Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Sweet Lunch Giveaway! (Closed)


Yesterday I posted all about school lunches, and I hope I provided some good inspiration for those of you with school-age kids.  More importantly, I promised a giveaway, and I'm here to deliver.

Sure, you can pack a pretty amazing lunch with nothing but a paper sack and some sandwich bags.  But why not step it up a notch, and use a pretty fabulous bento box?  And why not use a pretty sweet cookbook full of lunch recipes and inspiration?

As I mentioned yesterday, this lunchbox from Pottery Barn Kids is one of my favorite purchases of the year.  It's cute, environmentally friendly, easy to clean, and makes packing a lunch so easy and low maintenance. So would you like to win one?

And while I'm at it, I'm also giving away a copy of Weelicious Lunches.  This cookbook is full of recipes and ideas for lunches that go beyond a pb&j.  I use it all the time for inspiration for Caroline's lunches, as well as for ideas for the boys as well.  I'm a big fan of the Weelicious food blog, and the cookbook is a wonderful extension of it.  I find myself flipping through it at least weekly for new ideas and combinations.

To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite lunch food was as a kid.  I was definitely a fan of the classic peanut butter and jelly!

The fine print:
This giveaway is sponsored by yours truly because I really love these items.  The winner can choose his or her favorite pattern for the lunchbox.  Open to US residents only.  Must leave a valid email address to win.  Giveaway is open until Friday, September 5th at midnight.  Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.  Good luck!


131 comments:

Josie said...

Definitely peanut butter and jelly.... which I still love! :-)

Josie said...

Definitely peanut butter and jelly.... which I still love! :-)

Josie said...

turkey sandwich!

Josie said...

Pastrami seasoned turkey with cheese!

Josie said...

I loved when my grandma made me a lunch of cheese, crackers and fruit.

Josie said...

Pb, jelly and banana sandwiches!

Josie said...

Nutella!

Josie said...

PB & J and a Little Debbie treat - Star Crunch or Peanut Butter Bar : )

Josie said...

Salami and mustard :)

Josie said...

Cheese sandwich - white bread, miracle whip & yellow American cheese!

Josie said...

Toast with salted butter

Josie said...

PB&j. Could eat every day. As a child and now it is a favorite.

Josie said...

As a kid I wasn't a big sandwich fan so my favorite lunch was soup.

Josie said...

Turkey sandwiches

Josie said...

What an awesome giveaway!! My very favorite lunch as a kid was a plain, untoasted bagel with cream cheese.

Josie said...

I went through a stage where all I wanted was jelly sandwiches-no pb. Crazy!

Josie said...

My favorite sandwich has always been peanut butter, banana and honey!

Josie said...

As a kid, PB&J!

Josie said...

Peanut butter and fluff for me!

Josie said...

Not a big sandwich fan, so cheese and crackers or mini pizzas.

Josie said...

My lunch was basically the same and I cringe every time I think about it. I had cheese crackers (the overly processed ones that come in a package), Doritos (I'm sure my breath was great!), and I really think that's all. There's no way I would let me children have that for lunch now!

Josie said...

I wasn't a huge fan of sandwiches as a kid. My favorite lunch when I was a kid was those Lunchables packs -- I always got the turkey and cheese ones!

Josie said...

I loved when I got older and my mom would pack salads and put dressing in a tiny container, this was pre-bento box era!

Josie said...

as a kid pb&j at school or toasted pimento cheese at home- YUM!

Josie said...

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese!

Josie said...

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in my lunch (but I honestly preferred the PB right out of the jar, which was how I ate my after-school snack!)

Josie said...

How's this- gefilte fish, and Little Debbie star crunch (or oatmeal pie). Oh to have Little Debbie's again!

Josie said...

When I was a kid, I loved soup in my thermos!

Josie said...

crackers and cheese!

Josie said...

Thanks for the new ideas. Am always looking to mix it up with healthy options they will eat. :) My kids also love a thermos with yogurt, frozen blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup. Keeps great til lunchtime.

Josie said...

My fave was those thingys called Lunchables. Do they still have them? They were like a tiny bento box type thing with crackers and cheese and turkey. Ahhh those were so much fun. Capri Sun drinks were the bomb too although my school banned them because none of us kiddos could open them without making a giant mess!

Josie said...

My favorite was either peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a ham sandwich. I also loved when my mom would add in a small treat. :)

Josie said...

My favorite was always leftovers. I am not a fan of cold lunch food except in summer so something warm in my thermos was always a winner and my mother is a great cook.

Josie said...

Leftover pizza! Hopefully if my toddler is asked this question years from now his answer will be different. Especially with all of your great tips!

Josie said...

Salami rolls for sure! I still pack those for my lunches as an adult too :)

Josie said...

