Friday, 15 January 2010
Frugal Fridays - Easy Cheap Thermos Lunch
At my son's school they have a program called Lunch Lady - it is not run by the school, it is a private company. They provide hot lunches to students for about $3.75 per meal. They offer a menu of about 10 items and deliver 3 days per week.
We ordered this program one day per week last year and usually all my son would order was pancakes or Mac & cheese.
This year I decided it was too much to pay for the small portion he was given.
My son could eat mac & cheese every day of a year and not get sick of it and he isn't picky with the kind either, he likes Kraft dinner equally as well as homemade with real cheese.
So I decided every other week, to make a box of KD (bought on sale for 50 cents a box) with a couple hot dogs cut up and thrown in. This will make 4 servings for him, he doesn't mind eating it 4 days in a row. His thermos isn't huge and it is enough for him with his other snacks.
When heating it up in the morning I also throw in some real grated cheese for extra gooyness.
He gets a hot lunch, he loves it and it doesn't cost me $3.75 per day.
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