Jody Allen, founder and chief content editor of Stay At Home Mum.
Jody Allen, founder and chief content editor of Stay At Home Mum. Patrick Woods

Sunday sessions making sangas (with a glass of wine)

SUNDAY afternoons are a great time to save mums and dads some sanity for the upcoming week. Because being a parent of school-aged kids is bloody hard.

Getting the little buggers out of the house on time, appropriately dressed with teeth brushed, no boogers, and in matching shoes is a feat that deserves a medal.

So to ensure that I don't become a screaming fishwife during the week I have a Sunday arvo of making sandwiches in bulk to freeze (with a glass of wine).

I bake healthy muffins full of grated vegetables because if my boys even suspect there is something green or orange in their food they will barf it into a pot plant - freeze them into individual cute little portions in a cute little polka dot cupcake paper.

So a week's worth of sandwiches and muffins are done (they all freeze really beautifully - nicely stacked in the freezer next to the vodka bottle).

Not only does this make school lunches in the mornings so much easier (grab out a frozen sanga, grab out a frozen muffin, add some fruit and yogurt) - but then I have time to actually finish a cup of coffee while it is still hot. Think I'm over exaggerating on that one? Ask any mother during school pick-up time.

Things that freeze really well on sandwiches include jam, ham, grated cheese, Vegemite… well pretty much everything except salad. But seriously, who eats salad on a sandwich - pfft.

Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum: http://www.stayathomemum.com.au.


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