The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Jackie:
I save $47.50 per week by packing lunches for our three sons for school. The secret to making packing easy and economical is freezer sandwiches. I wait for a great sale on lunch meat and then we buy a bunch and have a family sandwich making day.
We form an assembly line. One child gets the bread out. One does meat and another does cheese. Mom cuts sandwiches in half. Dad puts them into Ziploc bags. (We only use Ziploc brand because cheap bags made sandwiches taste like plastic.) We then put the individual bags into a 2 gallon freezer bag and lay flat in freezer.
Each morning, I take sandwiches out of the freezer and place directly into the kids lunchboxes. They thaw by lunch. No need for a cold pack. I have a container in our fridge where we keep leftover condiment packets from restaurants. I just toss one of those in with the sandwiches.
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Genius – GENIUS! And so timely with school starting in soon too! My boys will be packing more this year and I will definitely use this time!
What lunch ideas do you have for saving time AND money?