Top Hat Tip – Thermos Lunches Made Easy
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It’s freaking cold out there! This morning, the kids and I pretty much sprinted to the bus stop because of how freezing it was. I immediately regretted not sending him into school with a hot lunch. We send him in with a thermos lunch quite a bit and it seems to be a special treat when we do. I also bought my husband a thermos for Christmas, and he’s been happy to go to work with hot soup and stews for lunch.
Lots of people aren’t sure how to send in a hot lunch in a thermos and keep it warm. Today, I wanted to share with you the proper way to get your thermos ready to keep a hot lunch hot.
Here are the written steps:
1. Fill your thermos with boiling hot water, put on the cover, and let sit for 5 minutes.
2. While your thermos is warming, place your food in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes. You want the food really hot! The secret is to always put hot food in a hot thermos.
3. Once the food is done, take the cover off of the thermos and pour out the water.
4. Place the hot food into the thermos, cover tightly (not too tight for little hands to open though) and you’re done!
The steps are so easy and make perfect sense but somehow people tend to mess them up and wonder why their lunch ends up cold. I know I used to. If you’d like some ideas on what to send in for your kids’ lunches, I have a great list of frugal lunch ideas for kids.
Do you send in warm lunches for your kids and spouses? What kind of cool entrees do you send?
Have a good week and keep warm out there!