Yesterday I forgot to send a snack to school with my sweetheart. I thought that I might show up at lunch time and surprise her with it. Her school is great like that. You can show up and eat lunch with you children whenever you like.
So I showed up, snack in hand, and waited for her class to march into the cafeteria. While I was waiting a bunch of fifth grade girls were staring at me...and saying things. Seriously. I felt like I was back in fifth grade again only my hair cut is so much better now so Im guessing thats not what they were talking about. Once they thankfully went back to their classroom I saw my little sweetie heading for the lunch line. Yes, I let her buy lunch yesterday.
When the kids don't want the entree there is always peanut butter and jelly available, or so it says on the monthly menu. I assumed it was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich...like one of those sandwiches that takes 35 seconds to make.
It was an "Uncrustable"...in a bag...from the grocery store.
I said nothing, but I wondered what in the actual PBJ, they are thinking? I thought there was some kind of No Child Left Behind thing going on in lunch rooms across America.
That wasn't going to work for me so I hit the grocery store right after I left. Peanuts, organic bread, sugar-free blackberry jelly. If she wants a peanut butter and jelly sandwich-in-a-bag, it's coming from home.
There is truly no need to buy peanut butter, especially if there are a lot of added ingredients. It is simple to make in about 60-90 seconds if you have a food processor.
HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER
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