How’s everyone doing? Still having a good time at home? Schooling your kids, finding a use for those lentils in your pantry, binging TV shows? Yes? Great! Me, too!

No really. I’m definitely loving all of this. 

Really.

Truthfully, a nice side-effect of the current situation is that with Alex being home, we can cook together. And since the weather is finally warming up, we can consider things like having a picnic in the backyard. If you’d like to join us, I have just the thing.

These are Roll-Up Sandwiches!!

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From Strawberry Shortcake's Cooking Fun, 1980

Tested Recipe!

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 Bread
 Cream cheese
 Parlsey
 Bacon bits
 Peanut butter
 Banana
 Jelly

1

First cut off the bread crusts and flatten the bread with a rolling pin. Now you are ready to spread your favorite filling on the bread.

2

Sandwich combinations can be:
Jelly
Cream cheese and parsley or bacon bits
Peanut butter and sliced bananas

3

Roll sandwich up and fasten with a toothpick. To make pinwheels, put in the refrigerator for an hour before cutting.

Ingredients

 Bread
 Cream cheese
 Parlsey
 Bacon bits
 Peanut butter
 Banana
 Jelly

Directions

1

First cut off the bread crusts and flatten the bread with a rolling pin. Now you are ready to spread your favorite filling on the bread.

2

Sandwich combinations can be:
Jelly
Cream cheese and parsley or bacon bits
Peanut butter and sliced bananas

3

Roll sandwich up and fasten with a toothpick. To make pinwheels, put in the refrigerator for an hour before cutting.

Roll-Up Sandwiches

Last week, Alex helped make the Crackerwitch Castle from the Strawberry Shortcake’s Cooking Fun. At the same time, we made Roll-Up Sandwiches, as part of our “You Can’t Go To School, But Here Is A Fancy Lunch To Try And Make It Better” lunch. 

We decided on two different kinds of roll-ups. One was cream cheese, Canadian bacon, and pickle because that is what we had in the fridge.  And the other was peanut butter and jelly because TJ has never voluntarily put cream cheese anywhere near his mouth. Ever.

The one step that I did not show here that is important is rolling the bread out with a rolling pin. It really makes a difference when you have to roll these up!

Ta-da!  All rolled and toothpicked. Alex insisted on getting an olive toothpick on the sandwiches. She thought it was the best part of the entire thing.

Alex was very, very proud!

And TJ was very, very hungry, so I quickly cranked out a sandwich for him while Alex was busy plating everyone’s food.

Pinwheels for the win!

He was pretty happy with his sandwich.

And Alex was happy with hers. But what would Dad think?

“He wants you to eat him.”

“That is…really creepy you guys.”

Just watch out for the toothpicks.”

Look at that anxious little face! She was actually worried he wouldn’t like it!

“These are great, honey.”
“Yayyy! I knew you would like it, Dad. I put in lots of toothpicks just for you!”

The Verdict: Cute!!

From The Tasting Notes – 

Grab your kids, cut the crusts off some bread and get them rolling. Put out a bunch of toppings and tell them to go nuts. Once again, the Strawberry Shortcake cookbook did not let us down. I remember some of these recipes in this book not working out, so maybe I should quit while I’m ahead with this one and sit back on our laurels, because this recipe was great. Lots of fun, easy, and yummy, with a very mid-century looking end result. Plus, Alex got to put olives on toothpicks.

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