I wanted to update you all with my post How I Make Cold Lunches in a Day.
First off, this method has been working so wonderfully for me – it’s an absolute dream. I am so so so so happy its working! Last year I was giving up on Cold Lunches all the time and just sending them instead with money for hot lunch..OUCH! With 3 kids paying eating hot lunch @ $2.50 each that was expensive. This Making Cold Lunches in a day is saving my family money.
So what is this system? It’s basically making a week’s worth of bagged up lunch stuff once a week. The kids can grab their lunch stuff every morning quickly – I have a cold lunch bucket that is in my fridge, and a room temperature bucket in my pantry. You can read all about it here.
So here is the update I wanted to share with you. I have been making sandwiches and freezing them a week in advance. The kids can grab the frozen sandwich and add it to their lunchbox – and it also acts as a cold element so I usually don’t even add one of those freeze-ice packs.
Usually I just buy a package of rolls – there are larger sandwich styles or just basic rolls if you find your children dont need that much sandwich. I will just add some sort of deli meat and cheese only. If you did want to add mayo or mustard you should add it between the meat & cheese so it won’t be absorbed into the bread when it thaws, making a soggy yucky sandwich. PS – My kids love just pepperoni and cheese. I then saran wrap the sandwiches and add them to a freezer bag. Then freeze. Works like a charm.
So I am curious to know, have any of you been trying this method out? Is is working for you? Any cool food ideas you would like to share?