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41 thoughts on “Making More Time for Things That Matter”

  1. I had no idea you could make uncrustables at home. How neat. I don’t buy them because my kids don’t like grape jelly, but if I made them myself, I could put in any flavor jelly I want to 🙂

  2. I love these! I’m trying to think of snacks and breakfast foods I can make and take on a quick trip out of town. Thanks.

  3. these are great ideas… I wish my kids would eat! If I did this… they would trade the lunch I made them for something like a bag of chips… UGH!

  4. Fantastic ideas! These all look great and I can’t think of many (if any) kids who wouldn’t wolf down on all of these.

  5. What a great idea to make so many things ahead and freeze them. My kids have actually been making their own lunches lately and it helps a lot.

  6. I let my kids come in the kitchen to cook with me often and I have started to show my son what to do it gives us a chance to talk and for me to show him some stuff

  7. Oh I love these ideas! You are creative in the kitchen girlie!!! I will have to try all of them. I always make my kids lunches too. They have never eaten school lunches 🙂

  8. I didn’t know you can make uncrustables at home. I’m always peeling off the crust of my daughter’s sandwiches because they hate it! I’m glad there is another option!

  9. You made such great things, I love the sandwiches that you can freeze. My daughter isn’t in school yet but I’ll have to remember these ideas.

  10. That is great to make things ahead and freeze them. I am a big fan of packing everything the night before too. Saves so much time as I am not a morning person.

  11. Thank you for these lunch ideas! Our kiddos aren’t in school yet but we always try to do easy lunches so I’m not stuck in the kitchen when home alone with a 3 year old and 3 month old. I’m going to make up my own batch of uncrustables!

  12. I really need to make more stuff ahead of time and freeze them. It would save so much time and stress later!

  13. Homemade Uncrustables?! MUST… MAKE… My daughter and I love those things. I could make a dozen and freeze them for the whole week. This would save so much time!

  14. I definitely feel your pain. I have to make things the night before or make big batches and put them in containers in the fridge.

  15. My kids are not in school yet, but I pack my husbands left overs up as I clean up dinner so that he has a lunch ready to go for the next day!

  16. When my kids hit middle school, they started making their own lunches.Then I knew they’d pick things they wanted to eat. 🙂

  17. My daughter hates eating the crust, so I love your easy way to make uncrustable sandwiches, as well as the slow cooker chex mix–love using my slow cooker.

  18. I saw your apple pies on Facebook the other day. Those are so adorable, and you are such a great mom for going the extra mile to send them a healthy lunch.

  19. I love making quick Uncrustables at home!! I also love the idea of the slow cooker chex mix!

  20. I LOVE the idea that you made homemade uncrustables – how creative! You have totally inspired me to get more creative in the kitchen for the kids lunches!

  21. What a good idea to make the sandwiches and freeze them. I make lunch for everyone, but I get up so early (we’re talking dumb-early here),it’s not taking time from the kids. I do love the idea of planning ahead like this though, and would do it in a heartbeat!

  22. What a great idea. I had not thought about premaking lunches. I like the lunchbox apple pies!!

  23. You have a bunch of yummy things cooking there! I made something similar in my crockpot this week – I just love snack mix!

  24. Having my daughter help prepare snacks helps her get involved. We spend time making things she likes which ensures that she will eat them .

  25. My son loves to help me with dinner when I make certain things. I try to remember that letting them get hands on is ensuring they will be that way in their future.

  26. Great tips. My kids are not school age yet but I try to save time in the kitchen by cooking meals that can turn into lunch the next day.

  27. Pampered Chef makes a sandwich cutter that seals the edges of the sandwiches. We use it all the time to make uncrustables!

  28. I didn’t know it was so easy to make those little sandwiches at home! I will give it a try. These look like great ways to save time in the kitchen.

  29. I got to make those pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for my MOPS group sometimes. I’m totally diggin’ your uncrustables too. I’d much rather make something homemade for my son rather than it being processed.

  30. We have a pampered chef crimper thing that I use to make our uncrustables and freeze them. My toddler thinks they’re great!

  31. Sorry that your Chex Mix recipe didn’t turn out well. I have never heard of it being made in the crockpot. Maybe it will be better when you try out the other recipe or perhaps you could tweak the one you already used.

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