Don't get me wrong! There is much to be thankful for in the fact that I make lunches daily -- such as food and healthy children, but the continual snapping open and closed of 21 containers times two sides at a time really starts to mess with my nerves.
As much as I aim to be environmentally friendly when it comes to the packaging, staying mentally sane is important to me too. Enter the bake like a madwomen and wrap everything in individual plastic wrap. I always double recipes anyways, so I had the idea that for now, when I double a batch I will wrap the yummies in individual portions and pop them in the freezer. The hardest part with this is trying to find filling and healthy treats.
I have a theme going with these ones. Zucchini cheese and corn muffins, zucchini brownies, and zucchini corn bread. It's not individually wrapped yet as I'm hoping that freezing it first will enable nice slices later. The one we ate with last night's spicy fish soup preferred to crumble everywhere.
I'm thinking that baking by the several dozen and freezing it will save me some sanity this year. Now the trick will be to keep ahead of the demand. Life would be so simple if we didn't have to eat! ;o)