PB&J by Lexi

Posted on November 29, 2006 
Filed Under Cooks in Training, Main dishes

I haven’t been cooking much since I started this blog… Thanksgiving last week and then plans this week. Monday eve, we had company (well, they were very comfy company… I think the word ‘friends’ would fit better) and they brought hot pizzas ready to eat… see, not really what you’d call company!   

So, I’m going to feature my daughter Lexi making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She is big enough to make her own, she says. And I let her if I’m up to it… I know that sounds backwards, but it’s easier to do it myself than to clean up her mess! Lexi is almost 4 (b-day Dec 7). We have a fun birthday cake all planned out for her and we can hardly wait to make it. I’ll put it on here after her birthday.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

2 pieces of bread
Peanut butter
Jelly (any kind, but strawberry is best)

Get the loaf of bread out of the drawer and get 2 pieces of bread out… don’t get the crust, just choose 2 pieces out of the middle. Don’t bother closing the bag… you can do that later or Mom will do it. Pull up a chair to the cupboard and get on it so you can reach the peanut butter. Put the peanut butter by the bread slices. Get the jelly out of the fridge. Then get a knife out of the drawer… not the sharp kind, just the regular kind, what Mom calls butter knives, but sometimes they’re jelly knives too, like right now. Lay out the pieces of bread and start spreading on a bunch of peanut butter on one piece and jelly on the other. Sometimes Mom says I have too much on.
pbj1

Sometimes you get your hand a little messy, but that’s ok. It works to just lick it off.
pbj2
Then, put the 2 pieces of bread together. If you have a smiley face press, now would be the time to press it into the sandwich. It makes a smiley face on your sandwich without cutting it, but it makes it sorta smashy too. Oh, and be sure to lick off the knife!
pbj3   Peanut butter and jelly is the very bestest sandwich!

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