When Daddy isn’t home for dinner, the boys and I cut ourselves a little slack. I don’t make a full meal because, let’s face it, I would only be cooking for myself since the boys often don’t eat what we do. They have to try a bite of whatever I make, but their taste palates aren’t as refined just yet.
Last week, when Justin had a meeting to go to in the evening and dinner was up to the boys and me, we decided to try something new. This is another recipe that came from the wonderful little cookbook that Tyler received as a Christmas gift.
This was the winner for the night for a few reasons: it was quick, it was easy, we had everything, they could help make it, and I knew they would eat it.
Lately, both Tyler and Ryan have been enjoying a good PB&J sandwich at lunch, so I figured this was similar enough that they would eat it, but also something a little different. They also like to eat peanut butter on graham crackers with raisins on it, so I know peanut butter is a hit with them (as much as I can’t even stand the smell of it!).
We started these by rolling out the bread, so it was thin and flat. The original recipe said to make each sandwich from one piece of bread, but that didn’t seem very practical to me since they would be so small. So we used two slices of bread per sandwich like you would with any other sandwich.
Once the bread was rolled out and flat, the boys used my biscuit cutters to cut circles into the bread, making the shape of the sandwich. I wasn’t so sure about this because it seemed like a waste of bread. I was planning to throw those pieces in the compost bin. We also had a great quick conversation about how this is fun and different, but it also would waste the bread, and we are trying hard to cut down on the waste we produce. So Tyler decided that he would go ahead and eat the crust while we were building the sandwiches so it wouldn’t be wasted!
They thought it was fun to use the biscuit cutters because it was like making Christmas Cookies! Then the asked if we could make cookies!
After they got the circles cut, I spread one side of each sandwich with a small scoop of peanut butter, and the other side with a small amount of honey.
Carefully stack the pieces together to form a sandwich. I found it easier to put the piece with peanut butter on top of the piece with honey since I was afraid the honey would run as I tried to flip it over. Use a fork to go around the edges and seal the sandwiches up, and you are done!
Tyler and Ryan loved these, and we will definitely be making them again next time I need something quick and easy (and fun) for dinner one night.
- 4 slices bread
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp honey
Roll out the slices of bread until flat
Use a biscuit cutter to cut circles in the bread
Put 1 tbsp of peanut butter each on two pieces of bread
Put 1 tbsp of honey each on two pieces of bread
Carefully put the slice with peanut butter on top of the slice with honey
Use a fork to seal the edges of the sandwich