This is my first give away on my blog! I wanted to do something for my blog audience and also in my opinion fresh local food is what is really best for us and our kids so I think Paula created a cookbook that encourages lunch packing from home and it is for kids so they are simple and easy to follow and it encourages kids to be involved in the lunch making process! Paula goes into detail about measuring, baking for a bake sale, and even packing for a family picnic…. its a wealth of information in a very child friendly format.
I don’t know about you but sometime in January or February I get tired of packing my lunch. I get the lunch time blues for lack of a better word! However that being said I am not one to buy lunch out and actually working for the school system we don’t leave for lunch most days and even though we have a school cafeteria most of the lunches are quite processed something that my husband and I are not interested in for us or our son. I often pack leftovers, I like a nice tuna sandwich with cherry tomatoes, and a cheese wedge or yogurt. My son though is in high school now and he needs something portable and delicious that will keep his interest. I pack his lunch for him sometimes but he likes to cook and he often prepares his own lunch as seen below. He loves to make wraps, first he takes a tortilla, puts a little cream cheese and lettuce in it, then a little shredded cheese, 2 pieces of lunch meat, salt and peppers it, and rolls it up. He will also eat this with tuna, chicken, and or egg salad! It’s very economical and he usually takes water, fruit, and a granola bar too. Here is a picture of my son making his lunch.
I hope Paula’s cookbook will inspire you to think outside of the “lunch” box when you are planning your lunches! Winners will be chosen by randomly with the help of random.org. All you need to do to be entered in the drawing is just do two things just comment to me why you think Paula Deen’s Cook Book For the Lunch-Box Set would be beneficial in your Cook Book library and or go to my Facebook page and Like Lil’ Suburban Homestead and comment to me here when you do that as well. Each one will give you one entry into the giveaway! Because we have a storm heading our way in the Coastal Carolinas I will close this giveaway next Thursday, September 1st at 8:00pm. Good Luck!