Ah, September.... The air is crisper, cleaner. The morning
sunlight glistens. The streets are a little more crowded with newly
fashioned, back pack laden children waiting for the bus or shuffling off
When September comes I feel like
being organized. After the clutter of summer, everything needs to
return to it's rightful place. Part of my personal restructuring
translates to being organized enough to pack a lunch for work.
these thoughts make me reminisce about the lunches I would take to
school. Cheese and ham sandwiches on white bread with mustard, yuk!
That would not make it into my lunch time hall of fame. Food that goes
soft, stale and just generally funky should be banned from brown bags.
rise in popularity of bento box lunch time culture has upped the bar
for what makes the cut. Unless you have a personal chef going, that
route is far too time consuming.
But, there are
certain foods, like flat bread pizza's and coleslaw that are healthy,
hearty and sure to stand the test of time in a paper sack.
favorite was one my sister in law, Kate, packed this summer. We hiked
Moscow Mountain in the Idaho pan handle. The summit afforded us a
breath taking view of the Palouse.
The sacks included fresh made
spring rolls and locally made CowGirl Chocolates. Just like Kate, the
meal was unpretentious, yet elegant.
What ingredients make up your favorite brown bag lunch?
Here are some of ours:
In November we will be open every Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Open every day from Small Business Saturday
November 30th until Monday December 23rd.
10-7 Monday thru Friday
9-5 on Saturday
12-5 on Sunday