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Monday, November 19, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly- no Jelly

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!


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love these precious memories...I wanted to get over to wish you all a happy thanksgiving..we will be on the road early tomorrow so I will catch up with you all when we return. You bring joy to all and I am so happy to call you friend. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

SSLeithauser said...

Thank you Mary Helen- I feel the same way! Happy Thanksgiving to you- can't wait to hear about your holiday!