This was a beef and lentil stew that I cooked earlier in the week. It took me about 15 mins to prep (threw a few other veg to roast in the oven too) and then I let it slowly burble away.
The boys love hearty dishes like this and I love it because it's easy to make and chock full of all sorts of good stuff.
The only negative is the curb appeal. It just doesn't look great, especially when prepped to go in the lunchbox. And my boys have heard quite a few negative comments over the years (dog food among them!).
Oh well, that's life. Bet the thermos comes home empty anyway ...