So, most of you probably know how much I love freezer cooking. If you’re wanting to dip your feet into the world of freezer cooking, but are a little nervous, Pb&js for the Freezer are a great way to start!
And before you ask, “Can you really freeze that?” Have you ever heard of uncrustables? Yes, yes you can, and its amazing!
It’s actually really simple to do, and makes lunch-time so much easier!
I do mine assembly line style:
- Lay out your bread
- Spread peanut butter on half of the slices
- Spoon jelly on the other half
- Spread jelly
- Put slices together
- Cut in half
- Seal in sandwich bags
- Seal sandwich bags in 1 gal freezer bags (which you can reuse because no food has touched them!)
And voila! Lunch is ready for the week. (Or month if you really want to be ambitious!)
- To defrost pull out the sandwich bags & put them in fridge in the morning and they’ll be defrosted by lunch, or put on the counter 45 mins before lunch.
- Eat them frozen or semi-frozen! Yum! They actually taste a lot like dessert when you do this. Tiger & Bee love them frozen, and get very disappointed when I run out and have to make regular pb&j.
Why I love these:
- These are a busy homeschool (or non-homeschool) mom’s best friend for weekdays!
- Awesome for field trips to the park or zoo!
- If you serve them frozen or semi-frozen they are waaaay less messy than traditional PB&J!
- Great for getting your littles involved in the kitchen!
- These are perfect to take to 2nd, 3rd, 4th (etc) time moms. (Don’t forget to ask about nut allergies.) Lots of people will bring dinner, which is awesome, but sometimes lunch can be the harder meal when you’re first at home with a new baby. Throw in some fruit cups and pretzels, for easy lunches for your new mom friend!
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