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Lunch for the First Day of School

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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. 

Amanda's Kids' Lunch from Food53

Today was the first day of school, which means our kids are back to more fully-formed lunches, and I'm back to assembling foods before I'm fully coherent. I hope you'll be patient with me as I get my bearings. One of the end-of-summer dishes I most like to make is peppers simmered in olive oil and garlic. I slice the peppers as thinly as my knife skills allow and after warming a smashed garlic clove in a thick layer of oil, I dump in the peppers and let them cook at a rapid simmer until they've loosened up and the oil is nearly orange. Then I use them for everything -- as a side to pork chops, in salad topped with an egg, and on sandwiches, like the one here. 

For lunch I made a smoked ham and peppers sandwich, with potato chips and a chocolate chip cookie on the side. All-American classic sides and a sandwich with a little twist. Now, off to second grade!

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

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Tags: Lunch, Back to School, Weeknight Cooking, Amanda & Merrill, Not Sad Desk Lunch, Kids, Everyday Cooking, Brown Bag Lunch