The perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch

I am a sandwich nut.

I will put almost anything between two slices of bread and I mean almost anything. Below you will find some of my creations.

The perfect PB&J for the kids lunch.Your kids will love it.

I was just watching a movie and they were making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for their kids lunches. I remember taking these and by lunch the jelly has pretty much soaked the one side of the sandwich.

So I tried this secret and my daughter who is now 44 still talks about this sandwich. AND she still makes it that way just to eat it.

My secret.

I am not sure someone else hasn’t figured this out but here is what I did. I spread a thin coating of peanut butter on both slices of bread. It is up to you how thick the peanut butter is spread. If they like a lot of peanut butter spread it a little thicker but remember it is on both sides. Then spread the jelly on one slice of the peanut butter covered bread right over the peanut butter, put it together and your kids will be amazed. Unless of course they don’t like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

The “science” behind this is the peanut butter won’t soak the bread AND it has oil which will repel the jelly and keep it from soaking into the bread and making a mess.

As I said my daughter still talks about this sandwich after all these years.

Lunch meat sandwiches.

This is not a big deal but a hint in case you haven’t thought of this too. When doing a lunch meat sandwich with mayo or mustard put the condiment on one slice of meat and then top with the other slice or slices of meat to keep it from soaking into the bread.

Fried potato sandwiches or potato chip sandwiches.

Fry some hash browns or regular potatoes and season as you like, salt and pepper etc. Then put on bread, top with mustard and the other slice of bread. Lots of carbs but it is good.

You can do the same thing with potato chips. Use the plain thin potato chips that aren’t flavored. Put them on a slice of bread with mustard and another slice of bread and press slightly. These are both good unless you hate potatoes

How about a radish sandwich?

Slice radishes, I like them thin. Then place as many slices as you like on one slice of bread and salt the radishes. Then put mayo on the other slice and place on top of the radishes. I love these.

Banana, peanut butter and mayonnaise. Yes I said mayonnaise.

I know this sounds strange and most people will eat just banana and peanut butter but this is good unless of course you don’t like mayo. Toast the bread, put peanut butter on one slice of bread top with the banana then mayo on the other slice and place the other slice of bread on top. My mother got me eating this and I have eaten them all my life. I have only found one person outside of the family that ate them too.

Old family favorites.

As I said above my mother got me eating most if not all of these back in the day when everyone appears or tries to be health conscious. I don’t go too overboard with healthy eating. Like those people in restaurants that order wheat toast when I am sure they eat white bread at home. Why? Because if you look at the store there sure isn’t empty space where the wheat bread goes they are usually out of white bread.

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20 year veteran of the military. Born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Florida and retired in Florida. I have had two wives, and four children. Love the sunshine, the beach and fresh air. I really hate the cold and snow. Love a good rare steak, baked potato with butter and sour cream. I am addicted to pasta and especially fresh bread from Publix.

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