How To Keep Your Thermos Warm Until Lunchtime

Putting hot food into a cold right-from-the-cupboard thermos just uses the heat from the food to heat the thermos and usually means a lukewarm (if not cold) lunch.

To keep your thermos warm and your hot lunch hot carefully fill your thermos with boiling water, attach the lid and let sit for 5-7 minutes or longer. Drain the water, quickly wipe dry (unless you're putting a liquid in the thermos) and immediately place hot food into the thermos.

Bonus: This is also a great way to test how hot your thermos stays during the day. Simply fill with boiling water or hot water from the tap and leave for a few hours or the entire day. When you come home guage how hot your water is. If it's cold it may be time for a new thermos!

PS: Looking for things to fill your thermos with? Check out my Canned Soup Mom Best Leftovers to Lunchbox Favourites Recipes.

 Maija is a busy mom to three busy children – children who insist on eating every day. Between shuttling kids to dance or cheer practice, tae kwon do, hockey, or baseball, she often finds herself in the kitchen looking at three hungry children (and a husband) and a clock ticking towards dinner time. 

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