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A Little Lunchtime Rivalry

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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.

A couple of weeks ago, my kids started talking up the excellent lunches brought by one of their fellow musical theatre campers -- let's call her "Josie." This caught my attention but I played it cool. Then, more recently, Walker added, "She gets sushi every day! It's so great, I wish we could have sushi." Yes, your frittatas and poached salmon are so bo-ring, I thought! 

Not one to be shown up by musical theatre Josie, I tried to up my game for the last week of camp. I bought beautiful squid at the Greenmarket and made a salad with roasted spring onions, baby red potatoes, and whole parsley leaves (a variation on this one, dressed with lime juice, Piment d'Espelette, and olive oil). A lone salad would not do; with the squid, I served Merrill's tomato salad with corn, summer squash, and roasted onions. For dessert, I packed their leftover birthday cake, my mom's Chocolate Dump-It Cake -- a family favorite. So far, I haven't heard about any layer cakes from Josie's camp...

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

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Tags: Salad, Corn, Squid, Tomato, Lunch, Bake, Amanda & Merrill, Not Sad Desk Lunch, Kids, Amanda's Kids' Lunch