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Party Leftovers Turn into Lunch

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As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty -- even if they're eaten while our eyes are on the screen. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.

Today, Assistant Editor Marian Bull makes a lunch out of leftovers.

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One thing your office kitchen and your home kitchen likely have in common: they'll be fully stocked with leftovers after a good party. And if you know what's up, you'll piece together a lunch from whatever is packed up in tupperware and cling wrap.

Last week, we hosted a Provisions preview party, and the leftover snacks became lunch the next day: ricotta, hummus, fancy crackers, and olives. It's essentially the summer version of a tricked-out turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving. And taking just one minute to prep lunch will make you feel better about breaking your food processor while attempting to make ten batches of hummus the day before.

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Tags: Lunch, Back to School, Entertaining, Not Sad Desk Lunch