Thursday, May 5, 2011

No Ordinary Lunch

From the Desk of the Esquire's Kitchen

Today I wish to share a brave intervention in the never ending quest to improve the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Culinary inspiration struck me this morning when I spied some Raspberry Preserves in the fridge. No ordinary PB&J today, I thought! I quickly assembled the needed tools and food stuffs. One butter knife and a tablespoon would suffice to handle the construction.

As for the ingredients:
Two medium slices of fresh whole wheat bread (end pieces are acceptable).
Super Crunchy Style Skippy Peanut Butter (or brand and crunch level of your choice).
Smucker's Raspberry Preserves (or again what ever the heck you want to use).
Now to build the meal:

(1) Apply peanut butter to the bread in the desired amount, preferably within the bounds of the bread.
(2) Apply a tablespoon of the preserves, again avoiding spillover because then it's just such a mess getting it out of the sandwich bag.
(3) Collapse the two bread slices upon each other and voila!

Now to report on the feasting:
All the heightened anticipation quickly fled with the first bite of this absolutely somewhat above average version of a PB & J sandwich.
I will nevertheless remain faithful to this easier than pie lunch creation, but I do hear grapes and strawberries calling!
Bon Appetit'
Le Esquire

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