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thread: Sandwiches, Lunches & Light Meals

  1. #109
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2006
    Eastern 'Burbs
    716

    I bulk buy our bread and freeze it.....it defrosts fine. I would have thought some fillings would make a frozen sandwich soggy....I guess it's a trial and error thing though.


  2. #110
    Registered User

    Dec 2005
    Bendigo, Vic
    667

    I grew up on frozen sandwiches. My mother made lunches for four every sunday afternoon with fresh bread from the markets. The sandwiches did tend to get a bit boring as they were devoid of salad.

    Our stock standards were:
    roast pork with apple chutney
    ham with mustard
    chicken/turkey with cranberry sauce (better still, left over roast chook).
    lamb and fruit chutney
    salami with tomato chutney
    cheese (brother always had cheese and chutney)
    devon & tomato sauce (other brother had this for a year!)
    vegemite
    vegemite & cheese

    and that was about it.

    Basically any deli meat and chutney/sauce combination doesn't defrost into a mushy mess. Be scant with the sauce though.

    We never ever had any success with any fresh salad or vegetable ingredients.

    Oh and her other secret was two layers of gladwrap on everything!

  3. #111
    Life Member. Every Australian needs a Farmer.

    Dec 2005
    In Bankworld with Barbara
    14,222

    You would probably just leave them in the lunch box and they would defrost in time for lunch. I use frozen bread, but not frozen sandwiches.

  4. #112
    Registered User

    Dec 2005
    Bendigo, Vic
    667

    Sherie is right, you just put them in your lunchbox and they are thawed out by lunchtime at room temp.

    Sherie - when using frozen bread, does that get around the salad problem?

  5. #113
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2006
    Western Sydney
    253

    Yep just pop them in the lunch box and they defrost by lunchtime - I lived on these during school

  6. #114
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Aug 2003
    VIC
    985

    my friend suggested it to me, as she freezes made up sandwhiches each week and just puts them in the kids lunchbox each day, she said it saves her heaps of time. Because its just for Ashlea's lunch for kinder 3 times a week the salad thing isnt a real problem cause she usually sticks to ham and cheese or chicken or peanut butter or honey. She can't take peanutbutter to school but i didnt know what honey would be like when it defrosts??

  7. #115
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2004
    5,756

    My mum used to do this when i was in primary school. I absolutely hated it. I couldn't eat them, they tasted weird and just yuck, which is probably why i can't even eat a fresh sandwich anymore!

  8. #116
    Registered User

    Dec 2005
    Bendigo, Vic
    667

    Tegan - I think this is what double gladwrap helps fix. Otherwise they just taste like the freezer. Know what you mean though.. I only like freshly made ones now.

  9. #117
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    So everyone what did you have for lunch today?

    I had a bowl of strawberries & because I had no grown up yoghurt I stol one of Zander's kids ones LOL! Very yummy

    Ooh and yesterday I had this delicious pumpkin salad from the shops I think it had pumpkin, baby spinach, chick peas, spanish onion & I think it may have been italian dressing. I am definately going to try & recreate it!

  10. #118
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
    8,944

    Sarah do you have Debra Hay's off the shelf cookbook?? There is a pumpkin/cous cous/ spinach salad there... I can imagine the flavours working wekk with chick peas & spanish onion.

    I had a toasted tuna & salad sandwich... and some biccies

  11. #119
    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!
    2,877

    Veggie pikelets and cucumber and watermelon chunks............

  12. #120
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    Ooooh Christy no I don't, do you?? Do you wanna post it for me when you have a minute? I'll be your best frieeeeend. Hehe, sorry weird mood over here, can you tell!

  13. #121
    Tigergirl1980 Guest

    I had chicken caesar salad made by my mum

  14. #122
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2006
    Western Sydney
    253

    I had a yummo pumpkin soup (courtesy of Fletch's recipe) but then was naughty and had some kettle chips and a wagon wheel, whoops!

    All this talk of wraps makes me want to take them for lunch - will have to buy some pita bread

  15. #123
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    Zander is hooked on wrap as well - forgot to mention! He loves chicken, corn (he's addicted), cheese & a little bit of mayo.

    He had fish fingers, peas & corn for lunch today.

  16. #124
    Life Member. Every Australian needs a Farmer.

    Dec 2005
    In Bankworld with Barbara
    14,222

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