my older sister, (who does not blog but should) made these uncrustable sandwiches and posted them on instagram and i was like, that's a good idea. although i think she made them for the entire year which is hard core.
so i made my own. i mean, look...you can do the edges all fancy, but i don't think your kids will care. although, i'm tempted to by the wonder bread sandwich pocket maker because it's genius and makes them so cute with sealed edges.
basically, you can buy 4 uncrustable sandwiches in a box for $3 which is a complete rip off.
especially when you can't even pick your ingredients. i'm not really down with eating partially hydroj anyway. do not call me a snob in your brain right now. we all have are little hangups and this is mine. i like to eat semi healthy items. besides the cookie for breakfast... that is what we call an "energy bar"( energy for 10 seconds straight!).
for $2 i got 8 sandwiches. and a certain amount of sanity in the future.
so here's what i did.
yes, that's an easter egg cookie cutter. i believe it gave me the better bread square footage when compared to the typical circle.
so we saved it in a bag for the ducks. i am not sure ducks can eat peanut butter so if you hear about a mass duck death in the KC area, it wasn't me and lila.
anyway, you make them like normal, i sprinkle ground flax in there for good measure, cut them out, put them in a baggie and then they all go in a big freezer bag. then if your school allows peanut butter, you can just fling one in their lunch in the morning. or if you're like us and can't have peanut butter at school, your kids can eat one after school when they come home all ravenous like animal children.
there are a trillion tutorials on the interwebs that you can browse.
i think the point here is that summer was good in a lot of ways, but terrible in others. there's something about having no structure that is great...for a small period of time. i'm ready for the fall and i'm ready to get a touch more organized and structured. planning ahead will be difficult for me because, again, it's not in my personality to bend that way...BUT that doesn't mean i don't need to bend. i'm hoping to make some freezer meals that i can just dump in the crockpot so that we don't have to have "combo night" which means, random combinations of things in the pantry.
i.e. cereal and chips.
or what can i put in this taco shell that won't make me sick?
and why are hot dogs in this pasta salad?
so when you start at that low of a point, there's only one way to go and that's up! improvement never looked so good.