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Old 09-04-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Let's share our recipes & ideas for packing lunches for our DH & kiddos, going to make it a sticky

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Old 09-04-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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Great thread.

Not a recipe but...

If you pack lunchmeat sandwiches, every Friday (or Tuesday...) get deli meats and cheese and break up the monotony of packaged. Great hit!
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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DH gets leftovers or a plain roast beef sandwich w/tator tots, an apple and yogurt I'll be watching this thread though, for ideas.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:41 PM   #4
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Some tricks that I use to make things go farther
Is I always make my own jellos, pudding, etc and put the in a container we have rather than buying the pre packaged ones.
Or on grocery day I always buy a big thing of grapes or strawberries or peanuts and then I divide them into ziploc baggies for individual servings.
We go through a lot of raisins string cheese and yogurt for lunches to....
Another thing I make is my own trail mix for a little snack.
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Awesome ideas

Yeah my guys get leftovers or sandwiches, I need new ideas though lol DH is picky and DSS slightly so it makes it harder
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:04 AM   #6
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We baked cookies last night and packaged them up in snack sized baggies and froze them. I just need to grab one a day and throw it in ds's lunch bag and it will help keep the sandwich cooler but also thaw enough to eat come lunch time.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:50 AM   #7
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I made banana bread in a bunt cake pan a few days ago. I cut up an entire one (we made several) into wedges, placed in individual ziplock bags, and froze them.

DD makes her lunch the night before. If she chooses one of these treats from the freezer, it is thawed by lunch the next day.
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We made zucchini bread and put in cupcake liners, froze, and now pack! DS is 6, and this is what he likes:

***cereal (he buys milk at school to pour on it)

I also read somewhere that you can make fahitas, warm them up, wrap in foil, and place in a thermos...haven't tried it yet, but sounds like a good idea. DS loves tacos, so I may have to try this soon. I will be watching this thread--it is sooo hard to pack lunches and not get BOR----ing!!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:40 AM   #9
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AWESOME IDEAS!

my kids have cold lunch daily cause were vegg-heads..I usually have them help the night before ..but we use tupperware and do a scoop of cottage cheese with a tomato or peaches...string cheese ..a fruit or veggie (depending on the choice w/ the cottage chz) or pb&j..and I have tupper-wares that have bagged organic snacks that I buy in bulk from Woodmans..they pick from those Its actually somthing they look forward to doing after dinner and before bedtime snack..

.Owen gets to pacck one too...he is home with me during the day but it makes lunchtime a breeze
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http://www.cooksrecipes.com/category/sandwich.html

heres an excellent site for cold sandwiches, hot sandwiches, homemade condiments, etc. (link is above)
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