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Eat- Thermos Tip:Keep Food Hot Longer

My daughter doesn’t always enjoy school lunches, and she gets sick of cold lunches from home. This year, I bought her a thermos so she could take her favorite leftovers to school and have a hot, home cooked lunch. The only problem we had is that by lunch time, the food was lukewarm. So, I came up with the idea of pouring hot water into it to pre-warm it before adding her food. It worked like a charm. Here is what I do:

Take 1 cup of water and place it in a microwavable container (glass measuring cups are perfect for this.). Heat for 3-4 minutes. Pour hot water into the thermos and put the lid on. Wait 3 minutes. Pour out hot water. Add heated food. The food stays piping hot for about 7-8 hours.

* I know that this is probably not my original idea, but I wanted to share it anyway.

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This entry was posted on January 19, 2012 by in Cool Tips, Eat.