohio State Fair Food Booth!
    2 – my wife’s wish a life long: such a puppet house Maura’s grandma has …


    March 16, 2013 at 2:04 am

    • I salvaged the doll house from someone’s garbage in a Shadyside Alley. Someone was throwing it away. Years before I even had a grandchild. I felt sorry for the discarded little house.


      March 16, 2013 at 7:45 am

      • good, Ruth, to rescue this doll house, compliment – so it still can share his beauty with little girls.


        March 16, 2013 at 8:23 am



    March 16, 2013 at 5:46 am

  10. Kristin

    Your beautiful photos made me so hungry! We’re having a food truck festival here soon! Can’t wait to go try some of the food!


    March 16, 2013 at 7:02 am

  11. Gail Radley

    I wish I could have lunch with you


    March 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

  12. Sue Reinfeld

    All of those lunches look delicious, but you didn’t have a picture of my lunch – a slim fast bar.


    March 16, 2013 at 8:18 am

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  14. As great as those other options were, I’m stuck thinking of all the amazing sandwich combos I could come up with visiting that first deli!


    March 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

  15. OK, that’s it! *heads off to the kitchen*

    Great photos, Ruth. And is that great dog yours?


    March 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

    • Don’t know the dog or the diner. Anonymous shot at the food truck festival Ian Columbus Ohio. A handsome beast!


      March 16, 2013 at 11:33 am

  16. Love the picture of Maura and her picnic and the dollhouse! Divine!


    March 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  17. Looks like you’ve been lunching your way up and down the East Coast! Nice post. Thanks for sharing.


    March 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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  19. I must be out to lunch.. why would I come blog reading after not having a proper supper:D Now I’m on the look out for a food truck. I recall being corrected about using the word lunch instead of dinner, or was it supper instead of dinner?


    March 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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  21. kz

    a delightful post! really made me hungry ^^


    March 18, 2013 at 1:35 am

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  24. Food that’s cut into fun shapes is a delight to eat – especially on a carpet picnic! Though I think I like the composition of the onion ring picture the best.


    March 22, 2013 at 11:20 am

  25. Wonderful selection of photo representing lunchtime. The PB & J in a star shape is very creative. Very nice …



    March 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

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