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A Leftovers Lunch

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Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

This is more a remix than an entirely new lunch idea. We had lots of leftovers, so I put together a few things our kids hadn't had in a day or two so that lunch would at least feel new. Chicken cutlets were the anchor. I added kale salad (perhaps the only salad that's just as good the third day as it is the first), and roasted cauliflower (a frequent fridge staple for us). I had also made a raspberry-rhubarb pie, so I cut mini slices, fit for their short lunch period. You know what's best about the leftovers lunch? It takes 5 minutes to assemble!

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

Tags: lunch, kids, brown bag, leftovers, chicken, salad, pie

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about 1 year ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

What's in my lunch today? Leftover This Salad http://www.wellandgoodnyc... with a few chunks of French sheep's milk feta (including a bit of the brine!) and a small Persian cucumber, chopped, stirred into it + cantaloupe chunks with a handful of still-warm-from-the-bush, blueberries, just picked from our bushes out front. Life is so good. ;o)


about 1 year ago Salvegging

So delicious. What recipe did you use for the pie? xx


about 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

This rhubarb pie (but I didn't have enough rhubarb so I tossed in some raspberries and a plum!) https://food52.com/recipes...


about 1 year ago stephanieRD

I do this all the time! Throw a little of this, and a little of that together. Lately, I've been inspired by the grain salads I've seen here. Made a pearl cous cous greek salad with leftover chicken,cucumber, tomato, onion, and leftover tzaziki sauce!


about 1 year ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I wish I had that for lunch today! :)


about 1 year ago Allyn

This has been our lunch this week (http://girlnamedallyn.wordpress...) but I do need to start thinking outside the salad box a little. Chicken cutlets and roasted vegetables sound pretty delicious. I just try to avoid anything that needs to be reheated, but I bet these would be delicious cold as well.


about 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Yes, by lunchtime, they're not cold -- closer to room temp.