Every once in a while, particularly after watching "Cutthroat Kitchen," with Alton Brown the evening before, this is what school lunch looks like. Each child tries to outdo the others by stylizing their plats, finding just the right dish, asking if there's anything green to sprinkle on top. On these days, paper plates just won't do. Then we give our best Judge Simon Majumdar imitation as we critique the to-mah-to soup with grilled cheese. Then I take a picture and then we dig in.
And then I take another picture because it's just too cute.
***I made up the recipe, sautéing onion, garlic, and fresh tomatoes, adding them to chicken broth and a can of tomato puree, then finishing with the immersion blender to get it all smooth***