Monday, November 22, 2010

PB and J S...;)

....aka Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich
My simple pleasure..and oh my simple treasure..

This used to be my moms FAVOURITE meal (she thinks she’s allergic to peanut butter now)! And yes it was a meal...if she had this, there would be no need for dinner or “real” food. If not had as a meal, it would be out late night ‘snack’ while we discussed everything from school, to our futures to life to boys to love to happiness, sadness– basically everything and anything.

So from a young age we got to appreciate the pleasure a simple peanut butter and jam sandwich brings...but oh don’t be fooled, this simple treat can go from hero to zero if not made properly. Of course the word properly is a relative term here!

  • My fave way of making it is with a good thick spread of salted butter (the unsalted version doesn’t do much for me)
  • A thick layering or BLACK CAT PEANUT BUTTER (I unfortunately or fortunately am a sucker for Black cat and refuse to eat any other brand of peanut butter)
  • And finally...a good dollop of jam! My favourites wander between apricot jam and rasberry jam..I don’t do the likes of mixed fruit and marmalade (unless the marmalade is served with figs and good cheese) J






This, was my simple indulgent treat on Sunday morning..enjoyed with a good cuppa coffee, sitting on the floor, with legs crossed....I was 12 again ;)

Some history on peanut butter and jam or rather peanut butter and jelly (as some people refer to it).
For those who care, the calorie count in a PB and J sandwich - everything within moderation I say!!

Side note : I just realised that if I rearranged the letters in the title of my post, they would "spell" out two acroynms that are "commonly" used hahahahahahaha ROTFL

3 comments:

Wayne said...

I’m an adult. I do adult things. I go to work. I’m allowed to vote. I’m of legal age to drink. I’ve lost my virginity.

And I still eat peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Often.

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was talking with a friend of mine about comfort food. You know, when you’re in a bad mood or feel sad, and all of a sudden you get this insatiable urge to eat something very specific? It’s almost as if, if you don’t get that food, you’ll never feel better, you’ll never get out of your mood. For her, mushroom soup. For me, peanut butter and jam sandwiches. And it got me to thinking, why? It may be kinda Freudian, but I blame my mother.

See, my friend grew up in an well-groomed, healthy kinda home. I, on the other hand, grew up with a chip bunny in one hand and a half litre Coke in the other in the company of good friends or family. My daily staples were meat, potatoes, AK's and peanut butter and jam. So I presume that comfort food, is associated with what were good times when I was young.

Wayne said...

I’m an adult. I do adult things. I go to work. I’m allowed to vote. I’m of legal age to drink. I’ve lost my virginity.

And I still eat peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Often.

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was talking with a friend of mine about comfort food. You know, when you’re in a bad mood or feel sad, and all of a sudden you get this insatiable urge to eat something very specific? It’s almost as if, if you don’t get that food, you’ll never feel better, you’ll never get out of your mood. For her, mushroom soup. For me, peanut butter and jam sandwiches. And it got me to thinking, why? It may be kinda Freudian, but I blame my mother.

See, my friend grew up in an well-groomed, healthy kinda home. I, on the other hand, grew up with a chip bunny in one hand and a half litre Coke in the other in the company of good friends or family. My daily staples were meat, potatoes, AK's and peanut butter and jam. So I presume that comfort food, is associated with what were good times when I was young.

NuNuZa said...

Wayne - I feel u on that!! My comfort foods = bread, potatoes!! And yeah just all the wrong things..I cannot imagine how mushroom soup could be your comfort food?!? I wish that was the case with me! Oh wow! Maybe I should let go of what happened in my "growth stages" and change the habit of eating the "wrong" sort of comfort foods..but..it's just.so.comforting! haha