This blog features a different packed lunch every weekday. The photos show one of the actual lunches that I pack for my kids -- and often myself -- just before it disappears into the lunchbox. I post recipes on www.delish.com when they are available. Of course, your comments and questions are welcome!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 19
Chicken Salad Pita Pockets
chicken with curry, cilantro, celery and grapes, to be stuffed in mini pita pockets with red leaf lettuce
with whipped peanut butter dip
English Tea Cookies
The Disposable Version
Today, one of my daughters happens to be departing on a multi-day school field trip, and one of the requirements was to bring a lunch with completely disposable packaging. No insulated lunch box!?! Oh, the horror! Here is the same lunch as above, but packed for a landfill destiny.
It's just not quite as appealing, is it?
I enclosed the peanut butter dip inside pairs of celery sticks to reduce the need for packaging.
This is a semi-disposable container from a previous lunchmeat purchase, so I felt a little better about its eventual demise. To keep the chicken salad nice and cold, I wrapped a small bag of ice in a paper towel and placed it inside the container separated by waxed paper.