Loc: Sacramento, CA, USA
|Posted: 9/29/2009 8:26:47 PM|
In an effort to save money on lunches, I'm *trying* to prepare more lunches at home to take to work instead of grabbing something at the store on the way or grabbing something from the kid's line (middle school teacher).
I bought a carton of eggs the other day and realized that one of the things I buy from the lunch line is egg salad sandwiches. At $3 each, I'm sure I can do it cheaper!
So, if I made up a batch of egg salad ahead of time, how long would it last? Could I make it on Sunday and make up a sandwich on Friday? I'm thinking I'd just bring the bread and a small container of egg salad and actually put the sandwich together at school so it doesn't get soggy.
And while I'm on the topic, what do you put in your egg salad?
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|Posted: 9/29/2009 8:37:32 PM|
You can boil the eggs on Sunday and make up enough for a day at a time. I bring mine in a seperate container and assemble at school so it's not soggy.
I add mayo, a bit of mustard, finely chopped onion and celery, and a dash of salt & pepper to mine.
Eggs are super cheap for lunches. You could also simply eat hard boiled eggs or make deviled eggs. Both hold up well in your lunch bag.
If you like quiche that another cheap egg based option. I have a super easy crustless quiche recipe.
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup diced meat
1 c chopped veggies
1 c cream
salt & pepper
Mix well and bake for about one hour at 350.
If you have ramekins you can make individual ones. Otherwise, you can make a pan and cut slices. This recipe can be halved or doubled.
I made a quiche last night with sausage, swiss and chopped onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and carrots. YUMMY!
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|Posted: 9/29/2009 8:45:51 PM|
I always forget about egg salad. That's what I'm having for lunch tomorrow.
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|Posted: 9/29/2009 8:52:55 PM|
I'd boil the eggs ahead--boiled eggs in the shell will keep for up to a week in the frig. However, once the egg salad is made, I'd say 24 hours of refrigeration is max. The eggs being ready each day will save time, though. I boil 6-8 eggs Sunday for the week of lunches ahead, then either make egg salad or just peel one for lunch as needed (three lunch-carriers here!).
Loc: Sacramento, CA, USA
|Posted: 9/29/2009 10:11:39 PM|doh! that makes perfect sense to just boil the eggs on Sunday and mix up the egg salad in the morning. That's exactly why I asked Sometimes the obvious isn't very obvious LOL
Thank you for the other suggestions also - I'll definitely try the quiche too.