‘I would never make these for my kids’: Mom is called ‘lazy’ by parents because she made 40 sandwiches and frozen them to save time on school lunches every morning
- An Australian mother was asked to make 40 frozen sandwiches
- She makes ham, cream cheese, plum jam and Vegemite-filled bread for her children
- But not everyone was on board to give their children frozen food for lunch
- Some said that once thawed, they are relatively tasteless to children
An Australian mother has been beaten by parents for making 40 sandwiches for school lunches and freezing them, and many claim the bread will be “tasteless” by the time her children eat it.
The woman, who shared her lunchbox tactic because she wanted advice on freezing methods, said preparing two-week sandwiches saved her time in the long run.
“The kids take them out in the morning and put them in their sandwich boxes, and the sandwich bag goes back to the freezer, ready to be reused (to stay eco-friendly and cost effective),” she said.
The sandwiches are filled with ham, cream cheese, plum jam and Vegemite because she likes to keep it ‘simple’ in the kitchen.
The woman said that preparing two-week rolls saved her in the long run (pictured are the rolls in the freezer)
While the smart mom was largely congratulated on coming up with such a time-saving method, some disagreed with the need to freeze such a large batch, and others said it was “lazy.”
“I would never eat a frozen sandwich. That’s dirty, ”one of them replied.
“I’m with you! I wouldn’t want to eat a frozen sandwich so I wouldn’t make one for my kids. It takes a while to make a sandwich, “said another.
A third added, “My mom used to make peanut butter sandwiches as a kid, so I’ll admit those sandwiches were thrown out at school every day.”
Others said that as long as they thawed for a few hours, they don’t taste any different, and that the “negative comments were unnecessary.”
This is not the first time that an Aussie parent has confessed to freezing lunch box food (stock image)
This isn’t the first time that an Aussie parent has shared this trick, with a Queensland mom saying she spends an entire evening a month preparing ham and cheese wraps for her son to enjoy.
The woman, who spoke about her method on Facebook in 2019, said that as a full-time working life, she can go ‘crazy’ and this is an easy way to stay on top of the freezer.
His favorite is ham and cheese wraps. They freeze very well and can then go directly from the freezer to the sandwich maker for those rushed mornings and evenings, ‘she wrote at the time.
A mother revealed that she spends a full evening a month preparing delicious ham and cheese wraps for her son to enjoy in the morning or as an afternoon snack
Occasionally, the mother said she replaces ham with a sausage cut in half with barbecue sauce and cheese, but her son prefers the ham combination
How do you keep meals fresh while preparing meals?
* Protein must be well cooked
* Make sure food is covered in the refrigerator
* Place a small piece of kitchen paper in your salad container to keep the vegetables fresh all week
* Add water to your carrot and celery sticks to keep them hydrated and crunchy
* Lightly spray avocado with cooking oil before refrigerating
* Hot food should be chilled before chilling and all food should be chilled until ready to eat (as it is only safe to reheat food once)
* Do not add salt or dressing to your salads until ready to consume
* Milk added to your oats should completely cover fruit
Others agreed that the individually wrapped sandwiches would be the perfect boost if you are behind schedule.
Occasionally, the mother said that she would replace ham with a sausage cut in half with barbecue sauce and cheese, but her son prefers the ham combination.
“I’ve seen this with al foil instead of a zip bag. Straight from the freezer to the sandwich press, and they said there was no need to clean the appliance, “someone helpfully added.
Another woman said she wraps hers in parchment paper so she can put it straight in the toaster so it can be eaten on the go.