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.
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!!!!!
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