Friday, September 19, 2008

Lunch With Peanut

Little P loves to eat. He will eat pretty much anything, although he is becoming a little more picky in his old age. One thing he still loves to eat is Mommy's Perfect Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. A sandwich and a cup of milk usually satisfy my little monster when he is hungry for lunch, and since he is a self-proclaimed vegetarian, he will only eat cheese or PB&J.

The perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich is prepared by taking one piece of bread and spreading a very thin layer of peanut butter (crunchy is preferred, but creamy will do). Next, take a knife and spread a very thin layer of strawberry preserves. Jelly is no good, and jam just barely passes the test (unless it is grandma's homemade plum jam, which is most divine). The key here is the thin layers of peanut butter and jelly because it is less messy to eat and that means easier for mommy to clean up. Fold the slice of bread in half and cut it into thin strips perfect for little fingers. I do not remove the crust; if he is willing to eat it, I am not going to waste any bite, as bread is quite expensive these days. Serve with dried blueberries, a little string cheese, and a cup of milk for a very happy baby.


Dawn said...

Our kids would be the perfect match for a lunch date. My little guy isn't quite a vegetarian, but he prefers anything to meat. He will eat beets, brussel sprouts, and asparagus, but shuns naked chicken (grilled). He might eat a chicken nugget if we beg him. MAYBE.

wright said...

That is one happy kid. And if you're making PB&J sandwiches, I'll take one please!