Posts tagged ‘sandwiches’

April 12, 2012

Would You Let Your Child Pack Her Own Lunch?

Last night, I got too involved with Katniss and Peeta. It was past midnight and I was still trying to figure out if there was any way they would both make it out of the Quarter Quell alive. Yep, I’m talking about the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy. As a result, I didn’t get out of bed until 6 this morning. When I stumbled down the stairs, I found S packing her own lunch. A first, for sure.

Here’s what I found:

A gluten-free bagel with Trader Joe’s Cocoa Almond Spread (It’s basically Nutella, but made with almonds instead of hazelnuts.) and bananas. That’s almost healthy, right? Gluten-free and with fruit? LOL. To her credit, she also packed a pear, a granola bar and water. It’s certainly not the lunch I would have made for her, but she saved me the trouble of packing a lunch. For that, she got a big hug and the right to eat what she made. Had I known I didn’t have to make lunch, I would’ve kept sleeping.

Here’s the funny part: when I picked her up from school this afternoon, she told me the chocolate spread and bagel “tasted rotten.” After one bite, she decided to eat only the bananas. I was so floored I almost drove off the road. Now that Nutella sandwiches are off her radar, I clearly need to come up with some sort of arrangement with her so I can sleep in while she makes her own lunch. At least until I’m done with the Hunger Games trilogy.

Would you let your child eat whatever he/she packed for lunch?

April 5, 2012

Sweet Sandwich Ideas

I know it’s been a good long while since I’ve posted, so I wanted to start back up with something fun. I’m in New York City this week and came across some sweet sandwich ideas at the much ballyhooed Dylan’s Candy Bar. Check out this menu and let me know if you’d try any of these at home.

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November 1, 2011

Lunch in Portugal – Part 3

You know those Portugese bakeries/coffeehouses I was talking about? The ones with all the delectable sweet and savory pastries? Well, they’re also home to a huge variety of hot and cold sandwiches.

At one place we stopped at, which was a bit like a Portugese version of an organic, environmentally responsible Subway, sandwiches were served in one of three ways, at your choosing: cold sandwich, warm panini or a wrap.

S chose a cold wrap with smoked salmon, cream cheese and mixed greens. My husband, K, picked the prosciutto and Brie in a warm, toasty wrap, and C and I share a mozzarella and tomato sandwich on a crusty baguette. All were winners, but if I had to pick one it would have been the prosciutto and Brie. Let’s be honest: can you ever go wrong with Brie? I must have eaten at least 50 Brie and tomato sandwiches the semester I spent in England. I never grew tired of it.

A few days later, we had a delicious prosciutto sandwich, with some slices of boiled egg and a few greens tucked inside. We also had one with chorizo and slices of boiled egg. There was no spread on either, and, really, you didn’t miss it.

 


When I get back, I’ll re-create some of these sandwiches for S and C, with a few modifications. S loved the salmon and cream cheese, but wasn’t a fan of the arugula. And C found it easier to get his little mouth over a small wrap instead of a French baguette.

What are your favorite sandwich combinations?

 

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