March 6, 2009

the classic

That's right, the classic. Like Frogger or Lord of the Flies. Like the Volkswagen Beetle or The Beatles. Classic--something of enduring interest.


I'm breaking out the tried and true peanut almond butter and jelly sandwich to remind those of you who haven't yet told me your favorite dish in which to use nut butter to hurry up and do so. There're five free jars of Barney Butter on the line here!

What, you want a recipe? Your wish is my command.

ABJ a la Grace
2 slices hearty, healthy whole wheat bread
2 large knife-scoops Barney Butter
2 massive dollops jelly, preferably of the apple cinnamon variety, but strawberry will do in a pinch

Slather Barney Butter on one slice of bread, and spread the jelly out on the other. Put the pieces of bread together such that the Barney Butter gives the jelly a big ol' smooch. Cut in half for easier consumption, and enjoy.

62 comments:

Culinarywannabe said...

Now that's a recipe I think I can handle! :)

Amy said...

Wow!Yummy pic Grace!One of my favorite sammies!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM....what a lovely picture!!! Looks so yummie:)!!!

Albany Jane said...

Mmm - my favorite jam is raspberry with the seeds. Although I also got this delish strawberry rhubarb one time that was so tangy and delightful!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Lip-smacking good Grace :0)

Rosie x

Sara said...

My favorite! I think I need to make one this weekend.

lisaiscooking said...

Almond butter on whole wheat -- I may have to change what I said was my favorite use of nut butter.

toontz said...

Mmmm...who doesn’t love a good pb&j? My favorite dish: http://okaramountain.blogspot.com/2008/05/okara-pb-muffins.html ;)

kat said...

Now I'm one of those people who never ate pb&j my entire life. Now Pb & banana that would get me

Laura said...

Dang! Only you could make a picture of PB&J look so enticing. Or AB&J as the case may be. :)

Lori said...

That is one great shot Grace!

Kendra said...

There are times I think my kids would starve to death without PB! LOL When moms away dad does what he knows. LOL

Great shot!

LilSis said...

Love, love, love almond butter. Your photo makes me want one of those right now!

Paula said...

I've never had apple cinnamon jelly! Actually, I never ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches growing up. Guess I should give almond butter and jelly a try! :-)

April in CT said...

Apple cinnamon jelly is my husbands fave-o-rite and he pretty much won't eat any other kind of jelly. WHY is it so hard to find?!? Maybe I'm not looking in the right grocery store. LOL

Looks like a perfect PB&J and I've got to find me some of that Barney Butter!

Donna-FFW said...

Now, Im craving one! Unbelievable how appetizing you made that look!

Ingrid said...

Weird but true I don't like PB&J! Perhaps I would if I tried it with barney butter and your apple cinnamon jelly? Alas I have neither of those so I guess it's no sandwich for me.
~ingrid

Melanie said...

Man, I was the Frogger champion in my day, if I can take a moment to brag.

As for your sandwich, it looks delish - as a PB sandwich always does in my eyes (even though this isn't technically peanut butter).

Elyse said...

I'm so glad you broke out this classic. It deserved to be posted about. Talk about one of life's best comfort foods. Those nut butter and jelly flavors sandwiched between great, hearty bread. Well, there's just not much better!

Helene said...

That would be good for my lunch, yum.

Linds said...

A timeless classic is right. Your picture is drool-worthy ;)

Olivia said...

I literally have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich EVERY day. Looking at this picture, I know why.

Dawn said...

now that's a good photo!

Ron Merlin said...

A nut-butter recipe of mine you might like. I'd be sure to make it with the Barney Butter also.

http://themerlinmenu.blogspot.com/2009/02/whipped-cashew-butter-cookies.html

Marilyn said...

Last time my daughter came home from the US she made me pbj's..I am hooked...I love them! She also bought home Graham(?) crackers and hershey chocolate (yum) and we had smores OMG..how delicous are they. You know..if I had to pick a recipe to adapt for your nut butter, I would choose to make nut butter balls..(like reese's pb cups.. another gift from the US :) ) Marilyn

dessertobsessed said...

