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Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like every time I purchase a loaf of bread, I throw half of it away. We just don’t eat enough sandwiches to finish off the whole loaf before it goes stale, and the waste kills me. I try to be fancy and make French toast with it, but all to often I just forget and chuck it in the trash a few days later.
After hosting a Pampered Chef party (and subsequently deciding to share my passion for an easier life in the kitchen by joining up), I fell in love with this handy tool: the Cut N Seal. My kiddos love PBJ, and recently decided that crust was not their thing. I used this to make them sandwiches a few times and then it hit me.
Why not, when a loaf of bread is getting closer to its shelf-life end, make a bunch of uncrustables and pop them into the freezer? (Or you could just do this the day you buy the loaf if you know that is all you will use it for). An easy way to use up a loaf of bread, and they will last in there for a couple of months. My girls request them daily, and Addie even prefers to eat it still semi-frozen. She calls it PBJ ice cream. Mom win!
You can fill these sandwiches with so much more than just PBJ! Make ham and cheese, pimento cheese, chicken salad…endless options! For the sake of this little tutorial, we will go with Peanut butter and strawberry jelly. Simply swap out your fillings to suit you!
Make your sandwich how you usually would, and then use the Cut N Seal to remove the crust. I do this in an assembly line fashion, making 4-5 sandwiches at a time. The serrated edges crimp perfectly!
Lay out a sheet of cling wrap. I personally LOVE the Great Value brand with the slide cutter. It is so much easier than fooling with the serrated edges or cutting it yourself. Place your sandwich in the middle.
Wrap it very tightly, being sure there isn’t a lot of air or they will freezer burn quickly.
Repeat until you are out of bread!
Label a freezer bag with the contents and date that you made them. I do this for an added layer of protection.
Pop that baby in the freezer and you are set! Make busy mornings packing lunch so much easier with this grab and go option, and keep a variety made if your kid gets bored easily! They thaw out pretty quickly, but like I said…my kid likes to eat it still frozen!