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Monday, May 26, 2014

Oven Sandwiches for the Freezer

Oven Sandwiches for the Freezer

Hi, I'm Michelle and I blog over at Simplify, Live, Love - a blog about trying to life a green and sustainable life in rural Iowa. My husband and I are self-employed, have four kids, live in a barn we moved to our property and rebuilt, and we're currently building a passive house {an ultra energy efficient home that will use about 90% less energy that the normal American home}. 


I have a huge garden, bake from scratch, can a ton of food, and home school my kids. I was thrilled to connect with Ally last fall and even more delighted to find out that we live about 3 miles apart! What a small world. I'm excited to share a post for Ally to help out when Babe #3 makes her debut. One way I keep sane in my hectic life is to do a lot of freezer cooking and today I'm sharing a recipe for Oven Sandwiches for the freezer with you!

Who loves freezer cooking?! I know I do. I first heard about sandwiches for the freezer a while ago, and let's say, I was pretty darn skeptical. I mean, who needs to make and freeze sandwiches? Seriously? What person doesn't have time to make a sandwich. 

Well, let's just say I am now a believer - the Oven Sandwich for the Freezer is such a great idea. They whip up in a hurry, you can bake them frozen, and when there's nothing else in the kitchen to eat, I can usually find one of these in my freezer. It makes a great lunch or dinner even.

oven sandwiches for the freezer

To make these sandwiches, all you need is a couple types of meat {salami and turkey are my faves}, a nice roll {I buy these at Costco but would love to make my own for this recipe some day}, a nice cheese {Provolone is my favorite}, and an herb butter. 

You can make your own herb butter by following this super simple recipe on my blog, or just mix up 1/2 cup softened butter with fresh garlic {the more the better} and herbs of your choice {1 tbs dill and parsley and a bit of salt}.

  oven sandwiches for the freezer

All you need to do make these sandwiches is butter up your bread, add cheese and meat of choice, and wrap in foil.

  oven sandwiches for the freezer

Throw them in the freeze and forget about them. When you're in desperate need of a quick meal, pull them out of the freezer and then bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes.

  oven sandwiches for the freezer 

Nom nom nom! I promise you - lunch {or dinner} doesn't get much better than this.

You'll need the following for 12 Oven Sandwiches for the Freezer:

  • 12 ciabatta rolls
  • 24 slices hard salami
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 12 slices turkey
  • 1/2 cup herb butter
Simply assemble, freezer, and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes totally frozen when you want to eat them. To see more of my favorite freezer recipes, head over here. I really recommend the Chicken Oreganato, Ground Beef Stroganoff, and Eggy Breakfast Muffins.

Thank you, Ally for featuring my recipe! Please connect with me! I'm on facebook, pinterest, twitter, and instagram {my fave}.

And thank you Michelle for sharing this great recipe!  She knows me well and knows that I love my freezer, so I'm sure I'll be trying this recipe soon.

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  1. Great recipe and idea!! Pinned it for later!!!! Thanks!