My friends at school always thought it was weird having it mixed up together that way. Sometimes I felt a little embarrassed at lunch time but mostly I just enjoyed the sandwich that was made with love. I also made my PB & J's by mixing the peanut butter with the jam, and as a new mom I served them like that to my kids.
When my kids were old enough to take them for school lunches, their friends also laughed at them because it was weird. So, I stopped mixing and began to make them like usual folks; spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and the jam on the other slice of bread.
Last week I made PB & J sandwiches for my grand kids the normal way and watched them as they began to eat. One was opening the bread and licking off the jam, another was wiping up jam that had squeezed from the sandwich and on to her blouse as she took a bite . . . and I had a light bulb moment!
When peanut butter is mixed well with jam, it doesn't ooze out and little ones can't eat only the jam and leave the peanut butter! And better yet, you can really pile the mixed peanut butter and jam on the bread nice and thick so it is lusciously good! Now I know why my mom mixed them, she was ridiculously practical!
So I once again began to mix the two ingredients, and serve to my family the same ole sandwich but made an old fashioned way, and of course, with heaping helpings of love; just like my mom use to make :)
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