Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Eating Pack
After a period of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Q-ster now prefers to bring hot food for lunch at school. The little thermos we got last year has been working well, but I wasn't so pleased with the disposable fork in a baggie that we'd been throwing in his lunchbag. I wanted some kind of container that would keep the utensil clean on the way to school and keep the rest of the lunch bag from getting food-y from the used utensil on the way home.
Check out our new find for $5.
When you open it up, there are a lot of pieces - the head of a fork, knife, and spoon, plus two handle pieces and two other long pointy pieces.
You can attach the two handle pieces to any front piece - giving you a fork and knife at the same time, or a fork and spoon.
Or attach the two handles to the long pointy pieces and get a pair of chopsticks!
For daily use, I've set aside the chopsticks and knife (since that would violate the school zero tolerance policy for weapons anyway,) and he'll either take just the fork or the fork and spoon to school. So far, he's used it for one week and it's working out pretty well!
In related cute lunch gear news, we also got a few small tubs for the boys to bring carrots (and other things) to school. The dry snack containers we have weren't up to holding carrots, which are often damp, and I hate to waste so many baggies. So now we are prepared to be carroty too. (The big tub is mine, since I"m trying to snack more healthily at work.)