02/29/2012 08:59 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

6 Reasons To Look Forward To The Work Week

Thanks to the leap year, this February has been longer than usual, and summertime is looking awfully far away. So why not add a little sunshine to the middle of your workday by packing yourself a vibrant and fortifying lunch? Spend a little time in the kitchen, and you could have the breads and spreads to turn a week's worth of leftovers into mouth-watering sandwiches. Throw in a crisp salad and a home-spun sweet, and you've got this one in the bag. Brought to you by the spirited home cooks' community at Food52.

6 Reasons to Look Forward to the Workweek