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When I was kid, my favorite go-to lunch was a good ‘ole peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Sometimes referred to as a PB&J. Perhaps you have heard of it? Most of us moms have. And I’m sure that on more than one occasion it was the quick and easy lunch solution for busy mornings!
There are times when school mornings can feel a little rushed. The kids can’t find their shoes or things just don’t seem to be going as smoothly as they should be and you find yourself short on time. You need to get lunches together for your children. The bus will be here soon. The quick and easy solution is probably located right in your cabinets.
There are only 3 items you need for a PB&J sandwich!
- Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
- Smucker’s Fruit Spread
Bread: I prefer to use whole grain white bread but pick whatever bread is your children’s favorite. Bread is the foundation for the peanut butter and jelly goodness. It’s the vehicle in which two of the best flavors are pressed together to make one awesome sandwich.
Mom Tip: Be sure you pick out the softest bread for the best for a PB&J. The kind that when your kids push their fingers into it, it leaves a small fingerprint indentation. That’s how you know it’s going to be so good!
Jif Creamy Peanut Butter: Hand over the Jif creamy peanut butter because it is what I always put on first. Honestly, it doesn’t make a difference whether you put the peanut butter or the jelly on first, but it’s how my mom made it for me when I was a child and I continue to do so, now that I’m a mom.
Dip your knife into the jar of peanut butter and get a great big gob of it on the knife. Now spread all over the bread so that there isn’t any white showing. Wipe the excess peanut butter off of your knife on the rim of the peanut butter jar.
Smucker’s Fruit Spread: Finally the last ingredient is Jif peanut butter’s closest friend….Smucker’s Strawberry Jam. Using the same butter knife, again get a gob of jam and spread it on your 2nd slice of bread.
You should now have two pieces of bread, one with Jif’s creamy peanut butter and one with Smucker’s strawberry jam. Go ahead and match up your sandwich bread with each other. Try to refrain from licking your fingers if any squirts out on the side!
Mom Tip: It may not seem like a big deal but it is for kids! How do your kids like the sandwich to be cut? My oldest son likes the crusts cut off. My younger son, well he likes to take a large cookie cutter and cut out a gingerbread person or a giant heart. This is his favorite way to have his school lunch.
For me, I love to cut it into triangles, that way I can get the softest part of the bread and the yummy goodness of the PB&J in each triangle bite. Whether you prefer to have it cut into triangles or the crusts taken off, one things for sure, it’s going to be good!
Mom Tip: Another thing us moms like to do is save money. Am I right? Well as you are gearing up for back to school shopping and lunches, be sure to head on over to Dollar General for all your PB&J fixings.
Dollar General makes it easy, as it has both the peanut butter and jelly in the same aisle! Look for the pantry items such as granola bars and cereal and you be able to quickly locate Jif’s Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s Strawberry Jam! Save $1.00 off when you buy both Jif Peanut Butter & Smucker’s Fruit Spread!
Moms can feel good about giving PB&J in their child’s lunchbox because it not only tastes great, your kids will love it and fills them up for the rest of the school day!