Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey lunches - Chicken Tortilla Soup leftovers x2

Today is Pink and Gray Day for Kindergarten and I had some half-baked ideas involving pink yogurt and elephant-shaped sandwiches, but in the end this is what happened this morning:

Chicken Tortilla Soup lunches x2

Ethan and Paige took identical lunches to school (that's certainly not something you see every day!). Um, at least Paige's Thermos was pink? And the stainless steel is gray. Right? 

They both had homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup, (leftover from last night's dinner) packed in Thermos FunTainer Jars.
On the side they each had shredded mexican cheese and tortilla chips packed in a Lunchbots Pico box. 

These were packed in EasyLunchboxes thermal tote for the day. Besides the Thermos Food Jars and the Lunchbots of chips & cheese, they also each had milk in a Thermos FunTainer drink bottle. Although these are all bulky items, they all fit nicely in the EasyLunchboxes tote. Before zipping up the totes I wrapped each Thermos food jar in a clean dish towel to help insulate the heat. At first I was only going to do this for Ethan's, as he was really concerned that it wouldn't be warm enough by lunchtime. But then I decided to do it for Paige's too since since she's a super messy eater and having a towel on hand for soup didn't sound like a bad idea. ;-)

Supplies used to pack these lunches:

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Daylynne said... [Reply to comment]

That sounds yummy. Do you have your recipe posted anywhere?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't posted this recipe. I think I might though, because while I don't consider myself to possess any special cooking skills, I DO make the best Chicken Tortilla Soup I have ever tasted. :D

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! I love tortilla soup!!

krisie said... [Reply to comment]

Please post it then. I could use a better recipe for that.

Daylynne said... [Reply to comment]

I have never eaten, or made, chicken tortilla soup. It sounds good though!

Meredith said... [Reply to comment]

Yum. I love making Chicken Tortilla Soup too. Thanks for showing the size of the pico. What a great use for it!

domonique @ abowl full of simple said... [Reply to comment]

Great idea! my kids would love it!

Cristi ~ Candy Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm, the soup sounds good! We have the exact same 2 Thermoses :)

Natosha said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to have your recipe as well. Sounds Yummy!!

By the way, my son is loving your blog. He is in Kindergarten and I jusreceiveded his Planetbox on Saturday! He was super excited to see all the lunches you've packed for your kids. He was saying, "I want to take that! Can you pack me that? I would that in my lunch!!" So thank you for all your idea's for his lunch.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I will work on pulling together a recipe post on the soup. :)

Natosha, good luck with Kindergarten! That is so cute that your son is so excited about lunch. :)

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