Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back To School

This is my "Lock and Lock" container (available through my Amazon link at right... although I bought mine at Wal Mart) and I LOVE it!!! I have some "regular" containers that freeze shut every time I put them in the freezer, and I have to thaw them before I can take anything out. My Lock and Lock seals tight to prevent freezer burn and opens easily...and no this is not a paid endorsement. I am writing this because last year we came up with a great way to be prepared for the never ending parade of allergen ridden goodies that seems to come through a kindergarden class. The school allowed me to keep a small box of Emily's treats in the freezer in the teacher's lounge. Every time a parent showed up at the last minute with a box full of cupcakes, Emily would go to the office and they would let her pick out one of her treats. It worked out beautifully and so we are doing it again this year. Here is her box with cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies (which I will be posting the recipe for next week). I think this year I may need to add pizza...pizza parties seem to be the standard reward for everything. Anyway, I know this solution won't work for everyone, but I thought I would put the idea out there in case it was helpful to someone. Happy Back To School!

3 comments:

Speedbump Kitchen said...

We must be kindred spirits, I just bought the same container for my kid in kinder this year and put cupcakes and rocket-pops in hers to be stored in the school freezer. Random treat problem solved!

Allergy Mom said...

I know this is a late comment, but...
last year I left some homemade calzones in the freezer at my son's school for food emergencies. I think they store and transport better than flat pizzas. Libby

FoodAllergyMom said...

Thanks for the idea Allergy Mom. I have yet to try calzones with my pizza dough because it's gluten free and therefore more like a thick batter than a dough...but one of these days when I'm feeling ambitious I'll give it a go.