Peanut Butter Sandwich for Those Tired of Jelly

Ah, sandwiches ... staple of the brown bag lunch, great "desperation dinner" for time-crunched moms everywhere. They're reasonably good for you, fast, cheap, and simple ... and okay, sometimes kind of boring.

Real Simple had a terrific story a few months back on spiffing up your sandwiches with riffs on all the common ingredients: ham, turkey, etc. That's where this one came from.

OK, that does amount to a recipe for a sandwich ... and that tends to make you recipe fans a little irritated, it seems. Paula Deen got ripped in the comments of a recipe on the Food Network website in which the instructions were "open can; heat peas until warm." Telling people how to make a sandwich is sort of the same thing; however, think more "ideas and assembly instructions" then "follow-to-the-letter" recipe.


Peanut Butter, Celery, and Raisin Sandwich (from Real Simple, October 2010; instructons are mine)

You'll need:

2 slices white bread

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1/2 stalk celery, sliced into manageable pieces

2 tablespoons raisins


How to make it:

1. Spread the peanut butter on both slices of bread; top one with celery and raisins.

2. Place the other over the top to form a sandwich.

3. Duh.


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