Well, winter is officially here and it is cold. This morning, the kids and I pretty much sprinted to the bus stop because of how freezing it was outside. I immediately regretted not sending my son 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 thermos lunch and have it stay hot. 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.
Have you ever made a thermos lunch for your kids and/or spouse? What kind of entrees have you put in their thermoses?