How to freeze lunch meat!! Yay! Finally a solution!!!

I dislike buying lunch meat. For me, I don’t go to a deli often enough to buy it when I need it and if I do buy lunch meat, I use some of it and then time flies by and it seems like none of it is gone and it’s about to expire.

Well, my daughter has asked to start eating lunch meat in her lunches. She is in a peanut, tree nut, egg, and fish free classroom. Add to that the fact that she’s kind of burnt out on cheese and my protein options are beginning to dwindle. So, I agreed that we would try lunch meat again.

Luckily Costco has an incredible deal on lunch meat. I believe it was around $6 for 3 pounds of lunch meat. However, the last time we got this deal, I froze some of the packages but was faced with the same usage issue when it came time to actually USE the meat.

Here is my incredible process for freezing lunch meat:IMG_8653.JPG


I took a cookie sheet that fits in my freezer and lined it with parchment paper.

Then my daughter and I carefully rolled each piece of lunch meat into a tube.

When we placed each piece of lunch meat on the parchment paper we made sure that nothing touched each other causing it to stick to each other. We only did two layers since this was our first time trying this.

I put the filled cookie sheet into the freezer and let it set till frozen (about 2 hours).

After two hours we took the cookie sheet out of the freezer, prepared two ziplock freezer bags and then easily lifted each piece of lunch meat into the bag!!!!

Now when it comes time to pack lunches, I’ll put two or three frozen pieces of lunch meat in my daughter’s lunch and it will be thawed by lunch time!!

Now I will hardly ever have to worry about expiring lunch meat again!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!

Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3

Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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