I have a hard time bringing my lunch to work each day. I am always running late (darn sleep) and don't always have time to pack a lunch in the morning. Eating out everyday can get expensive (average lunch is between $5-$10) and also the portions are way out of control. More eating out=less $$ and bigger waistline.
Once I figured out that I could freeze sandwiches and then grab and go in the mornings, wow what a time saver! You always hear about families who meal plan and do batch cooking, but for single people that is hard. It takes a while to make a sandwich in the mornings (searching for ingredients, a container, a bag, etc) or sometimes I buy a thing of lunch meat and by the time I can use all of it, it goes bad. Sigh. Freezing them saves me time in the mornings and also trips to the grocery store.
So, the other day I made a big batch of frozen sandwiches. I bought two loaves of wheat bread (healthier and it freezes better), cheese, lunch meat, peanut butter, and jelly.
I made the PB&J sandwiches first and I rotated the jelly between cherry and Mango Hibanero. The lunch meat was a salami type meat, which isn't the best, but the blogs I researched said not to use mayo. I like mayo, but only on ham sandwiches. Turkey uses mustard, but ham ONLY uses mayo. It's gross (to me) any other way. I could have gotten turkey but the salami looked really good.
I do not lettuce or tomato on my sandwiches, so I didn't have to worry about freezing them. They say not to add that to the sandwiches until you are using them and they thaw. Lettuce and other veggies don't freeze well.
Anyway, the first few days have gone great! I just pull one out in the mornings and add it to my lunch bag. They thaw by lunchtime and taste the same!