I am new to this site.
I'm a work-at-home mum to an almosst 4 year old daughter who goes to kindy 2 days a week and a 20 month old son who is home with me. I am German, but live with my Aussie husband in Queensland (Eastern Australia).
I pack bento-style lunches for my almost 4 year old daughter. But usually with more western foods.
Sometimes I make mini-sushi with tuna as she loves it. I made Onigiri for the first time yesterday and she loved it.
In the past I often used to make pizza scrolls and stuff like that, freeze them and then just put in her lunchbox frozen in the morning and hope they'd be defrosted by lunch.
But I want to venture into things like mini-quiches and home made chicken "nuggets". As I have a hard enough time getting everyone ready in the morning, I would like to prepare them and freeze them to make packing lunches speedy in the mornings.
My question: will I need to re-heat them before packing them? If so, what's the best method for nuggets? Would the microwave be suitable? Or should I put them into the pan? I don't really want to use the oven as it just seems like a waste of energy for such a small amount. I have an overhead grill under the oven. Maybe that would be a good idea?
Or should I just put them in cold (I would have fully cooked them before freezing).
I usually include an ice-brick with my daughter's lunch to keep it cool.
Thanks for your help. What an awesome site!