Tuesday, September 9, 2014

school lunch: hot lunch

During the never-ending winters we seem to have, my son gets kind of tired of cold lunches and craves something more cozy and warm.  To solve this dilemma, I searched and researched and ultimately bought this thermos online.  And I. Have. Loved it.  I simply make up his hot lunches in the mornings before school.

You have to pour in boiling water first and close it up... let that sit while you prepare the rest of the lunch (5-10ish minutes, though I think the instructions recommend more).  Then dump out the boiling water and add the hot food (likely nuked during the wait time).  Seal it up, and send your kiddo on his/her way!

The thermos keeps the food piping hot for hours, certainly long enough to make it to lunch.  I've even sent something cold with a cold pack in there next to it, and it's fared just fine.  The best part: it opens up a TON of options for school lunch!  (( Helloooooo, leftovers! ))

Don't be afraid to think outside the box a bit for these hot lunches.  We've done all sorts of things, from lasagna to soup to chocolate malt-o-meal to mac-n-cheese.  Let me know what YOU try!  What's your favorite hot lunch to pack for school??

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