Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How do you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

20 comments:

Scottie said...

Often.

Leslie said...

First I get some kind of high fiber bread* and put super sugary Peter Pan creamy peanut butter on one piece of bread then I clean off the knife and add grape jelly to the other side and put them together. Always peanut butter first and jelly second. Then I eat it. I never pack an pb&j for travel because it gets soggy.

*The high fiber bread is a new phenomenon. I recently started buying it because one sandwich fills me up, which is not the case for generic wheat bread.

Leslie said...

Oh and I didn't have my first pb&j until I was in junior high. I told my mom that I hated them (even though I hadn't had one) and would only eat fluffernutters. Surprise, surprise I was a stubborn child.

John said...

Peanut Butter was banned in my house as my dad would eat it straight from the jar. So for those keeping track, when I was in grade...no PB and no Dirty Dancing.

Jam, never jelly. Don't really care about the PBJ. Doesn't hurt to toss in a banana or...and this is gross...butter.

John said...

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David said...

extra crunchy jiff.....then i grill it like a grilled cheese!

totally delicious!!!

Dan said...

Sans jelly.

K8 said...

i like natural pb. second is jiff. i spread the peanut butter first. then i put the jelly ON the peanut butter. not on the other slice of bread. over the years this has caused me a lot of question/heartache from onlookers. it's how my dad made it i guess.

i LOVE pb&j.

Cate said...

ingredients: wheat bread, smooth peanut butter, strawberry or raspberry jelly.

1. spread peanut butter on first piece of bread.
2. clean knife of peanut butter residue on second piece of bread.
3. spread jelly on second piece of bread (ratio - more jelly than peanut butter).
4. put pieces of bread together.
5. cut in half.
6. eat.

Andrew said...

Jelly on top. Always.

Beth said...

this is giving my flashbacks to english class... did anybody else do that writing exercise when you write instructions to make a PB&J and then somebody else has to follow them literally? like, if you had written "put the peanut butter on the bread" without saying "open the jar" first the person would just put a jar of peanut butter on top of some bread?

Rob said...

smuckers strawberry jam, skippy reduced fat super chunk peanut butter (has more consistency than regular) on brownberry original wheat.

also, peanut butter and butter is a delicious sandwich, but you need to put it on white bread.

pinchie said...

Spread creamy Jiff on both pieces of bread in a thin layer. Then spread a moderate amount of grape jelly on top of one piece. The double-sided sticky pb helps prevent smooshing and messes. (This is my dad's genius method. He's an engineer.)

pinchie said...

second on the peanut butter and butter! Microwave for 20 seconds.

beenu said...

hah yes, beth we had to do that assignment as well.

i'm w/ kate f. all on one side and i don't clean the knife after the peanut butter. i've found it's useless b/c i'm able to get the jelly w/o leaving PB residue.

then i cut the sandwich diagonally. this is key.

Sarah said...

first you take the peanuts and you crush em, you crush em, then you take the jelly and you spread it, you spread it...peanut, peanut butter (and jelly!)...yeah, my mom was a nursery school music teacher. i make pb&j to song

Karen said...

i don't make pb&j because peanut butter is gross and wrong. i tried just jelly sandwiches, but the bread gets too soggy.

Justin said...

Jiff (crunchy or smooth), grape or rasberry jelly (with seeds) on White Wonder bread!

Megan D said...

The right way -- peanut butter on both slices and jelly in between. Crust on.

Scottie said...

Jesus, people. I'm glad I don't date any of you. I pity your children. I picture each of you turning into Joan Crawford the first time your kid tries to make his/her own sandwich.

Having said that:

White bread, creamy peanut butter, grape jelly (but I'm not picky, I like strawberry jam and cherry preserves too). Peanut butter first...lots of it--the ratio should be around 3:1. Jelly on the other side (after cleaning the knife, of course). Both sides must be spread edge to edge, in as even a layer as possible. Crust on, NEVER CUT in half. Ever. Best enjoyed with a glass of whole milk...ice cold.

Freaks, the lot of you.