Weekly Giveaway: Vegan Lunch Box by Jennifer McCann! Winner is Courth!
This week we're giving away a copy of Vegan Lunch Box (http://veganlunchbox.com/), a book filled with so many wonderful recipes and beautiful photos, it will surely make going back to school less painful. It's packed with 130 amazing animal-free lunches that kids and grown-ups will love! I have this book and even though I work from home most days, you better believe that I purchased an adorable bento box to pack my homemade masterpieces into. You really, really want this book, trust me.
All you have to do is let us know what the best or worst lunch you ever ate at school was for a chance to win!
Contest ends on Tuesday, September 15th at midnight, PST! Winner will be chosen at random!!
I have to say that the best lunch days were the chicken nugget days. Even in high school, when I was not a vegetarian, I loved every other Friday not for the nuggets but bc all of the rest of the school thought that they were a Chef Ramsey commodity or something. This meant while they were running, packing into the cafeteria to get their share I was leisurely walking to the coke machines and did not have to wait in line.
My small church school didn't provide lunches, but I definitely remember the worst lunches. Sometimes my dad would get the wrong sandwich in the wrong lunchbox and I would end up with his sandwiches, always loaded with mayo (I hated it at the time!) and usually some odd concoction like peanut butter, cabbage leaves, and mayo. I would go hungry before eating his sandwich, while he claims he was never hungry, just had to eat a "dry" sandwich. LOL, we can laugh about it now :-)
This chicken or some type of baked meat that we found a clavicle in with a plastic spork with soggy potatoes and that day, my chocolate milk was expired!!!!
The grossest by far for me, was the "mystery meat" loaf served in our elementary school cafeteria. It came with gluey mashed potatoes and lumpy gravy. I still have nightmares about it!
Even though this seems like a million years ago, I can still remember the smell of those nasty square pizzas that came covered in a foil tin, hiding those soggy tater tots underneath. YUCK!
Now I pack things like chickpea salad sandwiches and BBQ seitan to take to work with me. MMMMMM! :D
I'd have to say after ordering my food & my roommates.(which is not a vegan)I was eating some tofu w/ rice & mixed veggies. Some how the restaurant slipped in some cubed chicken with my meal. HUH...I took a bite & noticed the texture & uggg I was finished eating them. I no longer eat there.
I remember in middle school they served milk that was so old it came out of the carton looking like cottage cheese. I didn't buy milk, but my friends did. Bleh.
When I was in the 8th Grade I went to a country school and the lunch room cooks were local farm women. It was fantastic. They really knew how to cook.
Best: My mom's left over "mystery meatloaf" sliced up for a sandwich
Worst: 8th grade "Touch of Class" lunch where their vegetarian option was a ham-riddled 'chef salad'
My mom made my lunch when I was young, but once a week I got to order cafeteria food as a treat. The best lunch I ever had was a slice of cheese pizza, a carton a 2% milk, and a chocolate chip cookie (this lunch was so far from veganism... but man did I ever enjoy it as a kid).
Similarly, the worst lunch I ever had was also on a "caf food" day when I was young. It was boiled hot dogs in white-bread buns. They were soggy because the caf staff put the wet dogs (straight out of the pot) into the buns (with no drainage time). Nasty!
Worst lunches: When I would get my sister's meatloaf sandwich by mistake (bleck) or the time I had the school lunch and bit a tendon or something - I was sure it was a worm and had to stop eating.
Best lunches were the ones packed with love (yes, and notes!) by mom. But I also really loved the hamburgers (pre-vegan days) which everyone else hated, they called them "soyburgers". Now I think it's funny that I loved them so much, foreshadowing methinks! ;)b
This is hard since every school lunch i had was crappy...but i'd probably say the worst was this beeforoni stuff or the hamburgers cause they were never cooked all the way..(that was when i ate meat) ..after i quit eating meat ..i never ate the school lunches.
Nice! Congratulations Courth! :)
well poop :'(
:) Yay, sis! :P
VICTORY IS MINE! Haha. I'm so excited for this. You have no idea.