I’ve got a huge list of family dinner ideas, I’ve even got a growing list of breakfast ideas, but lunches are still getting the better of me.
School lunches, weekend lunches, lunches when it’s just me at home… whatever kind of lunch, it often ends up being boring bread. Now there’s nothing wrong with a good old sanger, unless you have kids who hate sandwiches, and unless you are bored to tears by sandwiches for lunch again.
So I’m attempting to up my lunch game, nothing too fancy, nothing time consuming, or difficult, we just need a bit of variety, starting with some easy pinwheels.
Pinwheels are great as a hot lunch on the weekend, but they are also tasty cold and packed in a lunch box.
They are quick and easy to make because you cheat a little and use frozen puff pastry sheets, so there is no need to make dough or even roll it out.
But the best thing about pinwheels is that you can make them with all kinds of delicious fillings.
Here are three of our favourite savoury pinwheel fillings:
- Sour cream
- Left over chili or taco filling.
Spread the sour cream onto the pastry sheet, add the chili and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Cheese and Spinach Pinwheels
- Spinach or other greens
Cook the spinach with some garlic until it has just wilted and spread it over the pasty sheet, then sprinkle with cheese.
- Pizza Sauce
- Salami – chopped
- Olives – chopped
- Capsicum – chopped
Spread the pastry sheet with pizza sauce then sprinkle on some grated cheese and whatever pizza toppings you like.
Once you’ve chosen your filling all you need to do is spread it out over the pastry sheet. Leave a gap without filling at one end of the pastry sheet, and begin rolling it up from the opposite end. Try to keep the roll as tight as you can, but you don’t need to be perfect. Press the end of the pastry without filling firmly down to seal the roll.
Now you have a big pastry log full of filling, at this point you can wrap it in plastic wrap and pop it in the freezer to bake another day, or simply slice it into rounds, place them on a baking tray and bake.
What’s on your lunch time menu?
What do you feed your kids for lunch?
What do you eat for lunch?
Share your lunch time inspiration with me and save me from boring old sandwiches!