On a cold winter day, surprise your child with a thermos full of hot food in his lunchbox. You can fill the thermos with a number of his favorite foods, such as chicken noodle or tomato soup, spaghetti or chili. Filling an insulated vacuum bottle with hot food is a convenient and creative way to use up leftovers.
Items you will need
- Pan or microwave-safe container
- Insulated, stainless steel thermos
- Soft, clean cloth
- Fork or spoon
- Side items, such as crackers or bread
Heat the food, such as canned soup or leftover chili, in a pan on a stove top or in a microwave until it is hot all of the way through.
Fill an insulated, stainless steel thermos with boiling water and allow it to stand as you heat up the food; the water will preheat the stainless steel, which will keep the food hotter for a longer period of time.
Pour the water out of the thermos. Dry the inside of the thermos with a soft, clean cloth. Transfer the heated food into the thermos and close the lid tightly.
Pack the thermos into the lunchbox, along with a spoon or fork. Include items, such as crackers, bread or rolls, to accompany the hot food.
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