THE LUNCH TRAY
One of man’s greatest inventions?
Maybe not, but let me tell you why I love mine. I found them at the thrift store 6 months ago for 3 dollars a piece. There were 3 of them. They are old school, from the 50s I think, and still in great condition. I looked up Prolon Ware online and it looks like they still make lots of dishes although I doubt they still make lunch trays with styrofoam being the choice of many schools.
A typical lunch before these wonderful things consisted of a p.b. & j. sandwich with an apple if they (my 3 kids) were lucky. We snacked on other things pretty much all day so lunch wasn’t a big deal. However, after I got these trays, the kids wanted every space filled, so lunch became a meal again! And a really healthy one, too. I would end up making a p.b. & j. of course, but then fill up the other spaces with carrots and dip, fruit, a drink, applesauce, cottage cheese, and even go-gurt or string cheese where the utensils go. And because they were eating such a filling lunch, we only have one snack between meals now!
That’s why I love my lunch trays!
p.s. the meal in the picture is actually a dinner. NO WAY do I put that much effort into our lunches!