Peanut butter sandwiches have always been a wonderful source of nutrition for lunches, snacks, and breakfasts. Above that they are quite tasty, too! I am going to show you how to take a traditional PBJ and take it to another- more satisfying level of delicious. Or an easy route to Type A Diabetes...
Step 1: Stay Clean!
Always remember to wash and disinfect your hands before preparing any food!!
Step 2: Layout Food in a Clean Area
For an ultimate PBJ you might need peanut butter, jelly, bananas, honey, and anything else that might sound yummy to you personally. Lay out the two slices of bread next to each other on a clean counter or plate.
Step 3: Peanut Butter
Open the jar of peanut butter and scoop peanut butter onto the knife. Spread the peanut butter onto one of the slices of bread evenly.
Step 4: Bananas (optional)
After putting the peanut butter away, slice a banana into slices approximately 1/2 inch thick. Placing these directly onto the peanut butter keeps them from sliding off and created small gaps for the jelly to fill.
Step 5: Jelly
Use a spoon or butter knife to distribute jelly onto the opposite still plain bread slice. This ensures that when you put the sandwich together the jelly won't slip off, or if you put the jelly on the already topped slice of bread, it might slip off of that as well before you get the chance to put the other slice on top.
Step 6: Honey (optional)
To add extra sweet scrumptious flavor, consider adding a bit of honey. Distribute it evenly onto the slice of bread that has only jelly on it.
Step 7: Extras (M&M's for Me!)
You can really add almost anything to a PBJ sandwich. Sweet things make it all the better, which is why I choose to add M&M's for the finishing touches of perfection in a PBJ.
Step 8: Put It Together!
Take the slice of bread with peanut butter, and bananas on it and flip it onto the other. The reason I do it in that order is because the jelly always seems to slide off somehow if I do it the other way around. If you included a lot of ingredients, you may want to wrap the bottom half in a napkin to avoid dropping ingredients.
Step 9: Clean Up After Yourself
Have some manners! Unless you are living alone with ten cats who might appreciate the left out extras, make sure to put everything away, wipe up the area, and wash your hands.