Freezing sandwiches

(29 Posts)
LovesGSD Sat 19-Jan-13 11:52:00

After reading the good tips on here I've decided that I'm going to start freezing sandwiches for the DC packed lunches all week. Fillings will be tuna, cold meat or cheese, are these ok to freeze?

Lilymaid Sat 19-Jan-13 11:54:44

No problems with these - avoid fillings that involve eggs and salad ingredients. Some people are sniffy about freezing sandwiches, but we have always had excellent results - and saved a lot of time and money.

LovesGSD Sat 19-Jan-13 12:07:15

I usually start off good on a Monday/Tuesday but come Wednesday's I'm back to school dinners hmm so this is defo going to save time and money grin

mamacoffee Sat 19-Jan-13 12:19:10

I've never heard of this how does it work? Wouldn't the sandwiches go soggy when they defrost? What do you about salad/veg?

notapizzaeater Sat 19-Jan-13 12:21:56

Used to do this years ago - meant I could use all the pack of ham on really fresh bread and the butties kept my lunchbox cool. Hate hate stale bred !

mumnosbest Sat 19-Jan-13 12:23:19

we do this and theyre fine. Again avoid salad and mayo. great time saver!

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Sat 19-Jan-13 19:38:03

Ive been doing this for a few weeks and love it. I hated making the packed lunches every night when I was shattered.

Has anyone tried freezing sandwiches with houmous? Dd asking for some but I am unsure whether it will taste ok.

AdoraBell Sat 19-Jan-13 20:32:28

No idea about the humous, maybe you could do 1 and try it before committing to a batch? I plan to freeze sandwiches when my DDs go back to school, for those days when all I can think to send them is confused

munchkinmaster Sat 19-Jan-13 20:35:50

Does cheese work? Plain ham doesn't sound exciting.

PixieHot Sat 19-Jan-13 20:40:25

Yes, cheese works smile.

It's great doing this actually, I'm going to do it again. Sometimes I put a piece of kitchen roll in between the 2 halves, but I can't remember it making a lot if difference. Honestly, the sandwiches are wholly acceptable, if a little tiny bit dull (we used to make cheese / ham / beef).

Loshad Sat 19-Jan-13 20:43:41

sounds grim tbh, and an admission that they are dull confirms it for me. I love salad in my sandwiches though, and since we have a large family we don't waste food anyway.

Velcropoodle Sat 19-Jan-13 20:45:09

It works for me, I use bread rolls, ham or cheese, (of course it may be that she doesn't eat them!). They aren't soggy. Such a time saver too!

PigletJohn Sun 20-Jan-13 00:11:12

pickle, mustard or chutney on your ham, cheese or cold meat sandwiches will enliven them. You can't use tomato or other salady stuff.

you can also freeze peanut butter, jam or marmite sandwiches.

PigletJohn Sun 20-Jan-13 00:13:01

this gives you the chance to use aice ham

TheSecondComing Sun 20-Jan-13 00:18:29

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DioneTheDiabolist Sun 20-Jan-13 00:24:00

What do you wrap them in?

ggirl Sun 20-Jan-13 00:24:10

so you can't do tuna mayo sandwiches then?

I promise they don't go soggy grin and salad goes in fresh separately so the sandwiches aren't soggy from the salad either! wink

Velcropoodle Sun 20-Jan-13 00:29:10

I do use mayo and nobody has been reported to he HPU yet. I don't use tomatoes, cucumber, or anything watery.

You can freeze them individually in sandwich bags, works fine. We do:
Ham
Cheese
Left over roast chicken etc
Left over sausages
Jam
Peanut butter

We also freeze cake!

And pizza!

My dds and ds's love choosing what they are going to put in thy lunch box for the next day. We make up the lunch boxes while tea is cooking to allow plenty of defrost time! grin

ggirl Sun 20-Jan-13 00:48:50

ooh great , so tuna mayo will work, will try making tomorrow for monday

Rocksie Sun 20-Jan-13 08:31:15

So when do you take them out of freezer, night before or in morning?

I do this, make them on the weekend (have been known to do a months worth at a time) and then the night before take out what we need for the next day. I keep them in the fridge overnight, in the morning I add salad stuff and it is yummy at lunch time.

RedPencils Sun 20-Jan-13 08:46:41

I do a week at a time. Saves me time in the morning and means I don't have to worry about whether we've got enough ham/cheese etc

Any cold meat, cheese or tuna mayo for us. They don't go soggy at all.

aftermay Sun 20-Jan-13 08:54:18

I've been doing these for the past week. I'm a convert now. I do them for me to take to work as well, definitely not soggy.

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