10 Easy Tips For How To Pack a Fun Valentine's Day Lunch!

10 Easy Tips For How To Pack a Fun Valentine's Day Lunch!

VALENTINE'S DAY IS COMING UP, AND WOULDN'T IT  BE FUN TO PACK A LITTLE EXTRA LOVE IN THE LUNCH BOX?

To help you plan ahead, I've pulled together the lunches I made for Valentine's week last year. All of these lunches were super quick and easy to make, with just a few extra little tools and accessories. You don't have to make any special foods - you can make any food look fun and special. With a few cutters, picks, and baking cups, you can add lots of little heart shaped touches to what would otherwise be a normal lunch.

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Weeknight Lemon Dijon Chicken Thighs

Weeknight Lemon Dijon Chicken Thighs

This is my favorite weeknight chicken recipe.  I've made this for years without a recipe, but the last time I made it I finally took the time to scribble down what I put in it, and take a few pictures for you.  It's so easy, once you've made it you don't really need a recipe.

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Family Picnic Packing

I am packing lunches for a ski day, and this is my current favorite bag for family lunch packing!

This is the Thirty-One Picnic Thermal Tote, and it's perfect for us because it holds 6 (SIX!!) EasyLunchboxes! Since there are 6 of us, this is obviously perfect.

The lunchboxes just stack right up in this bag, and it's got a nice little pocket on the outside if I want to included any utensils or napkins. If you don't need to pack six lunches, then you could put 4 or 5 in here and then still have room for a row of drinks on top (that's what I did last weekend). You can find it here. It currently comes in 6 different prints, and you can even customize it with a family name or monogram if you like. 

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

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One Pot Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

One Pot Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

This is the easiest homemade macaroni and cheese you will ever make! But it is just as good as Grandma's old fashioned recipe. Maybe even better, because you didn't slave over it.  It takes 15 minutes, about as long as it would take you to make one from a box!  Seriously, I timed it.  I had the whole thing done and the stove turned off exactly 15 minutes from the time I turned the burner on.  You've seen all those Pinterest posts about "one pot wonder" pasta dishes.  Well this is like one of those.  But it's homemade MACARONI AND CHEESE.

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A new favorite lunch bag!

I get a lot of questions about what lunch bags I use to pack all of our lunches in, so I am super excited to share this little teaser, because we have a new favorite!

This is the new Going Places Thermal from Thirty-One, and it has everything I love in a lunch bag!

Top reasons I love it: 

1. It fits our favorite EasyLunchboxes containers perfectly! And it holds them upright. 
2. It's insulated!
3. It's roomy, without being bulky.

You can see in these pictures that I tested it out with an EasyLunchboxes container, another smaller snack sized container, and a drink bottle - and there was still plenty of room to add more - definitely room to add an ice pack. It also has a nice little mesh pocket inside which is perfect for a napkin, spoon, etc., and another pocket on the outside flap.

It zips open and closes very easily, and it has an adjustable shoulder strap. I also really like that you can pick up the unzipped bag and the contents don't fall out (which is a problem we have with our current bags).

I've been waiting a while for this one, and it's finally available! You can click here to order, and be sure to browse all the other great Thirty-One bags while you are there. (and click to shop my current party!).

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

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