Happy National PB&J Day!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

It's peanut butter jelly time!

In case you didn't know, today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! I don't know about you, but the good ol' PB & J was certainly a staple of my childhood. 

But how did I know of this spectacular holiday? I discovered National Holiday Calander! Oh, it's fun. Yay, for something for almost every day of the year!

In preparation for this yummy holiday, I learned a few things. The typical American kid will have consumed about 1,500 of these sandwich masterpieces by the time they graduate high school. Also, a recipe for the Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich first appeared in Good Housekeeping magazine in 1896. Wow! (These fun little factoids were found in this Wikipedia article!)

Today, Pirate and I want to share our own take on the peanut butter and jelly with you.

Behold, the Peanut Butter & Jelly Quesadilla!

It's everything you've dreamed of in a pb&j, but it's snug in a warm, crunchy quesadilla.

What you will need:
-peanut butter

You guys! This is so simple. 

First, you're going to grab a tortilla and something to spread your peanut butter and jelly with. 

Spread peanut butter on one side of your tortilla, and jelly on the other side. 

Fold the tortilla, smashing the pb & j together.

Throw your pan on the stove and turn it on. We like to turn the burner on somewhere between medium and almost high heat.
Throw some butter in the pan.

Once the butter is melted, toss the tortilla into the pan and let it toast up nicely. When the first side is tan and crunchy, flip and repeat. 

It's probably going to get a tad messy. Ours did. It's OK. It just adds character. 

When both sides are done, plate it. 

Don't burn your tongue off, remember that it just came off the stove. 
Be careful.

Once it's cooled and safe to eat, dig in and enjoy!

This is one of our favorites! Something about the warm PB & J and the crunchy quesadilla... mmmmm! I can't explain why it's so great. It just is.

Tell me, do you like Peanut Butter & Jelly? Have you ever heard of this PB&J Day? Leave us a comment! 

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NOTE: Always be safe, use good and sober judgment when using the stove, knives, or any thing I have yet to think of! Good adult supervision is always advised. Make smart decisions, future you will thank you.


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