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This time next week I will have two children starting back to school. Mornings getting ready for school (and the husband for work) can be stressful. Forget making fancy breakfast foods or recipes on these mornings as it is crazy busy getting ready. That is why I want to share with you a sandwich that you can prepare a few days or even the night before and freeze and reheat to eat for those crazy school mornings.
I took my kids recently to our local Target and while we shopped the frozen breakfast foods aisle I saw that there were Kellogg Eggo specially marked products on the shelves that contained the promotion for $5 off, in-store offer, Crayola Products with the purchase of three (3) participating Eggo products and purchasing three (3) of the participating products and then redeeming the offer to purchase Crayola Products (now through 9/30/2016, promoted and carried in all stores).
I took advantage of this deal and got 3 boxes of these particularly marked Eggo products with Crayola promotion (the Pancakes, Cinnamon Toast and Buttermilk Waffles) and then hit the school supply area. I ended up getting a pack of 64 Crayola Crayons and colored pencils as part of the promotion. Afterward we went home and the day after our shopping trip I came up with the idea of preparing freezer meal sandwiches for those busy school mornings using the Eggo pancakes from my recent trip. Below is the recipe and general instructions you can follow.
Here is what you will need to make a Eggo Pancake Freezer Sandwich:
- 1 box of Eggo Frozen Pancakes (the one I bought had 12 pancakes, perfect for our family of 6)
- 6 eggs
- 6 slices of ham
- Shredded cheddar cheese (or 6 slices of cheese)
- Sandwich bags (one for each sandwich)
- Griddle or pan for grilling the sandwiches
- Butter for the griddle
1). Take the pancakes out of the box and microwave them. I did 2 at a time, follow the directions on microwaving on the box.
2). Fry each egg.
3). Take 1 pancake and layer it with cheese, 1 slice of ham, 1 fried egg, then top with 1 pancake.
4). Add some butter to a heated surface of the griddle (or pan) and place each sandwich on the griddle and keep these on for about 3 minutes then flip them to the other side for another 3.
5). Let the sandwiches cool on a plate for a few minutes and then start bagging each sandwich.
6). Add your bagged sandwiches to the freezer for a good morning to eat them (especially those crazy school mornings).
*On those busy mornings microwave your sandwiches on each side for 45 seconds to a minute.
Now that I shared this Eggo Pancake Freezer Sandwich I want to share with you a way of incorporating Eggo and Crayola together as both want to promote fueling the minds and body’s of our kids. With that focus of fueling I created a fun learning activity I came up with for my kids to follow and have fun with throughout their day. This activity includes Crayola crayons (that I recently got from Target with the $5 off Crayola Products offer of the purchase of 3 boxes of Eggo and Crayola marked boxes) and paper plates that I colored to corresponding colors in the Crayola crayons boxes.
Coloring these paper plates took less than 20 minutes and I did so the night before this activity while the kids were in bed. I added print of each color in their corresponding colors to each plate to share the awareness of print and words so that the older ones can match the print on the crayon to the print on the plate as well as color.
The kids had fun sorting Crayola colored crayons from the boxes to the color corresponding plates. Once they were finished they colored on some Eggo and Crayola activity coloring sheets I printed off from Target’s website. This was a good 23 page activity booklet that is challenging and fun for all children’s age groups.
Needless to say they were having so much fun sorting and trying to eat that they had to continue coloring the coloring sheets later in the day. The Eggo Pancake Freezer Sandwiches were a perfect addition to the fun of course and made for a successful start to the morning.
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How are you fueling your kids minds and bodies this coming school year?
What meal will you create with the specially marked Eggo/Crayola products? To learn more visit Eggo on Pinterest. Twitter and Facebook and you can find out more about this promotion in the Target Circular Ad the Week of September 1st.