Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homemade "Uncrustables"

After canning 24 jars of delicious strawberry jam
(at the rate we are using it I should have made 3 times that amount!)
I decided to make some "uncrustables". Uncrustables are sandwiches that you can buy in the store, pop in your freezer and pull out when you want to eat them. Well, I can do that! First, push a well in your bread. Add a spoonful of peanut butter. Then add a spoonful of jam.
(You can substitute pb&j with other fillings) Place another piece of bread on top.
I bought this little device from Pampered Chef.
Center it on the bread.
Push down on the outside of the tool, not the plunger. Pull of the left over bread.
We save our scraps to feed the birds. Now push the plunger down.
I flip the sandwich over and seal each side. To store them I place parchment between them and place them in freezer bags.
That's it! Pretty easy!
They are great in camp lunches and trips to the zoo.
They are also awesome for little boys and girls on the run.

1 comment:

Megan said...

What a handy tool! I'm in love with Pampered Chef. Your post reminds me that I need to get my can in gear and make some jam!