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    Default Quick Hot Lunch Idea

    I can't remember where I got this idea - but I've been doing it for the past couple of months and its working out great!

    I make ham sandwichs on hamburger buns (with mayo & cheese). I wrap the whole sandwich in foil and freeze them together in a freezer bag. When I want an easy lunch, I reheat them in a 350* oven for about 15 minutes. Its yummy, melty and just plain good!

    I buy a large bag of whole wheat buns and a pack of Black Forest ham at Costco.....next I'm going to try this with breakfast sandwiches. I'll let you know how they turn out!

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    That's a great idea! I've been making DBF breakfast burritos with the tortillas from Costco. If I use sausage (sometimes I used ham), cheese, eggs, tator tots and the tortillas I costed (is that a word?) them at $.36 each. He had been buying them at a convienience store for $2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamauk View Post
    I make ham sandwichs on hamburger buns (with mayo & cheese). I wrap the whole sandwich in foil and freeze them together in a freezer bag.
    Great idea, but I'm surprised you haven't noticed a problem with the mayo which doesn't freeze well at all (it separates), though I wonder if Miracle Whip would work since its a different makeup.

    Usually condiments are added after thawing, which is where all those packets from the fast food places get used up.

    I make mine with regular bread, buttered all the way to the edges, sometimes with mustard which fairs pretty well through the process, but I just put out in the morning. Thaws in about 3 hours and ready for lunch. Years (and years) ago my mother froze my entire lunch in my lunch box, but tossed in a little container of condiments and fruits just before leaving. Kept everything cool until lunch and I was the envy of everyone with such a fresh sandwich and fruits.

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    OH! Great idea! I hate lunch time..lol. I have little ones to feed, and then just don't feel like prepping my lunch. Not good.


    In the mornings...I like to scramble an egg, put on a tortilla with a mild salsa and *maybe* a sprinkle of cheddar. It takes no time to scramble the egg.

    Hmm... now I"m wondering what else could be put in the freezer for quick healthy lunches.
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    I wonder if I made these and dh put them on his dash board how they would be at lunch time?

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    Ann, I think you'd have one sick hubby by the time he got home


    I make ahead breakfast sandwiches. Either with english muffins or homemade biscuits. I cook up eggs on a cookie sheet in the oven, cut them with a pizza cutter into squares and assemble it w/ cheese, sausage (or ham or bacon) and cheese. I wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in a freezer bag. To heat them, I unwrap the plastic wrap & re-wrap w/ waxed paper & microwave them for 405-60 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    Ann, I think you'd have one sick hubby by the time he got home


    I make ahead breakfast sandwiches. Either with english muffins or homemade biscuits. I cook up eggs on a cookie sheet in the oven, cut them with a pizza cutter into squares and assemble it w/ cheese, sausage (or ham or bacon) and cheese. I wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in a freezer bag. To heat them, I unwrap the plastic wrap & re-wrap w/ waxed paper & microwave them for 405-60 seconds.
    You have the best ideas, and I am not kidding!!
    I've never thought of cooking eggs on a cookie sheet in the oven. How many eggs, do you add anything to them, how hot, how long? I would love to try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pip View Post
    You have the best ideas, and I am not kidding!!
    I've never thought of cooking eggs on a cookie sheet in the oven. How many eggs, do you add anything to them, how hot, how long? I would love to try this.
    I blogged about it, complete w/ pictures here

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    YankeeMOM--that's awesome. I'm going to try this sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    I blogged about it, complete w/ pictures here
    This is great! We are low carb and I've been wondering how I can make eggs every day for DH. This is perfect because I can cook them all up on Sunday, slice, and put in a baggie for each day. Thanks!

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    Thanks to both of you!

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    OOPS, sorry, you're right - I did use Miracle Whip.

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    I'm going to try the lunch sandwhiches too as well as the "square" eggs for breakfast ones too!

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    WOW!! Great ideas! State testing is next week and I was wondering how I was going to get a decent healthy breakfast ready for my kids without getting up at 5:00 am ( We all have to leave the house at 7am). This idea will work great! Thanks so much, ladies!

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    I like the lunch and the breakfast versions of these sandwiches! Yummy!

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