My kiddos love turkey roll-ups. A soft tortilla w/ turkey, cheese, etc. and a schmear of whipped cream cheese as the 'glue' that holds the wrap rolled up! It's the ONLY non-sandwich lunch idea I have... so I have saved this list you sent! Maybe I'll get creative??!! Poor Callaway....! Thanks Josie! YOU ROCK!

Josie said...

pizza sandwiches made in the sandwich maker

Josie said...

I used to love peanut butter and honey sandwiches in my lunch. Way better than jelly!

Josie said...

Baked potato and French fries everyday from the cafeteria

Josie said...

I loved turkey on baguette. I ate it every.single.day :)

Josie said...

I always loved those square pizzas they served in the school cafeteria. I didn't like sandwiches growing up, only to discover later that it was because of the mayo. Now I'm a turkey and swiss girl, extra mustard!

Josie said...

I liked peanut butter and strawberry jam on white bread, I was so picky as a kid.

Josie said...

My dad was a bachelor, so he didn't do creative or fancy. PB&J all the way!

Josie said...

Peanut Butter with homemade black raspberry jelly!!!

Josie said...

Peanut butter and tang! Just the tang powder sprinkled in the peanut butter-not prepared tang.

Josie said...

I was a sucker for turkey, Swiss and pickles on white bread!

Josie said...

I never had cold lunch as a kid, so the school tacos were my favorite!

Josie said...

turkey sandwich with miracle whip

Josie said...

I bought school lunch a lot... which means I didn't eat much at lunch.

Josie said...

I was definitely a PB&J lover.

Josie said...

Turkey sandwiches were a staple!

Josie said...

I loved triscuits and cheddar cheese and applesauce!

Josie said...

I loved my canned Chef Boyardee's... thankfully, I haven't eaten those in several decades! :)

Josie said...

Bologna. I still love it as an adult.

Josie said...

I think I ate a turkey sandwich with pickles and honey mustard or Durkee sauce every day growing up. The best!

Josie said...

I think I ate a lot of those processed cheese and crackers packs--yuck! and turkey sandwiches. I remember being envious of one friend b/c his mom always packed a sandwich made with white bread, chips, a cookie and a can of soda. Can't imagine giving that to my kids these days.

Josie said...

Turkey sandwiches, pb&j, and pizza lunchables!

Josie said...

Hmmmm...favorite lunch food as a kid were those mini bags of chips! Such a treat! Of course, I'd be appalled by eating them every day now, but at the time, they were amazing!

Josie said...

Sandwiches... my favorite was pastrami! Snack-food wise, I loved to buy the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars :)

Josie said...

I hated sandwiches, but would bring rolled up lunch meat and cheese. I was ahead of my time with the Atkins diet apparently!

Josie said...

Pizza!

Josie said...

I loved a break in the routine....something other than my typical sandwich for lunch. However, I also loved jelly and cream cheese sandwiches - my dad used to make them for us

Josie said...

My favorite was the BLT sandwich! It was such a treat to get that.

Josie said...

Peanut butter and jelly all the way!

Josie said...

PB&J and yogurt for me.

Josie said...

Baked tortilla chips with cheese!!

Josie said...

Turkey sandwich! I could still eat one everyday. Thank you!

Josie said...

Grilled cheese! I still eat these for lunch 3-4 times a week.

Josie said...

Pizza!

Josie said...

peanut butter on saltine crackers

Josie said...

Turkey and swiss sandwich!

Josie said...

I hated sandwiches so my mom would just deconstruct them and I'd eat everything seperate! Also loved peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips, got those on RARE occasions!

Josie said...

Pick meeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) I'm so excited about this giveaway. I've been coveting these lunchboxes somethin' fierce.

For a long time, I was a friend of PB&J. Eventually I graduated to turkey & swiss, or turkey & cheese, but I was pretty loyal to turkey. Once my high school started serving soup in bread bowls though, I was a convert.

Josie said...

So fun! I have long coveted the PB kids lunchbox! My favorite lunch as a kid was what my mom and I called my 'special sandwich': lettuce, tomato, cheese and miracle whip on WW bread. I also loved that she would draw a heart in my PB on my sandwich. I have a good mama. ;)

Josie said...

I loved turkey and Swiss on wheat with spicy brown mustard. Still a favorite today for me and my 6 year old!

Josie said...

Such a fun giveaway - love these lunch boxes! When I was a kid I was weird about sandwiches so I used to take peanut butter on triscuit crackers to school for lunch!

Josie said...

Grilled cheese and tomato soup!

Josie said...

My school cafeteria had these really good turkey sandwiches!

Josie said...

Always Pb&j!

Josie said...

