PBJ 2.0 & the chick-check apple
July 14, 2013 9:09 PM   Subscribe

My dad made me a pbj 2.0 when you close it you get 9 different flavor combos. 1

My brother uploaded the pic of the PBJ 2.0 yesterday, here's another creation my dad always made for us, the "chick-check" apple 2

1 rows: strawberry preserves, honey, and marshmallow fluff. Columns: crunchy peanut butter, nutella, creamy peanut butter.

2 you arrange apple slices in alternating colors, then cut the other way so they become cubes, and then you just push every other row over one
posted by not_on_display (101 comments total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think that I need that sammich right now.
posted by octothorpe at 9:11 PM on July 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Okay, the pbj 2.0 could be the product of an inebriated gentleman who needed to distract his young offspring, had a well stocked cupboard, and stumbled on greatness. The chick-check apple however is the meticulous construction of a mad god who happened to take human form.
posted by figurant at 9:16 PM on July 14, 2013 [17 favorites]


The chick-check apple is the meticulous construction of a mad god who happened to take human form watch one of the those quilting shows on PBS.
posted by 445supermag at 9:19 PM on July 14, 2013


if you triple decked the pbj 2.0 big mac style you could end up with a very sticky rubik's cube variant.
posted by idiopath at 9:23 PM on July 14, 2013 [5 favorites]


Oh, by the way, credit goes to jessamyn for directing my attention to this, via this MLKSHK post; it's also been on reddit.
posted by not_on_display at 9:25 PM on July 14, 2013


Man was not meant to play God.

You go too far.
posted by The Whelk at 9:27 PM on July 14, 2013 [8 favorites]


It's a neat idea that looks like it'd taste sort of gross to actually eat.
posted by codacorolla at 9:35 PM on July 14, 2013 [6 favorites]


Competitive bento box moms, move over.
posted by maudlin at 9:36 PM on July 14, 2013 [15 favorites]


Then you layer the sandwich with thin slices of chick-check apple for Microsoft pbj 7.
posted by ottereroticist at 9:37 PM on July 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Fluff and Nutella, urgh...

Couldn't he have picked things that actually taste good?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:37 PM on July 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


The chick-check apple however is the meticulous construction of a mad god who happened to take human form.

Actually, it's not that hard to do.
posted by kenko at 9:38 PM on July 14, 2013


Replace the marshmallow fluff with mayo and we might have something.
posted by nutate at 9:46 PM on July 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


Nutella on bread? Gross. Everyone knows that the right way to eat Nutella is with a spoon, out of the jar, in copious quantities.
posted by Quilford at 9:58 PM on July 14, 2013 [13 favorites]


Just when you're ready to give up Internet comments completely, something like this gets voted best comment and you're sucked back in:

Some men are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them. This man, this man probably smoked a lot of weed when he was younger.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:59 PM on July 14, 2013 [11 favorites]


Peanut butter and pickles.

You'll thank me one day.
posted by ColdChef at 9:59 PM on July 14, 2013 [3 favorites]




Everyone knows that the right way to eat Nutella is with a spoon, out of the jar, in copious quantities.

Some might say this is true of every one of those items (excepting the preserves maybe) and some might have the experience to back it up. And now I've said too much.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:04 PM on July 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


I thought the fluff was cream cheese at first, which sounds better.

But I pretty much want cream cheese on everything.
posted by saul wright at 10:06 PM on July 14, 2013 [8 favorites]


Peanut butter and Branston Pickle is delicious. I haven't worked up the courage to try PB&Kimchi yet, but I think some sort of pickled vegetable slaw would be amazing, ideally Bahn Mi style.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 10:12 PM on July 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


I've spent more than a decade checking MeFi religiously, and now it has been worth it.
posted by etc. at 10:27 PM on July 14, 2013 [11 favorites]


Peanut butter and pickles.

You'll thank me one day.

That actually makes sense to me. I recommend ham, peanut butter, cucumber and mayo. You could sub in pickles instead of the cucumber.

Peanut butter and Branston Pickle is delicious.
Oooooh. I think I'm going to try that tomorrow!
posted by Joh at 10:31 PM on July 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Peanut butter and pickles.

