The only fast food restaurant our family enjoys is Chick-fil-a. My son loves their chicken and it's the one quick meal spot that is our go-to and most requested by him. They have a great mobile app, chick-fil-a one, that makes ordering ahead very easy. I love their soup and salads as a healthier fast food option. My husband loves their chicken wraps. A seasonal option in the winter is the Chicken Tortilla Soup and it is amazing: full of thick broth, lots of beans and slices of spicy chicken. It's one of my favorite options to get there and I wish it was served year round.
I am a member of the Chick-fil-a moms panel this year and have had fun giving feedback to the company and taste testing menu items. Most recently I was given a coupon to taste test the Chicken Tortilla Soup and challenged to create something from the container in an upcycle challenge. This was a fun challenge and I had lots of ideas. I decided to create a container out of the soup bowl that would be beneficial to me in packing lunches...I made a lunch box joke container! Almost everyday I pack a joke, riddle or rebus puzzle for my son's lunch box(third grader!) I know the lunch ladies at his school and they love trying to solve them along with his classmates. I usually keep a little stack of jokes that I either print and cut into squares or I hand write out a bunch of jokes on a square notepad. The problem is where to keep them...and somehow the fruit basket really isn't the best place for them.
Behold: the lunch box joke container....
What started as a simple plastic container with a clear lid was easily transformed with some colorful washi tape and a sticker as a label into a fun storage container. I plan to add a magnet on the inside and stick it to the side of my refrigerator so it's easy to grab when I'm packing his lunch box at night. I taped one edge shut to create a hinged lid for easy of opening.
This was a fun upcycle challenge! (#chickfilamomsDIY) It reuses an item that I'd normally throw out and serves a great purpose in my kitchen. Plus it helps add a laugh to my son's school lunch!
What would you make out of a plastic soup container?
Disclosure: I received a sample of the chicken tortilla soup for the purposes of the upcycle challenge. Ideas and opinions shared here are my own!