Today’s lunch photo is dull. But it’s the best I could do.
When I packed it Tuesday evening, I was kind of rushed. Dealing with breaking news all day. Dealing with packing and prepping for my trip all night. Not a lot of time left for lunch duty.
And you know how I always say I never spend more than 5 minutes packing lunch? Not true today. This lunch took me over an hour to pack. I didn’t seem able to do it without interruption.
I’d start it, then get yanked back to my computer to deal with the news (Charlie Trotter died Tuesday and I had to write the obituary). I’d start again, then a certain 9-year-old needed something. I’d start again, but back to the news. Again, but this time he needed dinner.
Anyway, after various fits and starts, I tossed together “sushi” bites made from turkey, fresh basil and cream cheese wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla. For sides… I dumped a whole package of blackberries into a lunch container.
Then I noticed the chocolate-chestnut goo leftover from Monday’s photo shoot. It was supposed to be chocolate chestnut truffles, but the recipe didn’t work. They never firmed up. So it’s kind of Nutella consistency. Not a truffle, but still delicious.
So since Parker always gets sad and annoyed when I’m away, I decided to give him a treat. I smeared some of that over half a whole-wheat tortilla and rolled it up. Done…
Now, about today’s giveaway.
A couple months ago I was approached by the owner of a lunch gear company called Yumbox. It’s a cool integrated lunch container system that is impressively rugged. It’s too small for my guy (he eats like a horse…), but a great size for younger kids.
The company asked if I’d design a lunch fitted to their gear, which I was happy to do. You can see it here. Afterward, they asked if I’d be interested in doing a giveaway of one of their lunch kits. Happy to do that, too.
And because I believe in full disclosure, I want to be very clear. I’m not being compensated in any way by this (or any) company. They asked me to design a lunch for their gear, so I did. They offered a giveaway to my readers, and I said sure. That’s it.
I know it’s just lunch, but it’s still really important to me that you know I don’t get paid to say nice things about anyone.
So we have two sets of the lunch gear up for today’s giveaway. One from me (the set the company loaned me for designing the lunch) and one directly from the company.
As always, to enter leave a comment on this post by midnight tonight. I’ll pick a winner in the morning (by random number generator). Good luck!