I read a lot, and I'm super suggestible about food cravings and also curious about new food experiences. So I end up eating a lot of book food.

Hot orange juice, courtesy of a kid's book about children who had to climb a snowy mountain for help, was awful and burned my tongue.

Louisa May Alcott's Jo's Boys mentioned that a full cup of popcorn could be slowly put into a full cup of milk and the milk would be absorbed into the popcorn such that no spills would happen, and then you'd eat it. I was I guess never patient enough and my milk kept overflowing (I tried it a couple times to see if I could get it to not), and also soggy milk-laden popcorn is even worse than you think it might be.

The peanut butter and bread-and-butter pickle sandwich, which I got from one of the Sue Grafton alphabet mystery books (I think M is for Malice?), was the most palatable of the weird book food I've made. I actually ate the whole thing. I've never independently made it again, though, but now that you mention it, I may try it one more time...
posted by vegartanipla at 10:32 PM on July 14, 2013 [10 favorites]


Right. Just another goddamned example of how I failed as a dad. dammit!
posted by Mojojojo at 10:37 PM on July 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is the type of shit that I used to daydream about continuously during Ranger School. The starved body has quite the imagination when it comes to food.
posted by A Bad Catholic at 10:47 PM on July 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Whats a branston pickle taste like. One day you think there are no more types of pickles to try and then bam! There it is, a new pickle!
posted by Ad hominem at 10:54 PM on July 14, 2013


Oh. its some kind of chutney. Back to a world with no new types of pickles.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:55 PM on July 14, 2013 [17 favorites]


I'd probably do a banana slice instead of the fluff. Also I contend there are more than 9 profiles as a result of big overlapping bites. Which sounds awesome.
posted by hypersloth at 10:58 PM on July 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Right. Just another goddamned example of how I failed as a dad. dammit!

It's not too late! I'm a grown man and I'd like it if my dad gave me one.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 10:59 PM on July 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


When I was in sixth grade, we were supposed to prepare recipes that we made up ourselves and bring in samples, and the teachers would have to try them.

My offering was "The Antigravity Sandwich," a triple decker peanut butter, honey, chocolate syrup, marshmallow, grape jelly, strawberry jam sandwich with straight sugar sprinkled in between and gumdrops glued on top with more honey. "Antigravity" on the grounds that you would be bouncing off the walls after eating it.

Then the bad kids did something appalling and our teachers canceled the event, which I now suspect was them realizing what a terrible idea it was to allow 11-year-olds to give them things to put in their mouths.

I still regret not getting to see the dawning horror on their faces as I read them the list of ingredients right before they had to eat a bite.
posted by Scattercat at 11:00 PM on July 14, 2013 [7 favorites]


> Peanut butter and pickles.

I see your peanut butter and pickles, and raise you a peanut butter, pickle, bacon, burger.

(and its more a Thai peanut sauce, and it is delicious).
posted by mrzarquon at 11:05 PM on July 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


sandwich suggestions:

peanut butter and kimchi sandwich, not >>>> worthy but still good in a very strange way.

also: almond butter and tart orange marmalade on rye. \o/
posted by raihan_ at 11:17 PM on July 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Recommended: peanut butter and bacon, open-faced. The peanut butter gets all melty around the bacon. Quite good.

Not recommended: the Swiss peanut butter Misswich (Swiss Miss instant hot cocoa powder sprinkled over peanut butter) on toasted sourdough. Not all sandwiches invented while drunk are delicious (even while still drunk).
posted by infinitywaltz at 11:30 PM on July 14, 2013


Peanut butter, bacon and thin apple slices on something soft and dense, like potato bread. Sharp cheddar if you're feeling awesome. It's one of the few reasons to ever buy a Granny Smith.

My former father-in-law would eat braunschweiger and strawberry jam sandwiches. He is an insane person.
posted by jason_steakums at 11:40 PM on July 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Whelk: "Man was not meant to play God.

You go too far.
"

This is SCIENCE! You can NEVER go too far with SCIENCE!

Yes, sammiches can be science.

