Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Dempster’s and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.
Are you back-to-school ready?
We’ve been getting ready for the start of school, and one of the things that I’ve been preparing for has been making school lunches!
I tend to put a lot of work into them so my son see’s them as a treat each day! I love to put little notes in them, and add little surprises so he’s excited for his lunch.
I decided to try out a few new sandwich ideas for my son before he heads back to class, and trust me – he had a fun time eating them!
This summer I learned about an initiative that Dempster’s recently launched – this back-to-school season when you buy any Dempster’s bread product, they will donate bread to a local food bank for a family in need. It’s lovely to think that when you are buying groceries for your child’s school lunches that you can choose a product that will provide families in need with bread of their own.
It’s easy for me to make the choice in buying Dempster’s bread knowing that they are giving back in this way.
It’s also important to note that Dempster’s is Canadian! They have been around for over 100 years (with 12 bakeries coast to coast), and for me that’s another reason why I choose Dempster’s when I’m shopping.
I let my son do a little taste test of what kind of fun sandwiches I’m going to make for the upcoming school year. A few I’ve made before, and for a few it was my first time trying.
The easiest were the puzzle sandwiches since they just required a cookie cutter set, and also the jam roll-up’s since I just had to cut the edges off of the bread and roll it up!
The one’s that took a bit more effort were the monster sandwiches! They were easy to make, but they took a bit more time. I’d love to make them for my son’s lunches but adding the eyes might be tricky.
I cut two circles out of bread, and then took a piece of sliced cheese and cut a spiky edge around it. I rolled up a slice of turkey in the middle of the sandwich for the tongue, and added to olives for the eyes on toothpicks! The toothpicks were the tricky part – if anyone else could give me an idea on how to apply them without the toothpicks please let me know in the comments!
This year when you are grocery shopping for your back-to-school lunches please keep in mind that not only is Dempster’s a Canadian company, but that they are making a donation to a food bank every time you buy one of their bread products. It’s something that I’m keeping in mind, and I am making a conscience choice to purchase a Dempster’s bread product to ensure a donation is made!