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Old 07-19-2013, 07:56 AM   #101
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We break up the PB&J monotony with cheese quesadillas. Usually pair that with a fresh veggie and/or fresh fruit. Sometimes pretzels. And usually some type of dessert. Sadly, we usually buy prepackaged cookies or other snacks for dessert, but I love the ideas on this thread about baking homemade goodies and freezing them in single serving sizes to thaw. Going to give it a try!

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:14 PM   #102
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I heard about a mom of many who made lunch stuff on the weekends and put in bins in the freezer and then the kids packed their own lunches. They grabbed one thing from each bin - sandwich, fruit, etc.
Has anyone premade sandwiches and frozen them? Are they good when the defrost or are they soggy? Any tips to do this successfully would be appreciated!
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #103
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I make a quiche on the weekend and then use the leftovers for lunch boxes. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose baking mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup milk
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk, heated


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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.




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In a medium bowl, mix together the baking mix, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Gradually mix in the milk until moistened. Knead a few times on a floured board. Roll dough out to a 12 inch circle, and press into the greased pie pan. Fold edges, and flute.




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Place bacon and onion in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, and cook until bacon is evenly brown. Drain, and crumble bacon. Sprinkle bacon, onion, and Cheddar cheese into the pie pan.




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In a medium bowl, beat eggs with 1 teaspoon salt and hot pepper sauce, then slowly stir in hot evaporated milk. Pour into the pie shell.




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Bake 5 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking 25 minutes, or until center is almost set. Do not over bake - the quiche will set as it cools.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #104
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Here's another favorite for lunch boxes in our house:
Chicken Lollipops
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups crushed potato chips
lollipop sticks from a craft or party store
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a cookie sheet or line with foil
Crush chips on a plate
Mix egg and milk
Dip chicken into milk and egg mixture then coat with chips
Spread nuggets out on cookie sheet
Bake for 10 minutes, turn nuggets over and bake for 10 minutes more until golden brown
remove from oven and insert lollipop stick into each nugget
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:23 AM   #105
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My kids hate when I try new things in their packed lunches. So frustrating! it's easy to just make a sandwich every day but it's all they want, with chips and a drink :-/ Hopefully I can use some of these ideas once in awhile to help them step outside their comfort zone!
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:38 AM   #106
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Bumping this thread, I need ideas for a picky mans lunch. Lol.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:58 AM   #107
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My kids love egg whites with sea salt, celery sticks with ranch dip, veggie baked sticks, fresh cut up strawberries, grapes. Just some ideas.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:36 AM   #108
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I love those little bento boxes. Put grapes in one part, cheese, ham roll up. Keeps everything separate but a complete meal.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #109
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I love those little bento boxes. Put grapes in one part, cheese, ham roll up. Keeps everything separate but a complete meal.
what's a ham rollup? I want one
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:16 AM   #110
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For my plain Jane kids just ham rolled up with cheese. But for me I'd add a honey mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, provolone. I'm getting hungry!
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