So one of the things about the "blogging everyday" is I'm not taking my blog ideas a bit further. Often I'll be in the moment of something that makes me think, happy, question- I'll say to myself- I need to blog about this! And then it is gone.....This month when those things happen I try to text myself, write it down or tell someone- I'm more effective when I extrovert about things.
Another trick has been starting a post entry and leaving it in the draft area- this is one of those topics. PB and J- who doesn't love one! I really feel for those allergic to peanuts like my brother. Yes I like peanuts and most nuts and most nut butters- but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a classic, something that makes my mouth, soul and stomach sign that happy relief.
So on Newark-Granville Road- Sally asks often to have a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwhich- no jelly. Today I came downstairs and she was making her own...kind of struggling with it a bit and I so loved helping her. My favorite knife to use is from my grandmother- Ga-Ga. Clara Schnebly Price is with me so much in my life and that too could be a blog topic!! There is something about the wide long blade and similar handle that makes spreading the peanut butter easier.
Later in the day I had skipped lunch and was at work in the downstairs volunteer/event kitchen. I was just going to get some nuts or fruit but I found pure nourishing comfort instead!! We had an event last week and provided lunch. I picked up lunch meat with bread but also made sure to have PB and J in case we ran low. Who knew it would come in handy for my busy week. Turns out my colleague had also skipped lunch so I made two sandwiches and it just felt good to make the sandwich. I found an old cheese spreader and the bread that was just right softness. And when you are hungry- the PB and J tastes all the better!
So looking back in my PB and J life...I so fondly remember play dates in Baltimore. I don't even recall the friend's name- he was a boy, I vaguely remember what he and his mom looked like....but I do recall and can so vividly remember the taste of fluffer nutter! And to be honest when I make peanut butter with marshmallow fluff- it isn't quite the same. I also recall the fun at an older time in my life- maybe Altooona days?? I came to know and really enjoy peanut butter and pickle sandwhiches. So when I hear abut peanut butter burgers (Red Oak Tavern in Newark!!) or Peanut Butter and bacon- I think hmmmm- might need to give that a try! Life on Newark-Granville Road appreciates tasty innovation as well as the classics!