Take Some Time to Save Some Time on Healthy Lunches

Homemade Lunch Rolls

Written by Gayle

Making lunches before school was always such an ordeal at our house.  With kids going different directions and with different schedules and tastes, it was a huge challenge every weekday morning.

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But one year I started doing something that made a big difference.  And yesterday I recreated it with four grandsons: We made pizza and ham-n-cheese rolls.

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Back in the day, about once per month, I would make a large batch of these rolls.  Then I would  individually wrap and freeze them, and each morning the kids could choose the kind they wanted (or make another kind of sandwich) and pack their own lunch.  Since the roll was frozen, it would slowly thaw until it was just right at lunchtime.  

It seems like a big job, but the kids had fun helping to make them, and then the morning routine was much faster.

You Will Need:

https://sites.google.com/site/lassenslovesgaylerecipes/homemade-healthy-lunch-rolls
Makes 12-15 Lunch Rolls

Step One:

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Make the Dough

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  • Add your fillings--pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese, or ham and cheese (Sun-dried tomatoes and olives would be great!  Or chopped broccoli and cheese!)
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  • Fold up three edges and pinch together, and then fold up the rest and pinch together to hold the filling inside
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I did it!
  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray
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  •  Brush with butter.  This will help the rolls to bake a golden brown color.  
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  • Allow to raise for about an hour.  The won't get significantly bigger, but you'll see the dough gets puffier.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until golden
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We had these for dinner last night with watermelon and cucumbers!

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Yum!
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Even the pickiest eater ate it!
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And the one-year-old loved it!
Lassen's carries a selection of fun lunch boxes to help reduce lunchtime waste!  This one is a full kit!

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Or you can add these fun reusable containers to the box you already have

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How do you like this stainless steel stacking set?

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Or a spaceship fabric set!

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With a little planning and preparation, making school lunches doesn't have to be stressful!

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Happy Back to School!

Love,

Lassen's