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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. 1
    Ellen says:

    I love a big salad with lots of different fruit and veggie toppings! And a piece of fruit, and juice!

  2. 2
    Jessminda says:

    A soft shell crab sandwich and adult lemonade…preferably post-beach.  A rare lunch indeed, but still my most favorite! 

  3. 3
    Julia says:

    Spring mix topped with sesame roasted tofu and soy ginger vinagerette; fresh mango; mint infused water

  4. 4
    Summer says:

    In the summer I love tomato and cucumber sandwich, especially if the veggies are still hot from the garden. It is summer and childhood and freshness all in one.

  5. 5
    Emma says:

    In berry season, a huge bowl of berries with a sliver of strong cheese and sourdough bread; during the rest of the year, as large a green salad as humanly possible with beans, nuts and tons of veggies!

  6. 6
    Jenni says:

    Right now it’s so hot that I just can’t handle anything cooked! :) My favorite is to walk down the street and get a small sampling of sushi and then finish it off with some fresh raspberries for desert!

  7. 7
    Amy H says:

    A grilled cheese on multigrain with fresh chives, mozarella, and boccocini cheese, paired with slices of watermelon.

  8. 8
    Stacy says:

    Pad Thai and coconut soup from this little place by my work. It is heaven.

  9. 9
    Juliet Farmer says:

    a sandwich with turkey, nectarine, basil and dijon on whole wheat

  10. 10
    meghan says:

    I like a cold pasta with brie, grapes, avocado and some fresh greens.

  11. 11
    Lauren says:

    edamame warmed up with sea salt, nothing better!

  12. 12
    Trisha says:

    Right now my favorite lunch is an engllish muffin toasted in the toaster oven with pesto & mozzarella cheese on top, and maybe a few cherries. 

  13. 13

    My favorite lunch has to be savory oatmeal with pattypan squash, rosemary, cinnamon and blueberries, topped with a handful of toasted sunflower seeds. Yum!

  14. 14
    Beverly Tsai says:

    Being that it’s summertime and unbearably hot and humid in Chicago, my favorite lunch is a delicious salad. Recently I had my first taste of a chili-ranch dressing which makes for an incredible southwest-flavors salad, with lettuce, corn, black beans, radishes, cucumber, onions, avocado and tortilla chips. Top with queso fresco, cilantro, and a twist of lime, and you could swear you see red rock arches in the distance! Pair with a Mexican Coca-Cola for best results!

  15. 15
    Sarah says:

    I usually go for a big salad for lunch using whatever veggies I get from my CSA, but cold noodles have been a summertime favorite this year.

  16. 16
    Courtney says:

    While I don’t eat them that often, I enjoy having egg salad sandwiches on white bread, with a pickle and potato chips. Yum!

  17. 17
    Abigail says:

    Sliced turkey, tomatoes, lettuce and hummus on crackers or pita. Add some yummy soup, and voilà! It’s so quick, and healthy too! 

  18. 18
    Coasterkim says:

    A ham and cheese sandwich on a pretzel roll, BBQ chips and a Coke.

  19. 19
    Kaylie says:

    I’d love to have egg benedict dish because i’d rather have brunch :D
    A glass of juice would also make my day 

  20. 20
    Kathie says:

    Tuna fish and lettuce on rye toast. Could eat every day!

  21. 21
    Tequila Kira says:

    I’m very fond of a turkey bacon swiss and sprouts on whole grain bread. It’s so filling

  22. 22
    Jennifer says:

    heirloom tomato caprese salad fresh from the farmers market.

    and then a piece of dark chocolate and coffee to end the afternoon…

  23. 23
    Rebecca kent says:

    I think the most delicious lunch of all is a spread of carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli to dip in hummus, with a tall glass of peach iced tea and some fresh summer fruit for dessert. 

  24. 24
    Rebekah says:

    i’m somewhat traditional…so, i love the soup & sandwich (especially w/ homemade bread) combo any day of the week

  25. 25
    Ozen OSMAN says:

    Watermelon eaten together with cous cous made with tomatoes, onions, chilli and parsley. It may sound like a weird combination but the watermelon and cous cous compliment each other really well. It transports me back to being on holiday in northern Cyprus and a great pick me up when it’s raining (constantly) in London!

