The Great PB&J Debate

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Believe it or not, school days have begun for both of my daughters. It was a crazy fun summer, but it’s time to buckle down, get organized and put our game faces on. And I don’t just mean the kids. While I do love the lazy days of summer, my family thrives on routine so I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. But the only way we will survive this Back-to-School season is to plan ahead and be prepared (some might say that I am list-obsessed).

For the last few weeks, I have purchased the school supplies, monogrammed the backpacks and wiped out the lunch kits. I have labelled every crayon, ironed every shirt and met every teacher. But one simple task can ruin even the most planned morning….the packing of the lunchbox.  I will admit that I have tried to pack inspired lunches with cute shapes, new recipes and handwritten notes but ultimately my kids will ask for their favorite, traditional peanut butter and jelly every time. And you know what? That is just fine with me.

penaut butter and jelly sandwich
A quick and easy traditional PB&J is crowd pleasing and something I feel good about packing in their lunchbox (with a few handwritten notes from Mom, of course). My kids don’t agree on much, but they unanimously vote for Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam as essential ingredients to their beloved PB&J. But that’s where the agreement ends and the age old question begins.

Should the peanut butter go on the right slice or the left?

Some would argue that it doesn’t matter, but my kids would call them wrong. Absolutely wrong. Let me walk you through the very important steps of making the best traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich (according to my kids).

dollar general peanit butter and jelly
1. Purchase your supplies! At Dollar General, you can get $1.00 off when you buy both the Jif Peanut Butter & Smucker’s Fruit Spread with this coupon.

2. Lightly toast the bread of your choice. This allows for easier spreading.

3. Decide if you’re a righty or a lefty.

4. Spread peanut butter on the right slice and jelly on the left.

5. Alternatively, spread peanut butter on the left and jelly on the right.

peanut butter left
6. Join the slices, cut diagonally and place in a sandwich bag. Enjoy!

Which side are you on? Do you put the peanut butter on the right or left? No matter what side you’re on, we can all agree they are definitely better together! Tell us your preference in the comments below!

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