Turkey and cheese :)

Josie said...

Baloney and American cheese on white bread, with Ruffles potato chips right in the sandwich. Every single day. You couldn't pay me enough to eat that now!

Josie said...

Peanut butter and honey....yum!

Josie said...

I loved getting leftovers for lunch. My mom would make me a sandwich out of a breaded chicken or veal cutlet in a pita pocket with ketchup. :)

Josie said...

Peanut butter and jelly...of course!

Josie said...

I loved ham and cheese sandwiches!

Josie said...

Not my favorite but for some reason we always had tuna fish sandwiches for lunch. And had to get 3 servings out of a small can. Sorry to all my friends who sat next to me in the cafeteria.

Josie said...

Peanut butter-no jelly!

Josie said...

I loved the potato bar with cheese and broccoli.

Josie said...

PBJ!!!

Josie said...

What a great giveaway! I was just eyeing these lunch boxes in the catalog this week!
My fave as a kid was peanut butter sandwiches (no jelly!). My little one is currently longing quesadillas and blackberries

Josie said...

Cheese Sandwich with mayo on Roman Meal.

Josie said...

Peanut butter, jelly and potato chips on wheat bread...had to have it just about every single day.

Josie said...

Just like my little man, I loved peanut butter and jelly!

Josie said...

Celery with peanut butter. I also loved ham sandwiches with mustard.

Josie said...

Leftover subs from a local sub shop! Yummy!

Josie said...

Salami and cheddar cheese with mustard. I must've stunk up the cafeteria!

Josie said...

Peanut butter and jelly too!

Josie said...

PB&J! Yum!

Josie said...

as a kid I deeinitely enjoyed a pb&j and I alaways loved how my dad would remove the crust or use cookie cutters to give the sandwich a fun shape!

Josie said...

I don't like jelly, so my mom made me peanut butter and butter sandwiches. I loved them then but now it sounds so gross!

Josie said...

Mine was also PB&J! Took it everyday in my lunch for years….and still eat it often now for lunch, only on toast.

Josie said...

Probably PB&J or Turkey!

Josie said...

Turkey rolls up was my favorite as a kid.

Josie said...

Oh my gosh, I liked all sorts of random stuff, like leftover(cold) chicken tenders, bread & butter sandwich, swiss cake rolls for dessert! I usually brought my lunch, but I liked to buy lunch on shrimp popper days. Gross! :-P

Josie said...

I don't anything beats pb&j. I still crave it!

Josie said...

I lived on turkey sandwiches when I was little!

Josie said...

I loved the school's mac and cheese. Creamy and delicious.

Josie said...

I went through phases where I'd stick to the same sandwich over and over again until I was completely sick of it. One that I stuck with for an embarrassingly long time? White bread with baloney, American cheese and mayo...

Josie said...

We always had peanut butter and honey sandwiches!

Josie said...

PB & J, of course! And, sometimes with chips tucked into the sandwich. Yum!

Josie said...

I loved cream cheese and jelly sandwiches!

Josie said...

Cold left over pizza was always my favorite lunch as a kid!

Josie said...

I was a picky eater and preferred hot foods such as chicken nuggets and pizza.

Josie said...

I loved pb & j!

Josie said...

Cheese and mayonnaise sandwich! Ew...sounds gross now!

Josie said...

We loved to make and eat english muffin pizza's for lunch. As an adult it's still just as delicious!

Josie said...

Pepperoni and cheese- still a favorite!

Josie said...

Tuna fish sandwich made by my mom. She still makes the best tuna fish sandwiches!

Josie said...

From Aga … pb&j

Josie said...

Peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich

Josie said...

Turkey sandwich!

Josie said...

peanut butter and jelly!!

Josie said...

My favorite lunch was a tuna fish sandwich, and tomato soup in my thermos.

Josie said...

Peanut butter and marshmellow fluff!! So much sugar...I guess my parents thought - the school has to deal with her, not us!!! Haha!

Josie said...

We always wanted hot lunch (of course) but didn't get it often. I made my lunch as long as I can remember, being the youngest kid. I liked salami and cream cheese with pickles.

Josie said...

I always loved chicken tetrazzinni day! Thanks so much!

Josie said...

I used to love Lunchables when I was little but the idea is gross to me now!

Josie said...

As a child I really enjoyed PB & Jelly too but also my grandma's refried beans and sopa shells.

Josie said...

I always loved plain cheese and crackers with deli meats. :)

Josie said...

I know most people say its gross, but I loved a good bologna, cheese, mayo and mustard sandwich. oh and it had to have lettuce for crunch! not to mentioned, the mini rice krispy treat that i always included in my lunch bag. mmmmm!

Josie said...

Turkey sandwich!

 
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