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Peanut Butter and Jelly Time: Back-to-School

Peanut Butter and Jelly Time: Back-to-School
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It's Peanut Butter and Jelly Time

It is almost back to school time. That means packing school lunches again. Whomp, whomp. In an effort to make the start of school a little less frantic, Travis and I took about half an hour this morning and prepped 27 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Yes, that’s right, TWENTY-SEVEN SANDWICHES! Of course, with 2 kids, that will only last us about half a month, but that is half a month of sandwich prep I don’t have to do the night before or the morning of.

I did this on a smaller scale last summer and that week of not making sandwiches in the morning was glorious. So, this year I ramped up my prep, and with the help of the hubs, we got it done!

How Much is Too Much Peanut Butter and Jelly?

I have been hording bread for a few weeks and putting it in my deep freezer for this day. I pulled out 3 loaves of bread, my bulk size peanut butter, and the grape and strawberry jelly from the fridge. Then we set up an assembly line of bread, peanut butter, and jelly. Travis took PB duty, while I got sticky with the jelly. We were careful when we wrapped and bagged to make sure we kept the strawberry and the grape jelly sandwiches straight so that we could label them depending on kid preference.

Once they were all cut, wrapped, and bagged, we threw them back into the deep freezer to await the start of school. The morning of, I will just have to grab a sandwich from the freezer bag and assemble the side and they will be set for the day. By the time they eat lunch at school the sandwich will be defrosted, but still cold. That’s a mom win!

Extra Prep Tips

Also, grab a bag of your kid’s favorite chips and divide it into sandwich bags. Add a drink bottle and a container of veggies or piece of fruit and you’re done! Prepping lunches makes it so much easier to grab and go – literally.

Are there any prep tips that make your days much easier during the school year? Share them in the comments below or head over to Facebook and help all of your Winey Parent friends.

Now, one more thing. How is it already the start of a new school year?!

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