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.
I had big plans for the first weeks of school. My kids like salads and there was going to be chicken salad with vegetables from the market, and a few last peaches. Alas, work and school prep got in the way, so this post is as much confessional as anything else -- when my schedule gets off track, this is what my kids' lunches look like: a hodgepodge.
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We'd had fish tacos and corn salad earlier in the week, so I packed up some of the corn and golden tomato salad and topped it with sliced avocado leftover from the tacos. I always keep Triscuits in the pantry and we had half a chocolate bar on the counter. I figured they could either eat the crackers with the salad (mini avocado toasts!) or have a salted chocolate sandwich for dessert -- hey kids, it's a DIY lunch! It's all about presentation, right?
What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches.
Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.