The Perfect Peanut Butter Sandwich

Every morning, I get up a little earlier than I need to and I make my step-daughter a PB&J to take to school with her. I know how much cafeteria lunches suck in HS, and I also know how overpriced the good food they sell is. Seeing as though they don’t offer off-campus lunch where she goes, and I don’t want her starving every time I pick her up, I took it upon myself to make sure she had something she liked for lunch everyday. Could she make her own sandwich if she reaaaaalllllyyyyy wanted to? Sure she could.. She is a very responsible and independent teenager, and does very well on her own. But I like doing it 🙂

Ever since I can remember, I’ve hated PB&J. My twin brother, on the other hand, loves it. I prefer PB&B (bananas), or PB&N (nutella).
When we were 7 yrs old, we were adopted by our aunt and uncle which forced a relocation to the State of Washington – in the middle of nowhere – to their Bed and Breakfast. Our new parents didn’t know much about us, and one day tried to feed me peanut butter and jelly. Boyyyyy, did they hit a nerve. I refused to eat said sandwich, and was sent to my room. I ended up being so upset about it that I tried to run away. LMAO! I didn’t even bring anything with me, and only got about a mile down our dirt road/driveway before I just sat down and cried.. All I wanted was a tuna sandwich, or anything other than PB&J!

Personally, I don’t care for any kind of jelly, jam, marmalade, none of it. Ever. On anything.

I think thats the way life is about a bunch of things. Ketchup or Ranch, Mayo or Miracle Whip, Honey Mustard or BBQ.. I’ve noticed over the years youre either into one or the other of all of those. Personally, I know I would choose Ranch dressing over Ketchup for fries, Mayo any day for my sandwich, and definitely Honey Mustard for my nuggets.

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Some people may think there is no art to making a peanut butter sandwich, of any kind. I will strongly disagree on that one. Too much peanut butter, just gross and overpowering. Too little peanut butter, the sandwich ends up uneven and sometimes dry. You want the perfect mix of ingredients!

For a Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich, I like using a thin layer of pb on one side of the bread, and adding the jelly to the other. Since I don’t like PB&J’s, I have learned over the years that this is usually the most preferred way of enjoying this sandwich, or so say my brother and kid. I tend to make my nuntella and peanut butter sandwiches the same way. Sometimes, if Im feeling a little crazy, I add bananas or strawberries also lol!

On the other hand, for a peanut butter and banana sandwich, I add peanut butter to both sides of the bread. Since you are getting more banana to peanut butter, in each bite, you have to even that out. I prefer less ripe bananas, they’re meatier and more sweet; which is a nice contrast with the salty peanut butter.

Whatever way you like your sandwich, so be it. I think we all forget to eat lunch sometimes, or we just don’t always have time to take a break from work and get something to fuel our minds… Pack yourself a sandwich! It takes 5min to make, and is easy to carry with you.

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2 thoughts on “The Perfect Peanut Butter Sandwich

    • My (adopted) mother hasn’t ever been much of a cook, but my dad is! We didnt eat many sandwiches growing up. I would love to think that I made the best for my kid! lol 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog, and the compliment!
      -Steph

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