PB&J

Perhaps only those raised in the USA understand the alluring comfort of the peanut butter & jelly sandwich. I have friends in the UK turn up their noses in disgust at the mention of a PB&J sandwich (while they smear brown yeasty Marmite on brown bread).

I grew up with PB&J made with grape jelly, Jiffy™ peanut butter (I alternated between smooth and creamy) and grape jelly (which for the Brits is like jam without all the bits & clumps).

Enroute to Portland, OR at the Detroit layover this morning I bought a sandwich at the PB&J counter (Cashew butter on 7-grain brown bread w/ rasberry jam). It seemed the perfect flight food today–sweet, carby, nostalgic)

This post has 6 Comments

  1. Anonymous on February 12, 2009 at 11:47 pm Reply

    There is everywhere

  2. Anonymous on February 13, 2009 at 12:03 am Reply

    Yes, “perhaps” is the operative word here, but thats not true (laughs)..South africa has some of the top of the range, world class peanut butter + all the sweet nothings (or is it sweet temptations) that you’ve mentioned..Just ask Glen Retief..

  3. Sheria-South Africa on February 13, 2009 at 12:16 am Reply

    Yes, “perhaps” is the operative word here, but thats not true (laughs). South Africa has some of the top of the range, world class peanut butter + all the sweet nothings (or is it sweet temptations) that you have mentioned…just ask Glen Retief..Yes, i decided to add my name to my comment so that people know that there is yummy P.B in this part of the world too..

  4. p2son on February 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Sharia, so good to know that yummy P.B. exists there. When I lived in Ecuador about 25 years ago and then in Zambia about 12 years ago, Peanut Butter were exotic luxuries.

    When Glen and I traveled to South Africa in December, we did buy some very nice P.B. to go with our gooseberry jam on brown bread. Yum.

  5. Sheria on February 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm Reply

    Glad u enjoyed the s.african P.B.. Ok, i have to sleep now so i dont miss out on my beauty sleep, as you know its valentines, and i got to look fresh for my valentines lunch & dinner! Wishing u more spiritual fulfilment and a complete understanding of your destiny as u travel on your trips..By the way, my name is spelt Sheria. It got mispelt as Sharia on my ID book and got stuck with Sharia since ever since, i have never bothered to correct it, will rectify that some time soon..Sheria is an arabic name meaning, the road to the watering place…ciao

  6. Sheria on February 14, 2009 at 12:24 am Reply

    Just so you know, my parents gave me the french name Sheria(h) with an h, meaning “Beloved”. I then i started researching more about the name and discovered there is the arabic version( Sheria) and i liked it more, coz i thought it had a spiritual meaning..I then switched spellings! To this day, my parents insist i stick to SHERIAH, the name they gave me! Guess i have to do that, soon… Damn! The curse of technology..I was meant to to bed about 2 hours ago, yet i have chatting with friends this whole time! Sleeping now..

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