Have You Been Making PB&J Wrong Your Whole Life?
In a world where most schools forbid peanut products within a mile of school grounds and/or property, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have become all but extinct. When I was a kid, we walked to school barefoot, uphill, both ways, in the snow, with a PB&J that our parents made for us.
Today, you can't send a kid to school armed with peanut butter. So, what's left? Lunch meat? It's hard to be creative with salami. Needless to say, peanut butter is no where in sight when I prep the kids' lunches.
But for some reason, my wife absolutely loves my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I easily make four or five a week for her to take to work. She's either trading lunch items with co-workers, or selling 'em on eBay. She once asked me why they taste so good, and I told her, "I make 'em with love." She had no idea that I draw a heart in the peanut butter of every sandwich I have ever made for her.
A few weeks ago she saw a picture I put on Facebook of her pre-assembled entree (above), and was surprised. I explained to her that when I was a kid, I learned how to make the sandwiches by watching my mom, and that was how she did it.
Sure you can draw a mustard smiley face on bologna, or a ketchup heart on turkey 'n' cheddar, but there's nothing like writing or drawing in peanut butter. Do you do anything special when making a lunch for your kids or significant other? If you do, do they notice?