Now you may be thinking, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, really? This poor woman has been reduced to scraping the bottom of the proverbial blog post barrel - but then - that's where you'd be wrong. Because when it comes to PB&J, I admit it, I'm a bit of a snob. I will only make a PB&J sandwich if I have certain ingredients in my pantry. 1. Mrs. Baird's extra-thin white bunny bread. I call it bunny bread considering when you untwist that tie on the package for the first time, the bread inside is super soft - kind of like a sweet bunny; ergo bunny bread was born in our home. 2. Jif smooth peanut butter, on the new side, so I only buy small containers to ensure constant freshness. And 3. ONLY grape jelly; either Smucker's Concord grape or Welch's Concord grape. I have on occasion used Apricot jam, simply because I love that so much I can eat it right out of the jar! However, it just isn't the same as grape jelly. Peanut butter and grape jelly are an iconic twosome, they should never be separated - you can't eat one without the other. Sacrosanct.
Okay, now here comes the twist. Grilling your PB&J, just like you would a grilled cheese sandwich. Have you tried this? I tell you the truth it will change your life - seriously. If you are a PB&J connoisseur and haven't delved into the pleasures of the grilled version you must give it a try. It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a warm spot in your tummy, which is a delightful treat in the midst of this deep freeze we find ourselves experiencing. SO GO FORTH, GRILL & ENJOY!
GRILLED PB&J SANDWICHES
The simple act of grilling a PB&J sandwich with lots of butter changes the whole thing,
making the outside crispy and the inside warm and extra gooey. HEAVEN!
MAKES 1 SANDWICH
- 2 slices of bread
- 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of grape jelly
- 1 tablespoon of butter, softened
WHAT TO DO
- Heat griddle or skillet to 350 degrees F.
- Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
- Spread peanut butter on unbuttered side of one slice of bread, and jelly on the other slice.
- Place one slice, buttered side down on the griddle. Top with other slice, so that peanut butter and jelly are in the middle.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, and heated through.
I ask you, which looks more appetizing?
Mr.P loves using strawberry preserves and sliced bananas in his grilled PB&J sandwich. I must admit it is decadent, sinfully rich and super delicious! How about trying Nutella or Marshmallow creme? Whatever flavor combo you choose, you just can't possibly go wrong with this Wintertime treat!
~THE DOMESTIC CURATOR~