The Proper Way to Make a PB&J Sandwich
Everybody has their own personal PB&J preferences, and some people are VERY passionate about them!
I know that I'm an adult, but nothing beats eating like a kid. When I was younger, I was a HUGE fan of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For years I ate one every. Single. Day. My babysitter always used to make the best ones, so now as an adult, I try to mimic hers.
First of all, you have to use plain white or wheat bread. Those are the only acceptable kinds. As far as peanut butter goes, it HAS to be Jif. I prefer creamy, because it's easier to spread, but I'm definitely not against the chunky kind. For jelly, it's all about Welch's Concord Grape. I refuse to eat any other kind. When making the sandwich, you put the jelly on one side of the bread, and the peanut butter on the other. If you put both the peanut butter and jelly on the same slice of bread, I think you're insane. Finally, you cut it diagonally. It just tastes better that way.
Brain is definitely a white bread kind of guy. He also follows the rule of spreading, putting the peanut butter and jelly on different slices of bread. He enjoys Jif peanut butter, but occasionally goes for Peter Pan (he's got a family on a budget). He's a little more loose than me when it comes to jelly. He'll eat any flavor, but prefers grape or strawberry.
We got into this discussion at Listener Lunch last week, and I heard all sorts of wacky things. I found out that people put BUTTER on their PB&J. Butter?! Really?! No way!
Now we want to hear how YOU do PB&Js. Share your process with us in the comments, especially if you do something a little weird.