Shut up. Don't argue.
posted by Samizdata at 11:40 PM on July 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


My grandfather used to make me a pb, ham & onion sandwich on plain white bread. Yum. He also liked day old popcorn with buttermilk.
posted by chavenet at 11:46 PM on July 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Peanut butter and mustard sandwiches are also pretty great.
posted by Tacodog at 1:32 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I grew up a fussy eater. Threads like this remind me that, while I think I've gotten better, I really haven't, because no matter the recommendations I could never bring myself to try any of these peanut butter and pickle creations.
posted by gadge emeritus at 1:44 AM on July 15, 2013


I've also found peanut butter and marmite to be a worthwhile combination.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 2:00 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


My contribution that seems to upset a surprising number of people is PB and Lettus. Preferably smooth PB. I'm not sure why it works but my Mom always made it for me as a kid.
posted by cirhosis at 3:30 AM on July 15, 2013


Peanut butter and mustard sandwiches are also pretty great.

what
posted by OHSnap at 3:35 AM on July 15, 2013


Peanut butter and red pepper flakes.
posted by rifflesby at 3:36 AM on July 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Peanut butter, cucumber and sweet chilli sauce. Thai sandwich.
posted by goo at 3:37 AM on July 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Tacodog speaks the truth. My grandfather used to make PB and yellow mustard all the time. As well as PB & banana, and my fav...cream cheese and grape jelly.

I miss that guy.
posted by ShawnString at 3:55 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


When I was in school I used to eat peanut butter, jam and smoky bacon crisp sandwiches. Not bad at all.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 4:12 AM on July 15, 2013


Elvis' favorite sandwich. Before anyone did anything, the King did everything.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:32 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I broke my usual rule of not reading the comments and read both sets of comments and they were surprisingly good on the whole. Faith in humanity: restored.
posted by shelleycat at 4:38 AM on July 15, 2013


Peanut butter can be eaten with most anything. Mustard is traditional in my house (credited to my aunt). My discovery was pb with tomato. It's quite nice, and healthier than jam. And I completely agree with those who urge replacing that fluff with banana. Like, duh. Everything on there would be fine with a banana.

As for Nutella: It's fine for what it is. It's horrible for what it is not. It is not chocolate. It is not peanut butter. It is hazelnut paste with chocolate flavor. Real dark chocolate is WAY better. But it's nice if you want chocolate-flavored hazelnut paste, which is not without merit.
posted by Goofyy at 4:38 AM on July 15, 2013


I'd like to suggest that cookie butter be used as a stripe somewhere in there.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:02 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Make a BLT on toast. One piece of toast, thin spread of mayo. Other piece of toast, PB.

Dead serious. My dad introduced me to this sandwich as a kid, and I have ever ever gotten anyone to try it, which is a shame because it is scrumptious.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:06 AM on July 15, 2013


My dad would eat peanut butter, mayo and onion sandwiches. I never got up the nerve to try them as a kid. As an adult, I can see how they would be delicious.
posted by fancyoats at 5:09 AM on July 15, 2013


I was eating peanut butter with banana on rye toast while reading this, so it was like an immersive, 4D experience. Something about the sourness of the rye and the sweetness of the banana and the meltiness of the PB....I want another!
posted by Biblio at 5:27 AM on July 15, 2013


Nutella irritates the hell out of me. It's advertised as a delicious, healthy spread with nuts, milk and chocolate. But that's not what it is. It's a glorpy wodge of sugar and palm oil, with much smaller amounts of nuts, cocoa and milk powder in.

I mean, there's nothing WRONG with sugar and palm oil -- they're good energy sources -- but marketing Nutella based on the third, fourth and fifth ingredients and completely ignoring the first two is marketing bullshit of the highest degree.