  26. 26
    Kristin says:

    Anything outside eaten in the wonderful weather… whether grilling out, or a picnic, or just a sandwich in the park. Here in the Midwest you have to take it when you can get it!

  27. 27
    Cindy A. says:

    Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. My favorite lunch is a crisp salad with fresh veggies from our local Farmer’s Market and a large glass of ice cold sweet tea.

  28. 28
    Kristen says:

    A plate with slices of white cheddar cheese, half an avocado, grape tomatoes & thinly sliced jalapeños from the garden – all seasoned with salt, pepper and olive oil and eaten with chips! Delicious!

  29. 29
    Jennifer says:

    Nothing will ever beat a peanut butter and jelly with potato chips. Ever.

  30. 30
    Jessica says:

    A picnic! It doesn’t really matter what’s in it, bread, cheese, wine, fruit… as long as your outside under a tree on a blanket with someone you care about.

  31. 31
    Alexis says:

    A mix of olives, soft cheese, homemade bread, strawberries and a little wine.  It’s not my most common lunch, but when I do indulge, I could not ask for more.

  32. 32
    Valerie C. says:

    A lobster roll with butter and lemon on a toasted roll, coleslaw, fries and fresh coffee :)

  33. 33
    Lindsay says:

    Of late, my favorite lunch has become anything I’ve grown myself, in the little six foot square garden bed that I built this spring. It’s incredibly satisfying to eat something that I’ve grown from seed and harvested myself at just the right moment. 

    And to be honest, I always want cheese with all of it! 

  34. 34
    Lindsay says:

    Wow my stomach is rumbling after reading down this list…I love variety for lunches, but I often crave a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with avocado and seasalt. The sweet/salty combo gets me every time, and I love it even more if I can eat it slowly while reading the news and drinking a latte.

  35. 35
    Ashley K says:

    I love a caesar salad and a hot bowl of cheddar broccoli soup, yummmm!

  36. 36
    Erin Fae says:

    Grilled Cheese Sammy with Tomato Soup. I could never get bored of eating this.

  37. 37
    HNR says:

    Whenever I visit my mom (only a couple of times a year, unfortunately), she packs me the same lunch for my plane trip home – turkey, sauteed tomatoes, roasted garlic, avocado, and dijon mustard on multigrain bread. She wraps it carefully in foil and provides me with multiple napkins because she knows I am messy. She make me the same dinner every time too… (I’ll never get sick of them!)

  38. 38
    sarah says:

    I love soup in the winter and nice sandwich in the summer!

  39. 39
    Linnea says:

    A caprese salad, potato chips, and a squirt. I can’t eat this combo enough! 

  40. 40
    hanna says:

    A  yummy soup or carnitas tacos!

  41. 41
    jane says:

    anything homemade by my grandma or mother with everyone eating together, we hardly have lunch as a family anymore :(

  42. 42
    Lucy W. says:

    My favorite lunch could be a number of different things, but lately it has been a large spinach salad with feta, strawberries, avocado, and whatever I can find tossed on top.

  43. 43
    Sarah Jane says:

    Roasted chicken & gouda on rye with fresh greens & dill sauce, mixed berries, yogurt, and a sweet Southern iced tea.

  44. 44
    Ella P. says:

    Chicken adobo & rice, my all time favorite!! :D

  45. 45
    Peyton says:

    A huge foot long chicken teriyaki sandwich with lettuce, toasted, on wheat bread… Oh, and a nice glass of sweet tea!

  46. 46
    Amy says:

    chicken nuggets, baked potato, and a sweet tea!

  47. 47
    Kristen H. says:

    A flatbread or bagel flat, drizzled with olive oil, sliced pear, goat cheese and a little bit of cranberry sauce…baked a little so that it’s brown and bubbly….SO delicious!

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    Ashley says:

    my summer favorite is a tomato sandwich with tomatos and basil from the garden, a little bit of mayo, salt and pepper :)

  49. 49
    Jac says:

    A turkey, cheddar, and cranberry sandwich on a french roll with honey mustard, red onion, lettuce, pickles, pepperccinis, and a little mayo. So delicious.

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    Tanya says:

    Grilled ham and cheese with vegetable soup