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Keeping Sandwiches Cold

My daughter has an old-fashioned type lunch box with a thermos. Putting in one of those hard ice substitutes took up too much room, so instead I use frozen bread to make her sandwich. The bread thaws in time for lunch while keeping the lunch meat cold enough to prevent bacteria from forming. Now I have room to pack a dessert and my daughter is thrilled!

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By Karen in NH

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By Delaine (Guest Post)
October 31, 20040 found this helpful

With the bread being frozen and then thawing out. Does this not make the bread sort of damp? Just curious.. Thanks!

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January 11, 20050 found this helpful

When packing your child's lunch use a frozen juice box or capri sun. By the time the lunch bell rings the drink will be thawed and everything else will still be cold.

By Mary H

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January 11, 20050 found this helpful

Kids have gone to school for decades without worrying about bacteria spoiling the sandwich in their lunch. Now I wouldn't eat the sandwich made with some mayonnaise that was made at 7am if it is now 5pm, but noon never seemed to be a problem with anyone I grew up with.

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When I was still living at home, one year my parents went on a week long trip and my aunt stayed with us. Before they left my mom and I spent a few hours together making and then freezing LOTS of sandwiches (there were 5 of us plus foster children going to school). I don't remember eating any "soggy" sandwiches later.

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