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Freezer “Cooking” for School Lunches!

Okay, so not really cooking, but we’re still freezing food to save time!

I was reading my Family Fun Magazine today, and one of the reader-tips caught me eye:

Make the whole week’s worth of school lunch sanwiches ahead of time and store in ziploc bags in the freezer.  Then each day toss them in the lunchbox and they’ll be thawed and soft again by lunchtime!

*For sandwiches with condiments, leave them plain and include packets of mayo, etc.. in their lunchbox.

BRILLIANT!!

I am sooooo not a morning person – and at night, I just can’t bear to go back in the kitchen to make more food after dinner’s all cleaned up.  So this idea seems like a perfect way to get morning tasks done a little more smoothly!  I bet this would also be handy for those of you with kids in sports who do sandwiches once in awhile – just stock a corner of your freezer with grab-n-go sammies and save yourself the hassle when you’re in a crunch!

Do you have any little tips that make your life run more smoothly?  Please share them with us so we can try them out on our families!!


Comments

  1. I do this for the 4 of my kids…I purchased an “uncrustable maker” from Pampered Chef a few years ago and make our PB&J uncrustables and freeze them. I purchase bread from the bread store for 69cent a loaf and use from a stockpile of PB&J. That little gadget was a GREAT investment.

  2. I do something similar – but my kids like “roll-ups”…love those free tortillas just for this purpose. I take a tortilla, spread some Philly cooking creme on it, add turkey or ham, a little spinach and roll it up. Freeze in the freezer on a sheet tray, then remove and cut into “coins”. These make great alternatives to sandwiches.

    Also – I get veggies ready for lunches by packaging them in reusable bags and keep them in a plastic shoebox on a shelf in the fridge – makes for quick “grab and go” packing in the morning.

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