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PB&Nothing [May. 5th, 2013|07:52 pm]
I just don't get putting jelly in a peanut butter sandwich.

For me, with a good bread (latest favorite is Dave's Killer Good Seed bread), peanut butter is the essence of the sandwich. Jelly makes it go all slidey and drippy. The sugar hides the natural peanut flavor.

Timothy likes jelly in his sandwiches.

I just made a peanut butter sandwich and then ignored my instincts and put a nice dollop of homemade grape jelly (harvested from a friend's vineyard) on it. And cut off the crusts and tucked it in his lunchbox.

'Cause that's what parents do.

[User Picture]From: fuzibuni
2013-05-06 03:44 am (UTC)
Jelly is nasty. Jam... Good jam? I enjoy that on a sandwich :) I used to get the weirdest looks for eating just peanut butter sandwiches lol.
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2013-05-06 03:51 am (UTC)
I looooove a good PB&J. I make them with three pieces of bread. I make the PB&J, spread J on top of the sandwich, peanut butter on another piece of bread, and slap it on top. MmmMMmmMMMMMMMmmmm....

If you just want peanut putter and bread, I recommend toasting the bread first. Then the peanut butter gets all melty from the warm toast. Great for cold days.
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[User Picture]From: orv
2013-05-06 04:14 am (UTC)
When I was a teenager, my thing was peanut butter and Miracle Whip.
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[User Picture]From: foofers
2013-05-06 05:25 am (UTC)
Ditto. It's a miracle my heart survived.

Thinking about the combination now makes me do that 'cleaning the cat box' sort of half-retch.
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[User Picture]From: orv
2013-05-06 05:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, my mom said I had to make them for myself -- she just couldn't deal with seeing that combination of foods in the morning.

Peanut butter and honey was another favorite -- and one I can actually envision eating now.
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[User Picture]From: tilt_longtail
2013-05-06 04:56 am (UTC)
Timothy is right!
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2013-05-06 08:15 am (UTC)
I prefer PB, but I also need something with a bit more moisture when I make a sandwich, even with good bread. I usually go heavy on the PB and light on the J.
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[User Picture]From: kj_roo
2013-05-06 09:10 am (UTC)
Cut off the crust? Blasphemy!!
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[User Picture]From: henriekeg
2013-05-06 10:56 am (UTC)
M-my parents would make me eats the crust... *weeps*
PBJ is another one of those weird American things nobody here gets. Your peanut butter alone is already incredibly sugary!
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[User Picture]From: jackalopejess
2013-05-06 06:31 pm (UTC)
One of my mom's cousins is currently living in Spain to teach or something. He complained on Facebook that all the European peanut butter was (in his opinion) gross and overpriced, haha. Food culture is pretty neat. =]
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[User Picture]From: tgif007
2013-05-06 11:05 am (UTC)

While I prefer crunchy sunflower seed butter (e.g.: SunButter) instead of peanut butter (with the bonus of avoiding the bans on peanut butter at many schools due to allergies), my kids always liked peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

One advantage over jelly is it doesn't leak out and make a sticky mess while eating.

But if I want to totally indulge myself, it's peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

On the other hand, I don't recommend my wife's favorite, peanut butter and sardines.

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[User Picture]From: jackalopejess
2013-05-06 06:32 pm (UTC)
If I had a straight peanut butter sandwich my mouth would quickly glue itself shut.

I don't know why I eat PB&J! I just grew up eating it and that's what I do. Sort of like eating scrapple.

ALSO I once made a Peanut Butter + Marshmallow Fluff + Nutella + Banana sandwich. I don't recommend eating those more than once a month. ;]

Edited at 2013-05-06 06:34 pm (UTC)
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