We are getting to that time of the calendar - Back to School. Supplies, bags, fees. It is an expensive time frame in our household. I scoured the sales for supplies and made trips to a few different stores and got that taken care of. Now, I have to feed the children. Ugh!! It will actually be cheaper, in the long run, I guess, because they won't be asking for snacks every 32.6 minutes. But, I also need easy. We live 38 minutes from where I teach. I like to get to school around 6:30am. My students start wandering in my room around 7:20ish, the bell rings at 7:35. The three stooges are still at our lower campus, which doesn't start until 7:50am. Causes a little bit of a logistical issue, but we make it work. Because it is such an early start to the day, I need easy for lunch. We did the Uncrustable thing for a bit. The convenience is nice, but that is a lot of money for PB&J. I just couldn't get myself to accept that price. I tried having N make sandwiches as part of his chores, well just the sandwiches took him 45 minutes or so. That did not work. I am so not sure what he did for that whole time, but he makes the more simplistic of tasks into monumental projects at times.
So this summer I started looking into making sandwiches ahead of time. Tossing them in the fridge doesn't work, the bread gets hard. Freezing them worked for the Uncrustables, so I thought I would try that. I looked on line for Uncrustable makers, just on a whim. I found that Wonder Bread made such device and HAD to order it.
Today is our trial run. I made 10 sandwiches which is 2 1/2 lunches for our crew. Good to know, I never really paid too much attention to how much bread we used just for packing lunches. A week's worth will take 2 loaves. My goal is to make a week's work on Saturday or Sunday, whenever daddy is working. It is so much easier to grab a sandwich and throw it in a box and into the lunchboxes on school days.
After a bit of research, I decided to put PB on both pieces of bread, with the jelly on just one. The Peanut Butter would then act as a barrier so the jelly doesn't soak through.
Here it is pictures. I hope it will work. Time is of the essence in our home during the school year!
|We eat the ends around here. I just slather them with PB or Jam and|
they don't know the difference.
|On to the jam...|
|Ready for the freezer. Not quite as pretty as Smucker's version|
but mine comes with a momma's love.
Smucker's can't offer that.
I'll let you know how it works, tomorrow!
And for my girl who is trying to get me to watch Family Guy, here ya go...