Wednesday, September 7, 2011

this has an antique mystique that's so rare in new clothes

Well, the PBJ poll is closed. Let's discuss the findings. People who do it my way were the majority, true, but I was amazed by the strong showing of peanut butter + jelly on the same slice, then topped with a bare slice. That amazes me, because it seems like it would make a big jumbly mess, with the different consistencies of the toppings. But maybe it marbles it, and makes it more delicious--I had not thought about that. Maybe I'll try it. Most of you wipe the knife in between, except for a few of you whom some (not me) would call gross. That's why you do peanut butter first, really, because if you do forget to wipe, it's thicker than the jam. Peanut butter will not get into the jam, but jam will absolutely get into the peanut butter. It's a cross-contamination concern for some. Not me, because I keep my peanut butter in the fridge, and anyway I like to walk on the wild side.

This morning I put cream on Emmett's germade cereal and he raised a big stink about it, and I told him he was welcome for all the good food I make him all the time, and maybe if he's lucky he'll get kidnapped by some really horrible people who never feed him at all. It's Emmett's and my thing we do--fight about food.

We have a tomato that is pure, brilliant orange, somewhere between a cantaloupe and a mango in color. It is delectable. I want to grow it next year. It is called Amana Orange.


Tori said...

I'm really interested in a few follow up poll questions, such as what sort of bread is acceptable to use when making PB&J, and where does one who wipes the knife do the wiping? Like for me, the thought of PB&J on sourdough is disgusting. As for wiping the knife, I had a roommate who would always wipe the knife on the neck of the jar. It totally sicked me out.

Layne said...

I get the grossness of that, but at the same time I can't bring myself to waste the stuff on the knife. I try to judge amounts more accurately, but there is a glop of mayonnaise on the side of the container right now.

And I laughed so hard when I read your comment about the Overboard sandwich. I can hear her right now, calling "Twin! Twin!"