A New Twist on An Old Favorite

Today at the Homeschool Village, the link up is all about creative lunch times. Hop over to see what other moms like to make for lunch. A couple of weeks ago, I posted about how my kids like to play McDonald's at lunchtime. I'd like to share another lunchtime favorite with you -- it's a new twist on everyone's favorite, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

A little bit of background: I grew up in South Florida in a transplanted family from the midwest. My father did some cooking - mostly breakfasts, grilling out, and one other favorite of mine, the Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly! The best meal was always a grilled pb&j, Fritos, and a chocolate malt. So so good. In fact, a couple of years ago when I had surgery and my parents came to help at my house, the first meal I ate after coming home was my dad's specialty - talk about comfort food!

I've passed this love down to my children and like to make grilled PB&Js for them, mostly when it's cold outside. I'll talk you through it:

Get out your favorite Peanut Butter and Jelly:

Put your bread open face on your griddle:

Layer A LOT of Peanut Butter and Jelly on the bread (you want it to ooze through when you're grilling it!):

Butter each side of the sandwich :

Grill until toasted brown and a little of the peanut butter and jelly is oozing out:

Wait a few minutes to eat them because they get HOT inside, then sit outside on a sunny day and enjoy the meal! Oh.... add some fruit and lemonade to go with it!

Perfect! While we were enjoying this outside a neighbor drove by and asked what we were eating. He said his favorite grilled sandwich is a grilled Pimiento and Cheese! Now, there's something to try as well.

Doesn't this look like a happy lunch customer?

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