Since I’m a busy mom (four kids–six years and under) I’m always looking for time-saving tricks, especially at mealtimes. Making several meals-worth of homemade “uncrustables”ahead of time is sooo easy and just takes a few minutes, but saves quite a bit of time when it comes lunchtime and the kids are “starving.” These sealed sandwiches also work great in lunchboxes, and are just pennies a sandwich, compared to the store-bought version.
Don’t like peanut butter, or have kids with allergies? Experiment with diffferent fillings such as ham and cheese.
Oh, and don’t throw away the crusts! They’re perfect for making breadcrumbs!
Pam @ Onceamonthmom.com
- Peanut Butter
- Sandwich Sealer (there are MANY on the market, choose your favorite!)
Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on both slices of bread, avoiding the edges. (Spreading it on both slices helps prevent the jelly from soaking through the bread.) Spread jelly on one piece of bread, again, avoiding the edges. Sandwich bread together, peanut-butter-and-jelly side in. Take your sandwich sealer and press down hard in the middle of the bread to cut off the crusts and seal the edges, according to manufacter’s instructions. TIP: I’ve found that fresh, soft bread seals MUCH easier.
Prepare sandwiches as directed above. Wrap each “uncrustable” in plasic wrap or waxed paper. Place wrapped sandwiches in a large freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze. To serve: remove from freezer, and allow to thaw in fridge. Eat with a glass of milk :).
Servings: amount varies
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