A Month’s Worth of Joyful Lunches!
Are you looking for a fun, efficient way to prepare school lunches that your kids will love?
Say hello to the Freezing Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches Recipe! This clever method allows you to make a whole month’s worth of delicious sandwiches in one go. Imagine the ease of popping a frozen sandwich into the lunchbox each morning, knowing it will be perfectly thawed and ready to enjoy by lunchtime. Let’s dive into this simple, time-saving recipe that’s sure to bring smiles to your little ones’ faces!
Recipe: Freezing Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches
- Prep Time: 12 minutes
- Course: Main Course
- Cuisine: American
- Equipment: Freezer
Ingredients for Sandwich Delight
- Two or three loaves of bread (mix it up with raisin bread, whole wheat, etc.)
- Peanut Butter
- Jam (variety is key – try blueberry, orange marmalade, or other favorites)
Step-by-Step Sandwich Assembly
- Bread Variety Fun: Choose different types of bread to keep lunches interesting. Hearty breads thaw better and add a nice texture.
- Peanut Butter Spread: Generously cover one side of each bread slice with peanut butter, reaching right to the edges.
- Jam Time: Apply jam to half of the bread slices, leaving a half-inch border. This prevents sogginess as the sandwiches thaw.
- Sandwich Seal: Put the sandwiches together, with peanut butter acting as a delicious seal to keep the jam in place.
- Freezing Magic: Place the sandwiches in freezer bags or use a vacuum sealer for extra freshness.
Serving Day: Thawing Made Easy
- From Freezer to Lunchbox: On the morning of, simply take a frozen sandwich from the freezer and add it to the lunchbox. It will be thawed and ready to eat by lunchtime.
Notes and Tips for the Perfect Sandwich
- Bread Choices: While heartier breads are ideal for thawing, most children are happy with any type of bread, including the classic “squishy white bread”.
- Jam Creativity: Experiment with different jam flavors to keep the sandwiches exciting and varied.
Freezing Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches Recipe
- 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. Heartier types of bread will thaw better than "squishy white bread" if available.
- 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 or use a vacuum sealer.
On serving day
- 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.
Lunchbox Love in a Snap!
With this Freezing Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches Recipe, you’re not just packing lunches; you’re creating moments of joy for your kids every day. It’s a simple, effective way to ensure your children have a delicious, homemade lunch ready to go. So, embrace the fun of sandwich making, and enjoy those extra morning minutes you’ll save with this fantastic recipe. Happy sandwich making!