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You are going to love this sandwich lunch box hack!
Truth be told, there are actually some household chores that I enjoy doing. Seriously. That’s not a joke. For example, doing, folding and even putting away the laundry fills me with peace and gives me a false sense of control over my life (all the LOL’s). And seeing the indentation of fresh vacuum lines in my carpet fills my heart with great joy. Crazy, right?
But… packing lunches?
I could totally not pack another lunch in my whole life and be perfectly fine. My kids, however, would starve. Apparently they have decided that buying lunch at school just isn’t their thing.
If you are anything like me, you have a silent, mental tally running of just how many school lunches you have left to pack until summer break rolls around again and you can let your kids just snack their way through lunch without feeling guilty.
You want some yogurt and a cheese stick for lunch? Great! Have all the dairy you want! A handful of grapes and some pepperoni slices in between games of Marco-polo? Perfection.
But, until then, I guess I just have to suck it up and keep packing these lunches.
For the sake of my sanity and my precious time, I have simplified my lunch packing routine tremendously. Every day they get either a cheese stick or yogurt, some fresh fruit, a snack of some sort and a main course.
The main course is typically an Uncrustable PB&J, a homemade Lunchable consisting of pepperoni, crackers and sliced mozzarella cheese or…. a carefully constructed, gourmet sandwich.
Fine, it is just a regular sandwich but one I have to make, nonetheless.
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Recently I have discovered an easy sandwich hack that allows me to quickly pack two or three days worth of sandwiches for my three kids all at once.
Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! And I’m here to share it with you!
What you’ll need:
- 1 Pack of King’s Hawaiian Sweet rolls. The family pack is awesome because it comes with 18 rolls but not all grocery stores have them You may have to settle for a pack of 12.
- Condiments of your choice. My kids all like mayonnaise which makes their Daddy want to cry. He would rather die than eat a sandwich slathered in mayo.
- Sandwich cheese of your choice. The one pictured here is sliced Colby Jack but feel free to do “you” in the cheese department.
- Lunch meat of choice. We typically do turkey but every now and then I like to do ham or salami. My children could live off of cured meats if I’d let them. The pack you see pictured here is from Costco. I am not trying to win any awards by buying thin-sliced organic Boar’s Head from the Deli. It is Hillshire Farm’s Naturals Slow Roasted Turkey Breast and it is delicious. (Hint: you can also do this with PB&J)
- Take the Hawaiian Rolls out in one, connected piece and place on a cutting board
- Slice the entire thing in half so you have a sandwich top and a sandwich bottom
- Spread bread with condiment of choice or, of course, leave it plain.
- Layer the cheese on so one side of the sandwich bread is completely covered.
- Place turkey slices or lunch meat of choice on top of cheese.
- Put the bottom piece on the top and flip the whole thing over at once.
- Cut sandwich keeping two “sandwich sliders” together.
- Wrap them individually in aluminum foil, Saran Wrap or put them in separate sandwich baggies or Tupperware.
- Store in fridge and throw them in lunch boxes when ready!
There you have it folks! I hope this makes your life a little easier!
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