Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Reinventing the Wheel


If you love food, then you need to go check out Get Cookin' at Each week has a different food topic. Paula posts recipes and videos for that topic and gives us a weekly activity. This week was Kid's Lunch Box. Our activity was to submit photos or videos of something creative for a lunchbox. I submitted the Elizabeth Sandwich. Below is my entry, but you can go here to see it on Get Cookin'. Paula gives us our topic each Thursday and you have until Tuesday to post your submission. On Wednesday Paula will choose winners! This week, two winners will receive Paula Deen's new book, Cookbook for the Lunch-box Set.

Let me introduce you to the Elizabeth Sandwich. This is the ultimate peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You've probably noticed how when you pack a pb&j, the jelly makes the bread soggy on it's half of the sandwich. Here's how to keep that from happening...

  • First you need three pieces of bread.
  • Lay out your bread keeping the piece that you will use for the middle separate from the other two.
  • Spread peanut butter onto one side of each of the two outside slices of bread. You probably don't want to slather each slice with as much peanut butter as you normally do for a regular sandwich.

For the middle slice of bread, cover both sides with jelly and place between the two other slices.

Now the peanut butter will keep the bread from turning soggy.

The best time to make this sandwich is the night before you'll eat it. By the time lunch rolls around, that middle slice of bread has soaked up all the jelly, and that is a good thing. It will keep jelly from dripping out of the sandwich and all over your hands. Keep in mind that this is one hefty sandwich. If you're making this for you child, you'll want to spread the jelly and peanut butter thinner than normal.

*Here's a tip for smoother jelly spreading. Spoon the amount of jelly you need into a small bowl and microwave for about 15 seconds. Then stir until smooth. This will make the jelly spread easier without big clumps.

The ultimate peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


Tia said...

thanks for the link recommendation re: paula deen.

Simply Life said...

Ha, too fun!