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Old 07-26-2007, 02:40 PM   #11
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As I mentioned, I have taken small portions of the foods I listed to work for lunch for many years. Are you thinking only of sandwiches or salads?

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Old 07-26-2007, 02:47 PM   #12
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He's been eating meat and cheese sandwiches, same as PB & J. He's only been at this job for a couple of weeks, other job he used to get stuff from the lunch truck, but now he doens't have one...so I have to make lunch.

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Old 07-26-2007, 03:14 PM   #13
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I once had a room mate, for a very short period, that would use my lunch meat and bread to make lunch for her kid, so I'd make up sandwiches, minus the spread, wrap them in wax paper, and freeze them. In the morning I would unwrap one, put on the mayo, mustard, or whatever, rewrap, and toss the sandwich into a bag with some chips and whatever dessert I want. By lunch time, the sandwich was thawed.

Now, I have five of these 3 section plastic dishes with snap-on covers I bought at the 99Cents Only store. I make a big Sunday dinner, divide the remains into as many of the sectioned dishes as necessary, and freeze them. In the morning I simply take one out of the freezer and put it in my briefcase. At lunch time, 3 minutes in the nuker does the trick.

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Old 08-03-2009, 08:05 PM   #14
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Some frozen food great for lunches...

Hey, I have had the same dilemma...try some of these, maybe that will help! Keeps it interesting for my husband...

Pizza buns - I make them with my breadmaker, but they could easily be bought too. Easy to grab pre-packaged right out of the freezer.

Pepperoni buns - same idea, with my breadmaker...just make a dough you like, wrap some around pepperoni (I use half a stick each bun) and let rise 10 minute, then bake 15-18 min. at 350. I buy big packs of pepperoni and freeze some to make buns with later(cheaper :)

Quiches - pre-made shells are easy to find, try ones without sugar though...mix up egg with whatever ingredients he likes, maybe spinach and feta, ham and cheddar, tomato and onion...bake (don't remember exactly how long...) and freeze in packs ready to go.

Pizza bagels - half bagel with tomato sauce or even a little paste (I mix in some spices) with ham or pepperoni or whatever and mozz, then bake ahead, cool and freeze

Meal muffins - I enjoy these, but not everyone does...try browsing the name, searching allrecipes.com maybe...they have corn, meat, cheese...everything in them to fill a person up

Willing to warm something up in the morning? Try sending him with a thermos...sounds elementary, but makes a nice change from sandwhiches! Warm it first with hot water, take out a meal from the freezer the morning of or have it defrosting through the night, heat well and send with him. Then you can try...

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Tacos (put other ingredients in a different container) etc.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #15
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Pasta, potato, rice salads can be made in advance, with some meat added if necessary. They don't need to be frozen and will last quite awhile in the fridge. Put in a plastic container, THEN keep small freezer thingies (heck, what are they called) or put some ice in a baggie and toss in the lunch bag.

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