Whatever happened to the P&J

I was talking to my sister yesterday and she mentioned she was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We then went on to discuss the all famous P&J and how much we love them. Making a good P&J sandwich is an art, you don’t just slab on your peanut butter and jelly. I personally like my P&J dispersed evenly where sis likes 2/3 peanut butter to 1/3 jelly. Not only do I like mine 50/50 but it has to be spread to the very end of the bread, I don’t want to see any white showing! There’s more, I also like some weight to my sandwich meaning you don’t spread a thin layer, I want some substance! My manfriend also enjoys them and when I make one for him (or anyone) I do put a lot of TLC in my P&J! It is an art!

Speaking of sandwiches my sis and I also realized that kids today don’t eat them anymore, they are kind of like albums, 8 tracks, cassettes…outdated. Back in the day I loved a good bologna sandwich with mustard and Frito’s sprinkled on top. You don’t even hear about bologna anymore…cuz Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A (if you are under 30 you have no idea what the hell I am talking about). I know bologna is full of stuff we don’t want to know about but it tastes so damn good. Another observation is the sub sandwich. Whatever Subway or Submarina, etc. is claiming to be a sub sandwich it’s not; it’s a buffet line of crap they go through to make a sandwich. When I was a kid back in NJ we had deli’s that made real sub’s that would overflow with all fresh ingredients. My question is…Is the good sub a thing of the past or is it an east coast thing?

I think what it boils down to is kids today don’t want to take the time to make a good sandwich…you have to take out the meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, condiment, bread, chips, then make it and put everything away. Now they can take out something frozen, zap it in the microwave and eat. I guess the art of making a good P&J will become a dying one. I can see it now, I will be talking to my grandkids and mention a P&J and they will give me that look…the look of “huh”.

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