A mum has shared how she uses ice cube trays to freeze leftover pizza sauce, which her daughter than has in her packed lunches so she can enjoy spaghetti and meatballs.
A mum has come up with a genius day that will save mums everywhere plenty of time when it comes to preparing packed lunches for their kids, as well as ensuring the meals still get the seal of approval from the kids!
The mum posted the idea on the Facebook group Lunchbox Mums, where mums can proudly share their hacks when it comes to making their kids a yummy lunch to take to school.
The anonymous mum admitted that it was the first time she had tried the idea, but that she was happy with how it turned out.
Along with some meatballs she had previously prepared, the mum shared how she used an ice cube tray to freeze over some leftover pizza sauce and gravy.
After cooking the pasta, she stored it in the fridge. When her daughter went to school, she was able to tuck into spaghetti and meatballs throughout the day – with no extra preparation needed.
The mum said: “Trailing a little experiment, I used an ice cube tray to freeze some leftover pizza sauce and gravy. I also froze some meatballs. Last night I cooked some pasta last night (which will be fine in the fridge for the week). My daughter is very excited to have spaghetti and meatballs for lunch.”
To show exactly how it looked, the mum posted a photo which showed the packed lunch box. The plain pasta was placed at the bottom of the packed lunch, and the frozen meatballs and sauces at the top.
The mum said she hoped that it would be ready to eat in time for lunch, hence why it was just an experiment at the time.
Alongside the spaghetti and meatballs, there was a chocolate glazed doughnut, a mixture of berries, apple slices and a bag of pretzels to snack on.
Many mums absolutely loved the hack and wanted to try the trick out for themselves.
The mum later confirmed that when her daughter arrived home, she had enjoyed her pasta meal so much she had eaten it all. The only thing she hadn’t touched was the bag of pretzels.
One person suggested that meatballs be frozen in the sauce, rather than keep them separate. However, other mums were quick to point out that most kids tend to be fussy about foods mixing so in order to cater to all children, so it made sense.
The mum later added: “I did think about doing that, but I use the meatballs for my son (who isn’t in school yet) too, and he doesn’t like sauce.
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