Amanda's Kids' Lunch Articles

Antipasti Time

By • December 27, 2012 • 1 Comment

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The twins' lunches today echo a sentiment after our hearts: why should cookie consumption end with the holidays? Christmas has come and gone, but cookies remain a lunch go-to -- just the way it should be. Here's Amanda with the details: 

"Antipasti time! Porchetta, Serrano ham, olives, a few beans for fun, Italian crackers, and two kinds of cookies." 

Happy lunching! 


 

 

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Lunch Gets the Balthazar Treatment

By • December 13, 2012 • 3 Comments

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Today's glimpse into the twins' lunch is making us jealous, yet again. Here's Amanda:

Sandwiches made from the best sandwich bread ever created, Balthazar brioche bread, homemade aioli (made the night before for some roasted fish and potatoes), sweet lettuce leaves, and smoked ham. And by the way, yes, my kids complain about their lunches just like every other kid in the world does.

But when a lunch like this is topped off with a chocolate cookie (also from Balthazar), who could find room to complain?

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A Lunch That Could Double as Dinner

By • December 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

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Amanda fixes a perfectly balanced lunch this week -- one that we might actually be eyeing as a midweek dinner. Twins, if you'd like Frittata Round Two, consider yourselves invited. We'll let Amanda describe the details: 

"Leftover frittata threaded with turnip greens, tiny diced potatoes, and onion. Greek yogurt with apple raspberry sauce and concord grape coulis."

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At Noon, It's Time for Tapas

By • November 15, 2012 • 3 Comments

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It's a lunchbox cocktail party for Walker and Addie this week, with crudités, cheese, and olives all ready for the snacking. Here's Amanda with the specifics:

I believe in the occasional snacky lunch. For this one I packed soppressata, Castelvetrano olives, Red Leicester cheese, ricotta salata, and purple carrots. To go with, whole wheat bread, a British cheese cracker, and roasted pumpkin seeds.

(No Grüner Veltliner for this set, but we wouldn't pass on a glass to accompany this meal!)

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • November 8, 2012 • 0 Comments

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Here's a lunch we'd happily turn to any day of the week: roasted chicken salad with celery, Dijon, mayo, and tarragon (says Amanda, "chicken and tarragon are besties").

The tiny spoons are just right for 6-year-old hands piling salad on the slices of whole grain bread, and chocolate spice cookies make for a perfect dessert.

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • October 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

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Here's Amanda with the latest from Brooklyn's most well-fed first graders -- those tomatoes totally do look like fish scales:

Bacon, lettuce, and semi-green tomatoes, sliced super thin so they lay on the bread like scales on a fish. (I made one big sandwich and split it in two for the kids.) Our nanny made apple pie with Walker and Addie; thought they should take their creation to school.

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • October 18, 2012 • 0 Comments

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Today's peek into Amanda's kids' lunch shows a decidedly sophisticated deconstructed salad of roasted chicken, arugula, and baby radishes with mustardy mayonnaise on the side. Cheese crackers provide similarly fancified crunch, and apples from the Hesser-Friend family CSA share are a perfect ending to a fall meal.

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