Perhaps in your neck of the woods the leaves are just starting to turn and there’s a hint of crispness in the air. Or, if you live here in Houston, the temperature has dipped from the high 90s to the mid 90s and the mosquito population has dropped from biblical-plague-level to a mere swarm. . . . Ah, autumn!
Either way, the calendar tells us it’s mid-September and that means it’s time for The Lunch Tray’s fourth (OMG – fourth !) annual “It Takes a Village to Pack a Lunch” series!
If you’re new around here, this is the time of year when we help each other out with the sometimes-onerous task of daily school lunch packing. And the highlights of this year’s series are two giveaways of brand new cookbooks devoted entirely to the lunch box: Associated Press Food Editor J.M. Hirsch’s Beating the Lunch Box Blues and Katie Morford ‘s Best Lunch Box Ever . Both look terrific and I’ll be reviewing and giving away a free copy of each of these books in the next few days.