Friday, March 09, 2007

School Lunch

I hate making lunch in the morning for my kids to take to school. I don't so much hate actually preparing the food, I just hate thinking about what to pack EVERY STINKING DAY OF THE WEEK! It gets awfully old making turkey sandwiches for one and a bagel with cream cheese for the other, day in and day out (since PB&J won't even get a sideways glance) not to mention packing additional sides, drink, and a mid-morning snack. I know they tire of the same old same old as well and if I should run out of supplies I simply dig from the bottom of the barrel and at the end of the day, with looks of disgrace on their faces, I am met with,"Mom! What DID you pack in my lunch today??!!" Enter the Thermal Snack Jar, my life saver. My brilliant sister-in-law, mother of 6, food preparer extordinaire, told me about these gems sometime ago. This was it! The answer to all of my problems! I heat up a can of soup, and lunch is done. I throw in a little of last night's dinner and voila! I put in some cold milk, add cereal to a separate bag and bam! (Sorry for that annoying Emeril reference, it's just so exciting!) Macaroni and cheese, spagetti, hot oatmeal, the possibilites are endless. I now dread the morning lunch-making assembly line no more.

5 comments:

Naner said...

I cannot believe we had the same dilemma and did not put our brains together. I jsut started using the thermos for my girls, also!! IT CHANGED MY LIFE!!! Absolutely no more lunch packing drama!

love.boxes said...

I love this! I am buying one of these! What a great idea!!!

Amanda said...

I have a couple of these too and they are life savers. My kids like canned chili- and I figure it covers all the few groups right?

mae said...

I bought something similar but it's not as compact. I think it's time to trade up for something that actually fits in the lunch box. Cereal is genius!

lisapow said...

GREAT! I need this