Saturday, March 14, 2015

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Remember your favorite sandwich as a kid? You know, the one that your mother served you without the crust and was smothered in delicious marmalade, nut butter, and wild berry sauce. This poem is inspired by the moments when I was younger and pulled a delicious sandwich out from my lunch bag at school, while everyone else had snack cakes or fruit roll ups. Nothing beats a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Thank you Karin Gustafson for this memory inducing challenge over at Imaginary Toads! Enjoy!  

"Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly" Image: IGN Thread
So creamy and desirable, you drive me nuts
Not so much coo-coo for cocoa puffs
More like "would you like wine or peanuts, sir."
A honey stricken delicacy dripping
Upon the buds of a novelty restaurant:
62 West Barker Street; the Hidden Pantry.

Sherlock would be jealous of your perfections;
a colada of wild berries and peaches,
smothered in a nutty hazelnut blanket,
atop two soft mattresses of wheat and rye.
Buds jumping up and down like children,
Shouting on repeat, "its peanut butter jelly time."


24 comments:

  1. PB& Js are definitely delicious--and they do turn taste buds into energetic and comforted children. Thanks. k..

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    1. Glad I could spark up some of those memories.

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    1. Peanut butter is an amazing thing. Except for those who are allergic to nuts and have that weird disorder where they are afraid of things sticking to the top of their mouth.

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  3. I still go for a good pbj - on whole wheat toast

    cheers
    jzb

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  4. I am so very hungry right now. And the "wine or peanut" line made me laugh. ;-)

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    1. I was thinking of being on a flight with the attendant asking if I wanted peanuts when I wrote that line. Kind of a bit of irony really.

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  5. Hahaha - that's great! And don't tell, but I still like peanut butter.

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    1. I don't think anyone could ever deny that they love peanut butter. Except for those who can't eat nuts. Your secret is safe with me (although anyone reading these comments will know).

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  6. Ha.. there are some things I have never grown used to.. for me (probably disgusting for you) would be a sandwich with cod roe spread ... salt and fishy...

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    1. I would probably have puked eating that because I'm allergic to anything fish or seashell related. But for anyone who enjoys fishy things, I'm sure it tasted good enough.

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  7. haha my favorite sandwich come alive.
    ZQ

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    1. It was really fun to write this one, and surprisingly it didn't take too long to write at all. Childhood memories are always fun to write about I think.

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  8. Yum yum! My favourite sandwich as a child was Marmite and crisps! Mega-yummy!
    Anna :o]

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    1. If you don't mind me asking, what is marmite?

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  9. I still love peanut butter and jelly.

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    1. It is one of those sandwiches that nobody ever forgets.

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  10. I think I could live on peanut butter and jelly

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    1. I said the same thing with ramen noodles.

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  11. haha - I had a craving for one of these a few days ago so made one for lunch. They are still good..smiling..

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  12. I don't think we ever outgrow our enjoyment of peanut butter. I like it on toast along with bananas! Yummmy.

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