All Posts from August, 2013

The last post of summer vacation! And the secret to great panini.

Which sounds crazy to me. I know a lot of kids already have headed back […]

It was revolting and yucky and smelly. And then a reader saved the day.

I am, of course, talking about Parker’s lunch box. As I explained earlier this summer, […]

A really ugly lunch (because 4 a.m. is no time to be thinking about lunch)

Or, for that matter, doing just about anything. Yet there I was at 4 a.m. […]

The best chicken is too much chicken

I’ve been lucky enough to do a bunch of media interviews about “Beating the Lunch […]

Kicking off the last week of summer with a grilled pizza

So Parker’s 9th birthday party sleepover this past weekend was a huge success. The cake […]

Let them eat cake… But first I have to make the damn thing

I’m sorry to say that today’s lunch plays only a supporting role to the main […]

Today’s lunch packed for you by… Chris Kimball

Also known as the “Can I just eat with my hands?” edition. But more on […]

Today’s lunch packed for you by… Rachael Ray

Here’s a woman who not only totally gets my lunch packing philosophy… She also totally […]

Today’s lunch packed for you by… Elizabeth Karmel

So yesterday in between bouts of badminton with Parker and struggling to get a wood-fired […]

Today’s lunch packed for you by… Dorie Greenspan!

Well, not exactly. But with back-to-school looming and everyone eager for fresh ideas on how […]