Showing posts with label food jars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food jars. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Elsa Dash is 20% Cooler

Winter came overnight for us I'm sure! One day we're wearing singlets and shorts, the next we're looking for beanies, gloves & toasty flannel sheets. I was talking with Miss M about the change in weather and wondering if Elsa from Frozen was behind it all. I was promptly corrected. 'Elsa lives in Erindale, mum!'
 In my head I started wondering about the change the seasons, and how much of a cool change had really come through. About 10 degrees drop it was. My internal conversation went 'Gee, that's cooler!' 'How much cooler?' 'Well, it needs to be about 20% cooler'
Thanks to endless repetition of My Little Pony mixed with minor sleep deprivation I had quite the giggle to myself. Even though Miss M (who insisted on having a photo taken with her lunch) won't quite understand the cross-over, I made it anyway :-)

In our Nude Food Movers we have:
 Chopped pear held together with a lunchbox strap from Daiso and a winter food pick

 Yoghurt with rockmelon and a snowflake food pick

Juice below our ham & cheese sandwich, which was topped with this cheese art. Decorated with FooDoodlers. I decided to leave it in the wrapper as I wasn't sure how it would go in transit out of the smaller Tupperware container I would normally use.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

feeling a little like loving lunches

That's right!  It's a blog takeover!  I'm Erin from feeling a little lunchy and I will be making lunch for you all today.  I'm very excited and honored to be guest posting here. You can find me at and also on Facebook HERE. Loving Lunches will be back soon, I promise. She's just a little busy with that whole baby thing going on.  I wish she didn't live so far away...I'd offer to babysit for free.  She will have to settle for me hopefully keeping you guys entertained for a bit.
Just a quick background...I live in Atlanta, Georgia and have two daughters who are 10 and 12 years old. I make lunch for them nearly every day.  My 12 year old won't let me make it fun for her anymore if she has to take it to school but the 10 year old will. I hope that never ends!  I love making fun lunches because it allows me to exercise my creativity and keeps me sane. It's the one creative thing I do each day and it truly makes me happy. I'm happy because I got to make something...and even happier that I know exactly what my children are eating and most of the time, it's healthier for them.  I don't know about school lunches in Australia, but here in Georgia, they're full of rubber hot dogs, canned green beans and fried mystery meats.  I know they try to balance them, but sometimes I have a hard time counting ketchup as a vegetable.  Don't get me wrong, sometimes the girls do eat school lunch, but I try my best to keep that to a couple of times a month.

Using our great Lunchbots Trio lunchbox, I packed up a little tortilla roll up with lettuce, turkey and cheese.  Of course, I stuck a mustache in it.  I don't know where my love of mustaches came from, but they sure are fun.  Blueberries, carrots and ranch dressing fill the other two compartments.  As my girls are a little older, not surprisingly, they eat today is a soup day as well. In the mustachioed Thermos jar is some chicken noodle soup leftover from last night. They love soup days! I love soup days, too...they're so easy! 

Some tips I have for packing soups and hot meals in stainless steel thermal jars:
  • warm up the jar with some hot water from your sink prior to putting food in.
  • heat the food hotter than you normally would if you were going to eat it right away.  I usually boil soup for a couple of minutes so it will be hot and delicious four hours later when my kids get to eat it.  This also prevents it from cooling off too much and inviting some nasty bacteria to grow in there. 
  • If your kids have outgrown the princesses and characters that are printed on their food jars...go ahead and wrap it in duct tape.  As you can see, our jars are wrapped in mustache duct tape.  They used to have High School Musical characters all over girls have moved on.  (Secretly, I love those movies...I even cry when they break up...every time.)
  • When you have washed your jars, whether you wash by hand or in the dishwasher (I do the latter), do not seal the lids when storing them for your next use.  They get a little musty if you do.  Just set the lids beside the jars or loosely on top.  Nothing s worse than a musty jar mucking up your awesome foods.

I hope you've enjoyed our little lunch and that you have a great day!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Thank You Trail Mix

This is what I did for our Day Care teachers' end of year thank you, Christmas & farewell gift this year.

 I came across the idea of a meaningful trail mix last year thanks to Organised Christmas and have wanted to do one ever since.

Some of the ingredients are from the mix above, others came from Kendra at Biting the Hand That Feeds You. The remaining ingredients came from my imagination :-)

Gather your ingredients

Mix in a bowl

I sent a Tupperware container for the lunch room along with some zip lock bags for all the teachers.

My mix made quite a bit more than I expected -oops!

For our three special teacher I'd saved some old jam jars & attached labels

From all of me to all of you, thank you so much, for all you do
·      Pretzels: For the hugs

·      Hershey's Kiss: For the kisses

·      M&Ms: Because you Mean so Much

·      Bananas: For the monkey business

·      Pepitas: For the seeds you’ve planted

·      Marshmallows: For your softness

·      Nuts: For crazy things you do
·      Crowns: From our Little Princess

 I am participating in #reverb12 on Instagram. You can follow my responses to the daily prompt here


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.
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