Thursday, September 21, 2006

The art of the PBJ

Ok, I want to share a discovery of mine in regards to the value of paying a little more money sometimes.

So I love me some peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches. In college the majority of my meal were in sandwich form (turkey and pbj). Even now I eat several a week for lunch or even breakfast (with a glass of milk it's a ballanced meal).

So I start with my sandwich this morning














But since the jelly is a little runny . . .















I am forced to make a jelly holding area . . .













by putting peanutbutter around the edges of the bread and leaving a hole in the middle














In which I place the jelly












So, because I bought generic jelly












wihtout any fruit at all I have to take extreme measures to keep the jelly from dripping all over the place.












The moral of the story is: sometimes it's worth it to spend a little bit more money to get some jelly that actually has fruit in it and doesn't need it's own little "peanutbutter fort" to keep from dripping all over the place.

~fin~

10 comments:

Tim Lewis said...

Gross...turkey and pbj? Maybe you should try one at a time.

Didn't you steal loaves of bread from the cafeteria?

rebecca marie said...

mmmmmmpeanut butter and jelly sammiches.

Meg said...

Blech, PB&J is pukeworthy, even with the best homemade jam. (MMMMM....JAM.) That comes of 9 years of kids begging for PB&J daily, though. And the smell of peanut butter on a knife while I'm washing it, and I happen to be pregnant. Wet peanut butter is blechy.


When I was pregnant, though, I craved smoked turkey, bacon, and crunchy peanut butter sandwiches on toasted whole wheat. It still sounds good. ;)

Dwayne said...

And I thought making coffee and tea drinks at Starbucks was complicated...

You should consider opening up your own PB&J storefront somewhere in Portland...you never know how catchy it just might become.

KK said...

OOOOOOOH, James you are so full of useful information! Oh, how I wish I had my own peanutbutter fort to live in! Yes, I think I just called myself jelly. Hmmm I wonder how the husband would feel about that?

Anywho! Your rock, useful-information-man!

tabitha jane said...

you made pb&j look GOOD my friend.

you should try some of my mom's homemade jam . . . it's GOOD!! and full of fruit!

preacherman said...

My boys love PBJ...adding a little turkey might be a great way for them to get some meat.
No I wouldn't do that to them...
:-)
Great post!

kristi said...

With jelly in the middle do you get bites of peanut butter and jelly at the same time?

Big Mike Lewis said...

Conservas de Fresa sounds yummy right about now.

Meg said...

Jaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaames, you really need to blog again. I'm getting grossed out by the PB schmear every time I check your page. ;) You should have some chicken nuggets up instead.