Dessert is Worth the Wait, Today

January 31, 2013

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. 

You may have noticed that my fall-back ingredients are smoked ham and multigrain bread. They're good tasting, healthy, and while not exactly blank slates, you can mix them with countless ingredients. Here I wanted a little crunch and tang so I spooned some pickled beets and horseradish (from a jar) on the other half of the sandwich. For dessert, I cheated. Our test kitchen made Meyer lemon cheesecake and amazingly there were leftovers, so I snagged a couple slices. Keep an eye out for the recipe -- coming to a website near you soon!

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Looking more inspiration? Click here to see some of the twins' past lunches.



Quinoa Burgers

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Whole Wheat Bread


Yunah February 5, 2013
your twins of preschool age lapped up pickled beets & horseradish??
Susige February 3, 2013
I'm 52 years old and pickled beets and horseradish (even though I like horseradish to some degree, mainly in cocktail sauce!) on bread with ham just does not sound like something I would eat or even order.... your kids must have quite the palates! And I do not consider myself a picky eater! ;0
Kitchen B. January 31, 2013
Meyer lemon cheesecake, where are you????? Come soon, to a website near me! I'm thrilled though for food52 cause my kids too are shedding some pickiness thanks to some fab recipes onsite!
ChefJune January 31, 2013
I agree! Please hurry with the Meyer Lemon Cheesecake! Their season is so short.