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Ode to the Thermos

February 5, 2011

I got a lot of good things for Christmas.  All of which I couldn’t imagine living without, although I apparently did live without them until a few months ago.  The point is, my life is monumentally improved by the addition of things like a food processor, a spoonula, a heavy winter jacket and… my thermos.

Imagine, if you will, a university student center at 12 o’clock PM.  It’s busy. Open tables are a rarity and there’s a long line to use the one and only microwave.  Now imagine every person in line uses that microwave for 3-4 minutes.  Fast forward to half and hour later and you’re finally sitting down to eat lunch.  Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating with the half an hour, but when I’m hungry 15 minutes can feel like an eternity.

Enter the thermos.  You heat up your soup in the morning and come lunch, all you have to do is open it up and eat.  It’s just as hot as it was when it came off the stove (or out of the microwave and who am I kidding, it’s always coming out of the microwave).  Of course I’m an overheater.  No, not an overeater, although I’m sometimes that too.  I like my food hot so my thermos pretty much ensures that I burn my tongue on a daily basis but that’s neither here nor there.

This morning I re-heated my “Holiday Soup for the Soul” and stuck it in my thermos.

And enjoyed it in all its warm deliciousness at lunch time.

I swear that’s a zucchini, not a pickle, but come to think of it, I think I’d love pickle soup.

And I swear those are apples not seitan.

I always forget how good baked apples in nut butter are and by baked I mean microwaved.

Simply cut up your apple and throw in a bowl with 1T nut butter (I used chocolate hazelnut) and some almond milk then microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave another 30 seconds and stir.

Then enjoy over cold pancakes with hot maple syrup.  Sometimes I think cold pancakes are better than hot…

I tossed some cranberries on top for some color but they turned out to be a tasty addition to my breakfast.

I believe it got up to the 40’s today in Boulder, which felt like summer after Tuesday and Wednesday’s highs of -2 and 9 degrees, respectively.  I’m hoping it stays “warm” because I’m running the Superbowl 5K on Sunday morning!

By the way, what do you think of my new header?  Joey and I stayed up way too late working on it.  It may need some more tweaking but we’ll see.

Have a super weekend:)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2011 6:11 AM

    I love the new header – I think it’s awesome! What did you use to make it?

    • February 5, 2011 9:18 AM

      I used Pixlr and by I, I mean Joey because I had no idea what I was doing!

  2. February 5, 2011 9:08 AM

    Love the new header! You need to give me some tips on that 🙂

    I love my thermos as well, I even have small ones for the boys lunch boxes. They love to take leftover spaghetti (their fav) to school for lunch!

    I have to admit that my husband is a pickle fanatic…he would love pickle soup as well…lol!!

  3. February 5, 2011 10:25 AM

    I love the new header, it looks great! 🙂
    I’m definitely an ‘over heater’ too, I always need my food to me piping hot. Those pancakes look delicious too by the way, I love the idea of cooking apples in nut butter.

  4. February 5, 2011 1:03 PM

    The header’s great! Very clean and cute…love the font too. 🙂

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