National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Today is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Not to be confused with PB&J Day.

Even though I don’t eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches very often, I make several a week. When I eat them I prefer creamy peanut butter and a berry flavored jelly. Most types of bread are acceptable; from wheat to potato, even rye bread. I love it open faced on toasted English muffins too.

When I was a kid, my mom would pack lunches the night before. She taught me that if you put a thin layer of peanut butter on both sides of the bread, it keeps the jelly from making the bread soggy before lunch. I didn’t realize until much later that this is an unusual (and maybe controversial) method. But I still like making my sandwiches that way, even when eating immediately.

In honor of this day, I decided to give you a photo montage of all of the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I have made in the last few weeks. During this time we finished a jar of strawberry jelly, worked on an already opened raspberry, and discovered a new cherry; also ate through loaves of potato and wheat bread. I also accidentally purchased a jar of crunchy peanut butter, which caused some unhappiness but did provide some variety. The last picture is the one I ate today. I hope one of these inspires you to make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today!
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Creamy, strawberry, potato bread

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Creamy, raspberry, potato bread

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Creamy, cherry, potato bread

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Creamy, strawberry, whole wheat tortilla

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Crunchy, raspberry, potato bread

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Creamy, cherry, whole wheat (MINE)

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