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It really is the little things in life that get me oh-so-excited! This week when I saw all the fantastic prices on PB&J at Publix & Kroger, it dawned on me (because I'm so smart? ~ahem~ ) that I should try out making homemade uncrustables.
Seriously folks, why has this taken so long????
I ordered my very own homemade-uncrustable-maker Monday from Amazon, it arrived in my mailbox today, and this afternoon I whipped up exactly 20 PB&J sandwiches all ready to go for school. (School that doesn't even start for two weeks. I was just too excited to wait.) 😉
WHY HAS IT TAKEN ME SO LONG TO FIGURE THIS OUT???
I absolutely hate racing around in the morning before school trying to put together sandwiches, but even more than that I hate paying so much for Smuckers to make Uncrustables for me, so this was brilliant. B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T., I'm telling you! Kinda sad that it took 14 years of mommying for me to figure this one out, but I'm going to teach you how to make them too now so that you can be just as smart as me, probably a whole lot sooner.
Gather up your ingredients.
Use your Wonder Sandwich Seal'R N' DeCruster.
Slather some peanut butter in the center part of your bread (not too close to the edges since you'll lose them – I like to put peanut butter on both sides of the bread so it keeps the sandwiches from getting soggy.)
Plop some jelly on each sandwich and spread it out. (The photo shows too much jelly, I ended up using a little less on each sandwich but was in a hurry taking the pictures!)
Then use the your de-cruster to remove the crusts. (I can't believe I missed getting a picture of trying it out! Be sure to press down on the outsides only of the de-cruster so you get a nice seal.
Then wrap in plastic bags, foil, or saran wrap, and place in larger freezer bag, being sure to label which type you've made if you have picky pb&j eaters like I do. (I have a crunchy-peanut-butter-and-jelly-eater, creamy-peanut-butter-only-eater, and creamy-peanut-butter-and-jelly-eater at home, so I love that I can make all of them at once this way!)
Pop those babies in the freezer, and your lunches are made for school. WOOOOHOOOOO!
(kinda sad, but I really am just that excited about this. I think I'll say it one more time . . . WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!) 😉
Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week on PB&J so you can get your supplies ready too (as of 7/30/14):
- Jif Peanut Butter Mega Sale $1.49, use $.50/1 coupon from the 7/13 Red Plum insert
- Smuckers Jelly $1.99, use $.35/1 coupon from the 6/29 REd Plum insert or $.50/1 coupon from the 7/13 Red Plum insert
- Kroger Bread $1
- Peter Pan Peanut Butter $1.80, use $.25/1 Saving Star, also spend $30 on participating Conagra products, submit for $10 Publix gift card
- Smuckers Jelly $1.62, use $.35/1 coupon from the 6/29 REd Plum insert or $.50/1 coupon from the 7/13 Red Plum insert
- Peter Pan Peanut Butter $1.99, use $.25/1 Saving Star
- Peanut Delight Peanut Butter $1.49
- Berryhill Grape Jelly $1.59
This post is linked up to Living Well Spending Less Thrifty Thursday – thanks for the opportunity to link up! Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE.
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