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A Sweet, Salty, Creamy Sandwich

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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.

Salmon sandwich from Food52

Today I made a simple variation on a salmon and cream cheese sandwich. I began with a loaf of coarse whole wheat and rye bread from Orwashers, spread the slices with cream cheese, draped the salmon on half the bread, and topped the remaining slices with roasted beets -- what kids don't like a little sweet, salty, creamy sandwich? They'll barely notice the uber rustic bread. For dessert, child-size pears and these Vanilla Rooibos Tea Cookies, leftover from a dinner party.  

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

Tags: lunch, amanda, sandwich, salmon, brown bag lunch

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6 months ago Veronica Erwin

My son would start crying if i sent that sandwich in his lunch. I would try it at home first to get him used to eating that way. Looks great to me though.

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over 1 year ago jane.colton3

I'm missing this column! Please come back!

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over 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

It's coming back, promise! I just handed in a stockpile of 7 posts (was very behind on my deadlines... )

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over 1 year ago mommychef

are you still feeding your kids lunch? I love this column and miss the weekly inspiration...help we are falling into a mac and cheese rut of epic proportions!

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over 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Yes, still feeding them lunch! Thanks for asking -- I'm just catching up and hope to be back on the schedule this week. I actually photographed a few at the end of last year, but ran out of time to get them posted!

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over 1 year ago mommychef

thanks for the reply! so looking forward to it!
thanks for the reply & really looking forward to your return!

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almost 2 years ago Shalini

Mmm. Plus I like the idea of those vanilla roiboos tea cookies!

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almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I love these cookies, too!

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almost 2 years ago Vivian T

Such a beautiful simple sandwich.

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almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thank you!

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almost 2 years ago Veronica Fung

You had a dinner party!! Have really missed the Friday night dinner party column! Delicious looking lunch.

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almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks for noticing -- wow! Yes, we've had a couple of dinner parties and I'm sorry I haven't written about them. Will do so next time -- glad to know you liked that column!