Taste Testing Tuesday #49 – No crusts, please!

“But Mom, I don’t like the crust on my sandwich!” Have you heard that one? I’m guessing a big percentage of moms have! LOTS of kids don’t like the crust on their sandwich. So you can…#1.) Make them eat it anyway, #2.) Cut the crusts off OR #3.) Buy Uncrustables! What is an Uncrustable? A sandwich with no crusts! Brilliant invention, right? What mom isn’t looking for a simpler, more peaceful way to have lunch sometimes?! So for today’s taste test, let’s see what the kiddos think of Uncrustables. (I can’t eat most kinds of bread because of a food allergy, so I couldn’t actually participate in the taste test this week.) I found 3 flavors of Uncrustables at our local grocery store.

#1.) Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly. Mmmm! πŸ™‚

#2.) Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam. (This would be my favorite!)

#3.) Chocolate flavored Hazelnut Spread.

If you’ve never seen these before, they are in the frozen food section. So are these super tasty? Are they better without the crust? Inquiring minds want to know!! πŸ˜‰ Which is your favorite? I’d love to hear what your opinion is! Have fun and SMILE, kids, because there are no crusts on these! LOL πŸ™‚

Extra note: After some research online I see that there are more flavors of Uncrustables than I found and some even have meat in them! Also, there are a gazillion youtube videos that show you how to make your own! πŸ™‚

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

Yep, it’s a “real day”! (At least my phone says it is.) So what should you do on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day? Well, make a grilled cheese sandwich, of course! This is a great way to get kids started in the kitchen. So here we go! Grab some bread, your favorite cheese, some butter, a skillet and a spatula and let’s get cooking! Start by laying out 2 slices of bread.

Butter the top of both slices of bread.

Lay the slices of bread together with the butter sides touching.

Lay your slices of cheese on top of the bread. Our favorite grilled cheese sandwich includes swiss cheese…

And 2 slices of American cheese.

Lay the top slice of bread with the cheese on it, into your skillet, butter side down.

And top with the second slice of buttered bread, butter side up.

Turn the burner on to medium heat. Keep a close eye on the bottom of your sandwich so it doesn’t burn. My hubby likes to use a lid for the skillet, but I usually don’t. When it’s nicely browned, it’s time to flip it over and cook the second side.

As your bread is getting brown and crispy, your cheese will be melting. When the second side is browned and the cheese is nicely ooey-gooey, turn off the skillet and put your yummy grilled cheese sandwich on a plate.

Cut your delicious sandwich in half and enjoy!! Ooooo, such yummy goodness!

If you want to add some more yumminess to your sandwich, try adding some thin slices of turkey or ham. Yum! I hope you have a great National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! πŸ™‚

Taste Testing Tuesday – #24 Sandwiches

Let’s taste test some sandwiches! I’m guessing probably everyone likes at least one kind of sandwich. But there are SO MANY that I thought it might be a great thing to do a taste test on. πŸ™‚ Have you heard the story of how the sandwich was invented? Let me share it with you here:

Shared from Quora.com.

Elisa Perret,Β Student in English and German answered…

Did the Earl of Sandwich really create sandwiches? How?

The Earl of Sandwich did create the concept of sandwich, and it’s actually a funny story.

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich was an 18th-century English aristocrat who was very fond of card plays, he could spend the day at a table playing with fellow aristocrats.

Once, he asked his valet to bring him a piece of meat tucked between two pieces of bread in order to play and eat without putting grease on his fingers and cards.

It is commonly said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage,Β while eating, without using a fork, and without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hand!”

And now you know! Haha! No more losing sleep over not knowing where the sandwich originated! πŸ˜‰ Let’s get on with our taste test! Here are 6 sandwich suggestions you might try on your kids: (or for yourself!)

#1.) Peanut Butter and Jelly, of course! Most kids love this one already! Though many don’t care for the crust on the bread. You can vary the kind of jam or jelly, honey, apple butter, etc that you use.

#2.) Grilled Cheese. Another favorite that can be switched up by using different types of cheese together. I like Swiss and American cheeses in my grilled cheese sandwich.

#3.) Bacon, Egg and Cheese. Mmm! I add a little mayo to this tasty combo.

#4.) Peanut Butter and Banana slices. A little sweet with the sticky. πŸ˜‰

#5.) Grilled Lunchmeat and Cheese. I like to add mayonnaise and honey mustard to mine and use 2 kinds of cheese with turkey or ham. Scrumptious!

#6.) Egg Salad. This is one of my favorites! Hardboiled eggs, peeled and chopped up with some mayo and salt added…mmmm!

I wonder how many of these sandwiches you’ve had before? And how many have your kids tried? Which ones get a smiley face beside them? Thanks for stopping by for another Taste Testing Tuesday! I hope you found something that will make your kids say “Yummy! May I have some more please?” πŸ™‚