GORGEOUS sandwich!

Mary said...

Lately I've really been diggin' blackberry jelly. It's darn tasty.

MaryBeth said...

Bravo my dear, these is absolutely nothing wrong with a good old PBJ.. Yours looks sticky and gooey, just the way I like it.

Bunny said...

That sammie is a hunk of burnin love Grace!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Oh you are a temptress aren't you!? And have you used a different camera for the photos? Your photos are always very good but this really pops! :)

Heather said...

mm. i've never done the apple cinnamon jelly. that sounds so good!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

That is one fantastic photo! Wow...I didn't have nut butters on my mind before I clicked over here but now I sure do!

Lisa said...

Great job on the sandwich photo! I always think sandwiches are difficult to capture but yours looks exceptionally yummy.

Robin Sue said...

I like PBJ the old fashioned way, soft white bread, grape jelly, and Jiff. But now that I am all grown up- wheat breat, natural PB, and homemade strawberry jam! Great photo BTW!

Butterball said...

Part II; grill that PBJ up in butter & I'm in!

Sophie said...

Lol this definitely will never go out of style. I love looove that picture! It should be framed! :D

Pam said...

Now you are making me crave: Peanut butter, honey and plain potato chip sandwich - it's my very favorite.

Louise at Livin Local said...

Wheat bread? check
Crusts on? check
Almond butter? check
Marion berry jelly? missing

If you ever want to hear a funny debate between kids, bring up the "what is the proper way to make a PB&J?" question and enjoy their heated preferences.

Nicisme said...

Great pic, I could reach over and take a bite!

Linda said...

What a fantastic photo!!!

My personal fav: PB, bananas, and honey on whole wheat

I also love Dorie Greenspan's recipe for peanut butter torte

unconfidentialcook said...

You don't have to be six to want to sink your teeth into that beauty of a sandwich!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Hey, you have some awards waiting for you over at my site!

Shelly said...

Apple cinnamon jelly? I've never tried that on a PB&J sandwich. Sounds yummy! Great looking sandwich by the way :)

Kevin said...

Great shot of that ab&j sandwich!

jancd said...

Your picture is fantastic. I love apricot preserves with almond butter on whole wheat.

Maria said...

My favorite is nut butter with bananas, honey on whole wheat! YUM! Great photo!!

noble pig said...

Oh that dripping jelly...

pigpigscorner said...

A great shot! This is definitely a classic!

Emily said...

OH MAN! I love that picture! I want to make a giant poster of it and put it on my wall.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Oh man, I want some of that ooey gooey goodness!

Leslie said...

you mae PB and J look stunning!

Half Baked said...

A classic! What could be better??? Great photo:)

Bridgett said...

This looks so elegant for a classic as pb&j. Perfection on a plate!

Sandie said...

I have to tell you---that is the single most gorgeous and enticing hunk of Almond Butter & Jelly I've ever seen. It makes me want to lick the screen ;-)

LyB said...

That photo is fantastic, the colors are so vibrant. The sandwich looks good too. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Peanut butter and jelly is the best thing ever. It's even better than Mac and cheese. I literally gasped out loud in delight when I saw the photo!

foodhoe said...

that looks fantastic, I've never had apple cinnamon jelly but it sounds so good.

MaryBeth said...

Grace...Please stop in for a visit, I have something for you!

Jescel said...

yummy.. had PB&J for breakfast! wish I'd won one of those almond butter..dang, I never get to win in a raffle draw (or random number generator in this case)

Nazarina A said...

Every nook and cranny of this delicious sandwich says "Eat me."

Ann said...

PBJ is one of the best things in life, period. The wheel? Take it or leave it. The PBJ? Take it.

Jeanne said...

I grew up with PB and golden syrup (like corn syrup) rather than PBJ, but as with all classics, the basic goodness can withstand a little alteration :) Love the idea of making a PBJ with other nut butters - and that photo is just to die for!