If PB&J is beginning to bore you, this book is filled with ideas and tips for expanding your brown bag horizons. I loved that none of the lunches need to be microwaved at work and that there was a lot of variety. It also made me nostalgic for the wide mouth thermos I used as a kid to take soup to school for lunch. I may need to get myself another one.
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 J. M. Hirsch, who lives in New Hampshire and writes the blog Lunch Box Blues, will be at Gibson's at 7pm for cooking demo and a chat about lunch.
"Nobody wants a lunch cookbook. Especially not a lunch box cookbook. Because in the morning rush, not even the most obsessive compulsive among us is going to break out a recipe to bang out a brown bag special. Busy people need ideas. And lots of them. If they're healthy, fun, easy, and fall on the hipper end of the foodie spectrum, even better. And if they're fun enught for the kids, but delicious enough for adults? Bonus! That's what Beating the Lunch Box Blues is--an idea book to inspire anyone daunted byt he daily ordeal of packing lunch, whether for yourself or your kids." -- from the Introduction (p. x)