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#263971 - 10/04/13 05:01 AM Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter

On a recent trip we decided to have some biscuits and peanut butter for lunch; but taking peanut butter can be a bulky if you take a jar, messy if you decant it into something else, and potentially very messy if it leaks !

A while back I bought a small vacuum seal machine, so I :
cut some bags into triangular shapes,
folded down the tops (to keep the top of the bags clean so they can be sealed),,
filled them with peanut butter, then
vacuum sealed them shut.


To eat, I cut open the end and squeezed the peanut butter out. Easy to carry, no mess !




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#263976 - 10/04/13 06:36 AM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Aussie]
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I love creamy peanut butter....
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#263981 - 10/04/13 08:16 AM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Aussie]
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Nice! I have some bags that are 1.5" by 10", and they'd be perfect for peanut butter...if I could figure out how to get it into the bags. Maybe I need to pick up a pastry bag.
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#263989 - 10/04/13 12:56 PM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Phaedrus]
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Registered: 08/31/09
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I have bought several products from this site- usual disclaimers, no workee, no payee

http://www.minimus.biz/Carriage-House-Creamy-Peanut-Butter-Cup-F06-0142101-0100.aspx

This one is pretty much just peanuts- kosher, gluten free, etc

http://www.minimus.biz/Justins-Natural-Classic-Peanut-Butter-F06-0158504-1200.aspx

AND, just found when researching for this peanut butter thread, they now have Bridgeford sandwitches... hmm, not a huge fan of them honestly, but they do last awhile in a car...

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#263991 - 10/04/13 01:03 PM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Phaedrus]
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Registered: 11/12/10
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Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
Nice! I have some bags that are 1.5" by 10", and they'd be perfect for peanut butter...if I could figure out how to get it into the bags. Maybe I need to pick up a pastry bag.


I folded the top (wide end) of the bag inside-out - about an 3 cm (one inch). Then I used a regular kitchen knife to "smear" the PB into the bag. A bit of jiggling it and squeezing (squeezing it down like toothpaste) pushed it down to the pointey end. Then unfold the top and seal.

It was quite easy once I got going.

- You can buy pre-packaged packets of everything, but :
doing it yourself, controlling the quantity and
quality is well worth it, especially if you already have the machine.

My machine was just a cheapie from a discount supermarket - nothing special.

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#263993 - 10/04/13 01:13 PM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Aussie]
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Whatever happened to the refillable plastic tubes that opened at the bottom and closed with a removable clip? They used to be fairly common, but, for that matter, so were bell bottom trousers. They worked fine with PB, not so well with honey.

Actually, these bags are lighter and more compact, although just single use. Looks like a vacuum sealing machine has some nifty applications.

Caution: If you do know what I am talking about, you are certified officially as a Geezer,Level I. There ought to be a T-shirt.
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#264000 - 10/04/13 03:51 PM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Aussie]
JPickett Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Missouri
Hikermor, Those tubes are made still by Coghlans.
http://www.coghlans.com/products/squeeze-tubes-7605a
S.D.

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#264023 - 10/05/13 01:21 AM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Aussie]
JPickett Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Missouri
Aussie, what sort of crackers or bread are you using in the pictures?

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#264025 - 10/05/13 02:21 AM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Aussie]
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 107
Loc: PNW
Neat idea... reminds me of astronaut food.

...when we usta have astronauts...

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#264037 - 10/05/13 01:21 PM Re: Peanut Butter [Re: Aussie]
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Registered: 01/28/10
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Loc: Land O' Lakes & Rivers - MN, U...
Great idea Aussie. A good way to get the type of peanut butter you prefer into your pack.

Although there are a lot of little peanut butter packs out there, some are grossly overpriced, and most contain hydrogenated oils.

I can't hang with the toxic plastic-like hydrogenated oils many food processors dump in. I realize it is a cheap additive for them to maximize profits, and it helps the cardiologists pay for the high cost of their education, but I'm going with natural peanut butter.
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