Frozen Sandwiches For Quick Make Ahead Lunches
Frozen sandwiches are the creme de le creme of make ahead lunches. Who has time to make lunch in the morning before work or sending the kids off to school?
Bread freezes amazingly well, and so do meat and cheese. So, sandwiches should freeze well too right? Heck yes! Just remember what can freeze and what can't and make sure the bread doesn't get soggy. We'll cover both of these.
What Can't Go In a Frozen Sandwich?
Keep the Bread from Getting Soggy
Chicken Salad Sandwich: Spread a thin layer of butter across the two pieces of bread covering the whole area. Leave any apples, grapes or celery out of your salad and use only enough mayo to make it adequately moist. Spread the salad on top of one piece of buttered bread. Add a slice of cheese if desired. Top with the second piece of buttered bread, wrap, label and freeze.
Ham and Cheese Sandwich: Put mustard, mayo and other condiments between the pieces of ham and cheese OR spread the bread with butter then add a layer of your chosen condiments. Put the ham and cheese in the middle and wrap, label and freeze.
Hey! What About Warm Sandwiches?
Meatball Sub: Pack meatballs and sauce in a small container add Parmesan too, then pack bun and sliced mozzarella separately and freeze. At lunch time reheat the meatballs and sauce in the microwave, place on bun, top with cheese and give another 10 seconds or so to warm the bun and melt the cheese.
Try different types of breads.
Try different fillings, meats and cheeses.
Cut lettuce, tomato and other fresh toppings ahead, bag separately and keep refrigerated. These ‘sandwich kits’ can be put in your lunchbox with your frozen sandwich and added to the sandwich when you eat.
How to Freeze Sandwiches
How to Thaw Sandwiches
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