See that stew? Honestly, we made it for dinner, but the next day it also made it into the lunch box. Some meals are like that. No matter how good they might have been for dinner, for lunch they are fantastic! Stew is one of those meals, it always seems better the next day after the flavors have had more time to develop. As a lunch-time meal option, Gluten Free Dairy Free Beef and Butternut Stew is a welcome change from the usual gluten free sandwich.
If you don’t have access to a microwave at work or school (my kiddos don’t), try using a thermos or thermos bowls. I find them in the lunchbox and travel sections of my local store. I preheat thermoses by pouring boiling water into them and capping. I let the bowls set while heating the stew in a sauce pan. When the stew is heated, so are the thermos bowls. Dump out the water and add the stew. Preheating the thermos bowls keeps the stew and other hot dishes toasty until lunch time. Try it the next time you are sending a hot meal in the lunch box. Works like a charm!
Butternut Squash & Beef Stew for the Slow Cooker