I was feeling very generous a couple of months ago as the kids and I were shopping at Costco. They informed me they needed quick meals to take to work and have on hand. The kids picked Smucker's Uncrustables. I had never bought them before but decided to give them a try. I don't know what the fascination of having frozen PB&J is, but the kids went wild over them. Purchasing them once was enough and I decided that I would be making them from here on out.
Pampered Chef has a Press n' Seal 3 1/2" cutter that is exactly what is needed to make these. I bought one off Ebay and it will pay for itself in no time. Actually, it already has paid for itself. I get a loaf of bread at the Wonder bakery for $1. I can get whole grain bread there and that is healthier than the plain white bread that the store bought uncrustables are made from. I also buy the low fat peanut butter to again make them a bit healthier. I've never tried making my own peanut butter. Maybe someday.
Anyway, I put the peanut butter and jelly just on the center of the bread spreading to almost 3 1/2" but not quite. Then I use the Press n' Seal to cut my sandwiches. I do an entire loaf of sandwiches at one time and freeze them in zippered sandwich bags. As for the crust that is cut away, I put it in the food processor to make into bread crumbs. Store the bread crumbs in the freezer to use as a coating for chicken, fish or any recipe that calls for bread crumbs.
What a savings this is to make them myself and the kids think they are just as good as the original uncrustables.
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