National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Did you know that today was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day?

Home Pride Bread, PBJ, National Peanut Butter and Jelly DayOf course a PBJ starts out with the right bread. For me that is Home Pride Butter Top Wheat bread.

Jif, The right Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter, PBJThen you must have the right peanut butter. I always have a jar of JIF Creamy Peanut Butter on my counter. It is the best peanut butter for a good PBJ.

Pomegranate Jelly, PBJ, National PBJ DayThen you must choose your jelly. For a PBJ, I usually will have strawberry jam or preserves. However, since it is Peanut Butter and Jelly day I decided that I had to have jelly.

Therefore, I chose a nice homemade pomegranate jelly that I helped make.

See: Pomegranate Jelly

Completed sandwich, PBJ, Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, Of course the two halves must go together and my PBJ is on the plate. Ready for me to eat while watching Curling. I also brewed a nice cup of High Mountain Tea to go with my meal.

Pomegranate Jelly, Jif Peanut Butter, PBJ, sandwichOf course the first bite was delicious with three great ingredients. Memories of childhood PBJ’s came to mind as I enjoyed my sandwich.

Did you have a PBJ today?



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2 Responses to National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

  1. I cannot believe you have a day for Peanut butter …….. ?!!!
    Must admit I love the stuff, although Jiff here in UK is not as good as you get.
    A bit like Idaho Potato mash – lovely but only if I get it from the US.
    Must blame your Marines for this English eccentricity. 🙂 as they feed me both when I worked with them several years ago.

  2. Pete Braun says:

    I’ve had a PB&J sandwich for lunch on April 2 ever since I found out that it was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Lately, I’ve taken a liking to adding honey and banana slices to my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and they have made for the best homemade lunches I’ve ever had.
    Since Home Pride isn’t available where I live, I have to look at other brands of bread, usually Signature Select Honey Wheat Berry, 8-grain or Whole Wheat, or even Dave’s Killer Bread Honey Oats and Flax bread. I usually use Jif Natural Creamy peanut butter, Aunt Sue’s raw and unfiltered wildflower honey, a Del Monte organic banana and one of Smucker’s Simply Fruit varieties, my favorite being the Seedless Black Raspberry Spreadable Fruit.
    As for making the sandwiches, I start by spreading a thin layer of peanut butter on one slice of bread. Next, I drizzle 1-2 spoonfuls of honey over the peanut butter. This varies depending on what spoon I have available for this. Then, I spread a thicker layer of peanut butter on top of honey, sealing the honey in so that it doesn’t leak. Next, I peel a banana and cut it into coin-like slices, followed by laying them out over the peanut butter/honey mix. Then, I spread a layer of jelly on the other slice of bread. Finally, here comes my favorite part of making this delicious treat: lay the jelly-covered bread – jelly-side down – on top of the peanut butter, honey and banana-covered bread and gently press the two slices together to form sandwich. Serve the remainder of the banana as a side item, get something to drink, and you’re ready to enjoy your yummy peanut butter, honey, banana and jelly sandwich. It’s so good. I’ve even convinced my mom to try this…and she loves it!

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