Thursday, May 14, 2009

Works for Me: Frozen PBJ

I have gone through the frozen food aisles and seen the frozen PBJ in the freezer aisle. It would be so easy to just grab something out of the freezer and run. But sadly, I am way too sensible to purchase something I can do myself so easily... darn it. Plus, I get the heebee jeebees when I read the ingredient list.

You can't imagine how insanely excited (yeah, I am that dorky) I was when I saw this recipe for making a month's worth of peanut butter and jam sandwiches.

Make a few dozen sandwiches:

Two or three loaves of bread
Peanut Butter

Think variety - different types of bread (ie. raisin bread one day, whole wheat bread the next) as well as different types of jam (try blueberry or orange marmalade rather than just the standard strawberry) to keep things from getting boring.

Cover one side of each slice with peanut butter, being sure to go to the edges. Then put jam on half of the slices, leaving about half an inch from the edge on all sides. Put the sandwiches together, and the peanut butter will "seal" the jam inside and keep them from getting soggy as it thaws. Seal in freezer bags

On lunch day, simply put a frozen sandwich (straight from the freezer, no need to thaw before hand) when you make lunches in the morning, and it will be thawed by morning.


Kristin said...

Brilliant!! Thanks so much for sharing Jennifer!

Jennifer said...

You are so welcome. It has made our mornings so smooth....