I had eyed these for quite a while, but finally picked one up at Target last fall when they had a Cartwheel deal going on! And boy has it been handy…
At the time my PB was working crazy long hours, and I was doing the good wifey thing making sure he left the house with a lunch box full of the healthiest, most nutrious, homecooked food I could make to give him energy for his long days. (and he never once got sick!! 🙂 )
Five to six days out of his six day work week, he would leave with his lunch box stuffed full. A dish of homemade yogurt, with honey and fruit in it, and a small container of granola to be added when it was eaten. Breakfast. Then most days would be this little Crockpot, with some dinner leftovers in it. Lunch. There was also usually fruit, or trail mix/dried fruit. And usually a granola bar. And a quart of water. (I stuffed as much as I could in there, I wanted him to bring home stuff rather than run out…)
I’ve put soups and stews in it (don’t fill it as full as the picture!! There is a fill line, and that is definitely too full…), polenta and spaghetti sauce (little extra sauce maybe), GF chicken and dumplings (they don’t get soggy like the non-GF ones! 😉 ), and chili.
I might have forgotten some, so be creative! Most anything with a little liquid to it will heat up great. Things without that moisture to conduct the heat won’t work, or will take forever and need lots of stirring so advance with caution… It’s reported to hold a can of soup, but since I make my soup I can’t say if this is true. It is, either way, a nice lunch sized portion.
It’s currently available on Target.com [aff link] for $19.99 in purple & white and black & white!
I am a Target affiliate. But I purchased this product with my own money. And all opinions are mine.