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Tuesday, July 10, 2012


 {please visit Peg and Awl here}

My family and I have made a pact this year to eat in as much as possible. For us, a major factor in living “The Good Life” entails family dinner, seated around a table with a delicious and beautiful meal. Let’s be honest: another major factor is the ambience. We tend to serve family style and I have a great secret for elegant, easy entertaining you can incorporate into your own dinner: wood serving boards. From taco ingredients to stacks of sandwiches, wood boards are simple, sophisticated and you will feel like a real chef with minimal effort. (Although maybe that’s just me.) Now, you could just use your cutting board, but we’re talking “The Good Life”, people.

Margaux and Walter Kent from Peg and Awl take discarded relics, wood, and treasures and turn them into practical works of art to use, wear and display.  I also want to shamelessly admit to you that today is my birthday and the fact that I chose Peg and Awl for this post is no coincidence. I have been a fan of theirs for eons and my birthday wishlist is full of their wares. From this to this, over to this and back to this, I am smitten. As far as my family meals go? These Trencher Plates are the cat’s meow, folks. Elegant and rustic, these boards will transform even a simple lunch into a work of art. ”The Good Life”? It is full of Peg and Awl.

Peg and Awl is giving away one set of Trencher Plates to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, July 17th.  Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your favorite lunch?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, July 23rd, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 51
    sam says:

    grilled cheese (cut into four triangles) and French’s yellow mustard to dip it in : )  

  2. 52

    This is a tough choice. Right now, it’s between a yummy BLT salad from a local place or a turkey sammy with veggie chips. Mmmm.

  3. 53

    We have elaborate lunches in India – no sandwiches here. Rice, curry, a veg dish, lentils, fried fish… this is what is on our table every lunchtime.  *Groan* 

  4. 54
    Echo says:

    Homemade fish tacos with spicy cilantro slaw and fresh mango salsa on soft tortillas. It is a lot of work with so many components, but it is such a treat! The contrasting textures and temperatures set off the perfect balance of savory, spicy, and sweet.

  5. 55
    Brittany (starrynytex) says:

    Definitely one of my mother’s homemade dishes, like her chicken and dumplings. She makes them so perfectly and I doubt I’ll ever be able to make them just like her! No one cooks like your Momma.

  6. 56
    Deirdre says:

    A BLAT Sandwich on rosemary olive oil bread.

  7. 57
    Nicole says:

    A peanut butter, honey, and banana whole wheat wrap.

  8. 58
    Stephanie C says:

    I like simple and light lunches- like a turkey sandwich, some cookies, and juice! That’s pretty much what I grew up eating :] When I was in middle school, I always packed lunches for myself and my younger brother. I complained to my mom that my friends’ parents packed their lunches and no one else had to make their own like I did. But then I decided to make lunch-packing a fun activity instead of a chore. I would write notes for my brother and decorate his brown paper bag every day. At first I just wanted to embarrass him, but then I actually started looking forward to thinking of new things to surprise him with. I probably spent more time drawing silly pictures than I did making our lunches! To this day, I still enjoy and value the simplicity of homemade bagged lunches because I have such fond memories of them growing up.

  9. 59
    Luisa says:

    I love a large green salad for lunch. Especially with lots of purple cabbage. I am one of the rare ones who loves purple cabbage,

  10. 60
    Melinda K E says:

    In the summer my favorite lunch is a toss up between fresh summer rolls or bean and rice tacos!  Makes me hungry just thinking about it! :)

  11. 61

    My favourite lunch involves anything my wonderful Italian boyfriend made the night before and a mason jar. Pasta travels well in those eco-friendly glass “lunch bags”. Who needs paper!

  12. 62
    Leika says:

    Normally I eat yummy leftovers, but when I’m really stressed, I revert back to my favorite lunch from childhood…PB&J with “blue” Doritos! :)

  13. 63
    kim gordon says:

    There is nothing better than a grilled turkey Reuben…on rye…with a diet coke on ice with lemon.

  14. 64
    Rosy says:

    During the summer I usually enjoy a slice of  toasted bread with olive oil, fresh tomatoes (directly from my balcony!), salt and origano. Simply perfect!

  15. 65
    Melissa T. says:

    Grilled Cheese with tomato basil soup!

  16. 66
    Kasey says:

    My favorite lunch is just a turkey sandwich on a crossaint! So good!!

    xoxo

  17. 67
    Eden says:

    easy…carrot cake :)

  18. 68
    Theresa says:

    Grilled cheese! (Current fave is bacon, cheddar and apricot jam on sourdough!)

  19. 69
    Kellie says:

    Some sort of delicious veggie panini and soup!

  20. 70
    Heather says:

    Anything with goat cheese! And my daughter’s is anything that she can dip in something…

  21. 71
    Katherine W says:

    My favorite lunch is homemade black bean burgers and sweet potato fries, with some frozen chocolate covered banana slices for dessert.

  22. 72
    Tiffany says:

    I will be happy eating pretty much anything (though my favorite is tapas style dishes)–as long as my whole family is there! Now that the kids in my family are older (I am the olderst of 2 siblings, who are 22 and 18), it is SO TOUGH to get the whole family together because we’re always out doing our own thing. However that doesn’t keep my mom from trying! In the rare event that our schedules concide, and my teenage brother actually wakes up for lunch, the real treat isn’t necessarily the food we are eating, but the company we are eating it with.

  23. 73
    Alison S. says:

    a fat sandwich and chocolate milk! yuuum! ;)

  24. 74
    Shelly says:

    Boiled egg, seared asparagus, and pickled onion sandwich on a toasted baguette. It is utterly addicting. I have the recipe here: http://www.petitjoy.com/boiled-egg-seared-asparagus-and-pickled-onion-sandwich/ 

    It will change your life!

  25. 75
    KESHA WERSTEIN says:

    My favorite summertime lunch is a tomato sandwich( fresh baked wheat bread, fresh picked tomatos sliced thin, mayo and salt) with a fresh garden salad and a bowl of fruit.

  26. 76
    Amanda Mayberry says:

    Sandwich and raw veggies! Grilled cheese with tomatoes, onion, whatever veggies I have around, or a BLT.

  27. 77
    Sam says:

    Raiding the fridge and eating the leftovers!!!  

  28. 78
    gina amoroso says:

    Nothing better than an avocado with fresh tomato wrap, accompanied by super greasy potato chips!

  29. 79
    Jennifer says:

    Hummus, carrots, red onion, fresh spinach, tomato, and avocado stuffed into toasted sourdough.  Best sandwich ever with a side of black bean cilantro soup.  :)

  30. 80
    Patty says:

    Cheesy bread sticks, with a ton of salsa!

  31. 81
    Alicia says:

    Freshly peeled avocado with cracked pepper.  Yummy!

  32. 82
    Ursula says:

    :: MENU ::
    Homemade Bread
    French Cheeses
    Cured Meats
    Marinated Olives
    Basil Chiffonade
    Champagne Grapes
    Mountain Spring Water with Mint

    Always transports me back to when I was a little girl,
    enjoying lunch with my long-lost family in Europe. 

    { Good food + Good family + Lots of L O V E }

  33. 83
    Judy says:

    Brie,avocado,tomato on the best 7 grain bread made. Homemade vegetable soup or tomato basil soup. 

  34. 84
    Alicia says:

    HOMEMADE NACHOS!