Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Peanut butter and honey sandwiches made easier

With the advent of nicer weather, we've been spending every morning possible outside! While the kids ride their bikes, chase balls, or play in their "clubhouse" (a big bush in the yard!), I mow the grass (we have a reel mower), pull weeds, or hang laundry -- in between breaking up quarrels and capturing escapee Moshe!

When it's time to come inside, we're HUNGRY. I mean, who wouldn't get hungry driving a car on foot:

...or playing with a snail:

...or improving soccer skills?!

If I don't have beans cooked, PB & Honey is our go-to lunch sandwich (except for the baby). The only problem with PB & Honey is that it's sticky and gooey and I don't have a honey bear so it's just plain hard to do, especially in a hurry.

Peanut butter and honey sandwich shortcut

My solution? Mix the peanut butter and honey together in a bowl before spreading onto bread. It thickens up nicely, no longer being greasy from the natural peanut butter that I just haven't stirred well enough OR drippy-sticky with gobs of honey. Perfect! :)

Peanut butter and honey sandwich shortcut
So much less messy! :)

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1. How to de-gas beans (Adrienne at Whole New Mom)
2. How to season an iron skillet (Stacy at Stacy Makes Cents)
3. How to tell if an egg is bad (Living So Abundantly)
4. No-touch bread making method (Georgia at Georgia's Cookie Jar)
5. Stir-fry is faster than drive-thru (The Local Cook)
6. How to make a butterfly cake (Purposely Frugal)
7. Tips for homemade bread (Laura at The Frugal Kitchen)
8. Tip for making multiple batches (Cheryl at The Bz House That Love Built)
9. Freeze raw ground beef in meal-size portions (Nony at A Slob Comes Clean)
10. Mass-produce sandwiches for a crowd (Jessi at Quirky Cookery)
11. Canning and pickling beets (Jodi at LG Family Farm)
12. Lacto-fermentation tips (Kara from Taste is Trump)

Comments

Here is my post on How to De-Gas Beans.

Thanks for hosting!

Hope you had a Happy Fourth!

http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/how-to-degas-beans/

Hey Tammy! Great idea. :-)

Here is my post: How to Season an Iron Skillet.
http://www.stacymakescents.com/how-to-season-an-iron-skillet

~Stacy from Stacy Makes Cents

Tammy, that is an excellent tip! It will be so much easier to apply, for sure! I love how practical you are!

My tip is about cracking eggs separately while cooking and baking(in case you get a bad egg). I share the two ways to know for sure if an egg is bad.

http://livingsoabundantly.blogspot.com/2011/07/crack-eggs-separately.html

That screws on to whatever peanut butter jar you're using at the moment is available from Lehman's. Work like a charm and the kids (grandkids in my case) think it's fun! http://www.lehmans.com/store/Natural_Goods___Hand_Cranked_Items___Natural_Peanut_Butter_Mixer___54322#54322

I have heard of that gadget... but hesitate to get an item that isn't multi-purpose. So -- are there more uses for it besides stirring peanut butter??!! :D

Hi Tammy,

Just discovered your site from YT page. You have a great selection of recipes that look so tasty and doable. I am learning to bake bread and love the process. My Mother use to mix PB and maple syrup together, money was limited so we had syrup already for pancakes. I immediatley go back to my childhood of this sweet treat and fresh bread. You would do the same ratio as your recipe or to taste. It is also sooooo delish on saltines, who doesn't like sweet/salt combo.

P.S. Your kaiser buns are a work of art, I hope to be that good someday, make dinner roll knots is hard enough right now. lol

That is an awesome idea!! I make those for my daughter all the time. Problem is no matter what I do she separates the bread the licks off the honey and peanut butter. Talk about a mess!! Anyway here is my post!

http://georgiascookiejar.blogspot.com/2011/07/no-touch-bread-making.html

http://thelocalcook.com/2011/07/05/kitchen-tip-stir-fry-is-faster-than-the-drive-thru/

I love your pictures! It's so nice seeing kids playing outside having fun! =)

Here's my post on how to make a butterfly cake: http://purposelyfrugal.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/butterfly-cake/

Thanks!

The breaking up quarrels bit made me laugh. : ) Seems like my kids are doing that more than usual this summer!

~ Courtney

I use a hand mixer with only one attachment to quickly stir my jar of peanut butter. Make sure to get a tight grip on the jar.

We do the same thing, only we mix up a bunch at a time in an old peanut butter jar, write "PB&H" on the lid so we can distinguish between it and regular peanut butter, and store it all mixed. Very handy! I haven't bought honey for a while (so expensive!) but the kids have been asking for it--they all like PB&H! :)

Carrie -- what a great idea. I should definitely pre-mix some!! :)

Hello again! :-)

http://thefrugalkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/tips-for-homemade-bread.html

Laura

Hi Tammy :->
Geesh, for some reason, after scrolling through your recent postings, I have this desire for waffles ... o;-)

The tip I would like to link up this week, especially pertains to when you are mixing up multiple batches of something. It is in this posting --> http://thebzhousethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com/2011/07/oatmeal-carmelitas.html

Cheryl B.
The Bz House That Love Built
http://thebzhousethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com

My grandma used to make it for us when we were kids and she was baby sitting us.I want to make that soon for the kiddos!

Thanks,
Mrs. Paradis

We love pb and honey around here, especially on bagels!

For my tip, I'm sharing how I freeze raw ground beef in meal-sized portions. Thanks for hosting!

http://www.aslobcomesclean.com/2011/07/how-i-freeze-ground-beef-in-meal-sized-portions/

http://www.quirkycookery.com/2011/07/subs-subs-and-more-subs-how-to-mass.html

How to mass produce sandwiches for a crowd or summer party :)

I can't believe it but I've never had a PB & Honey sandwich! I'll have to try it.

I'm linking up a post on canning and pickling beets:
http://www.lgfamilyfarm.com/2011/07/canning-and-pickling-beets.html

Thanks!
Jodi

How I overcame some obstacles and tips to help other beginners.
http://goodlookingcook.blogspot.com/2011/07/success-with-lacto-fermenting.html

Here is the link to my kitchen tip this week
http://www.isavvymom.com/2011/07/06/kitchen-tip-homemade-garbage-disposal-cleaner-microwave-cleaning-tip/

I'll tell you what we do with our big jars of Adam's Peanut Butter from Costco. ;-) We empty them into the Bosch mixer with the dough hooks on, and stir it up thoroughly. Then we scoop it back into the container and put it in the refrigerator. Peanut oil is mono-unsaturated, so it won't separate if it gets chilled (like olive oil - it hardens slightly in the fridge). This way we only have to stir the peanut butter once! Yes it is a little stiff when it's taken out of the fridge, but usually it's plenty useable anyways, and five minutes on the counter will make it soft.

Try it, hope you like it! ;-)

My mom always would mix up peanut butter & honey and we'd use it as a fruit dip, mainly for apple slices. It's one of my favorites!! She would heat it up sometimes making it even better!

Willa

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