Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What's Cookin' Wednesday - PB&J

No I didn't let my daughter write todays post. And no you will not get gourmet meals each and every Wednesday. So let's get back to basics.

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. You're in a rush, not enough time to grab something substantial. Yet you have bread, jelly of some sort and peanut butter. Fairly nutritious and yummy. I have often used the old stand by as breakfast after my morning swims during my drive to the office. Doesn't require refrigeration and if it gets smashed, who cares. Still pretty much tastes the same.

Didn't you listen to GYGO #10? IronWils coach even said a PB&J is a good item to eat during the bike. Easy to digest and yummy, what more do you want?

No I'm not going to tell you how to make a PB&J sandwich, but I will describe how I make a sandwich. I picked up this tip from a friend about 10 years ago and I still use it now.

I first put the peanut butter on both slices of bread. This provides a barrier between the bread and jelly. The extra moisture from the jelly is what makes the bread soggy, gross. So with the peanut butter on the bread and the jelly in between you have a sandwich that should stay firm and "dry" longer until you get around to eating it.

One other solution to quick and easy sandwiches is to use Goober. This stuff rocks. Peanut butter and grape jelly in the same jar. Scoop it out, spread it on the bread and you are all set.

Now if you are like Elvis you could skip the jelly and go with sliced bananas instead, I haven't tried that yet.

So next time you are making sandwiches for the little muchkins, make an extra one for youself and enjoy an old fashioned PB&J.

Now that is some good eats.


TriSaraTops said...

MMmmmmm...a classic! :) Goober and Grape is the BOMB!

Papa Louie said...

I love pb&j. I could eat them 3 times a day. Crunchy Smuckers is the best PB.

nancytoby said...

I'm thinking about Uncrustables for my special needs bag:

trifrog said...

If you have a food processor, you MUST put 2 cups of roasted peanuts (or any nut) in it and blend until your desired consisency. That way you don't have any of that chemically-altered 'stuff' they put in jarred peanut butter so that it can sit on the shelf unrefrigerated until the next millenium. If you like crunchy, scoop 1/2 cup out after chopping them for a couple seconds and fold it back into the finished 'butter'. Fresh peanut butter is AWESOME!