That's why peanut butter is far superior to Nutella. It's largely peanuts. And a little bit of sugar and a high melt point vegetable oil to keep it from weeping in your sandwich. And just a dash of salt to open up the flavour.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:36 AM on July 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


I have had honest-to-goodness hazelnut paste mixed with good quality chocolate. It was what Nutella only wishes it was.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:03 AM on July 15, 2013


Michael Ruhlman professes a love for peanut butter cabbage sandwiches. I find the idea intriguing but have yet to try one.
posted by slogger at 6:45 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Peanut butter and sriracha sandwich. Actually, I can see adding some pickles to that as well. I'll have to try it.
posted by orme at 6:52 AM on July 15, 2013


Judging by some of the suggestions in this thread, I should be thanking God every day for making me allergic to peanut butter. You people are sick.
posted by Think_Long at 6:52 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Obviously, I'm not the first, but I do believe my grilled cheese sandwiches are a thing of revolutionary beauty:

Inside the bread, spread mustard based bbq sauce. Layer each side of bread with pepperjack cheese. Between the layers of cheese, you have your options: sliced baked chicken breast, bacon, or even slice a bratwurst lengthwise, if you feel like life has gone on too long.

Put the two pieces of bread and fillings together. Put them in the fry pan (no butter, no oil, trust me) and toast the outsides. While toasting, smash the living hell out of them. I use a foil wrapped brick to get them nice and flat.

After you turn it over, put more pepperjack on the newly toasted side. When the other side is toasted, flip over again, and giggle as the cheese under the sandwich makes it slide around the pan. Put cheese on the upward facing side. Allow the cheese on the bottom to reach a deep, orange-gold color, and flip over, encrispining the other side.

Slice in half. Eat with cream of mushroom soup. Get some exercise.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:09 AM on July 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


I wonder if this is the same dad who draws amazing pictures on his kids' lunch bags. And if not, maybe they should get together. And make my lunch.
posted by gubenuj at 7:13 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fluff and Nutella, urgh...
Couldn't he have picked things that actually taste good?

Replace the marshmallow fluff with mayo and we might have something.


I don't even know where to start with you people. Sigh. I don't think your parents raised you right.

(Cream cheese and orange marmelade is where it's at. Also delicious on almost any sandwich? Potato chips.)
posted by maryr at 7:19 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Parenting, you're doing it right. Now I want someone to make me peanut butter and Marmite on toast.
posted by theora55 at 7:25 AM on July 15, 2013


OK, this thread is devolving into a general "delicious sandwiches" thread. Which is great, because I love delicious sandwiches.

I have lived in The South for most of my life. And we have something here called the Tomato Sandwich. Are you familiar with it? You should be. Here is how you make one:

Ingredients:

1 really ripe homegrown tomato, preferably just-picked and still warm. If you do not have access to homegrown tomatoes you should move while they are still in season.

2 slices Store-bought White Bread. Like Wonder Bread, or generic store-brand white bread. Not wheat bread. Not 9-grain gluten-free sprouted-spelt bread. White bread.

Store-bought Mayonnaise. Duke's is best. Hellman's is acceptable. Miracle-Whip is bullshit.

Salt and Pepper.

Directions: Cut the tomato into thick slices. Spread the mayonnaise THICKLY on the white bread. Put the tomato slices on the bread. Sprinkle the tomato slices with salt and pepper. I recommend a lot of pepper IF YOU CAN HANDLE IT.

These can be prepared open-face, or regular style. Eat them over the kitchen sink.
posted by Cookiebastard at 7:29 AM on July 15, 2013 [8 favorites]


Miracle Whip is bullshit.

QFTMFT
posted by seanmpuckett at 7:33 AM on July 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Also, get an immersion blender and make your own mayo real quick-like. Your sandwiches will thank you. Especially when you start putting stuff in it - tarragon mayo on fish sandwiches, smoked hot paprika mayo on basically anything.
posted by jason_steakums at 7:50 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


while visiting portland a couple weeks ago I ate a peanut butter, honey, curry & sriracha sandwich. very hipster, very delicious.
posted by changeling at 7:57 AM on July 15, 2013


My contribution:cream cheese and olives.
posted by bq at 8:07 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Vegemite. On fresh white buttered bread.

(No?)
posted by Salamander at 8:23 AM on July 15, 2013


CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER AND CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER ARE NOT DIFFERENT FLAVORS GUYS
posted by drlith at 8:25 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER AND CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER ARE NOT DIFFERENT FLAVORS GUYS

What?! You're insane.
posted by umberto at 8:34 AM on July 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


So, in other weird flavor combinations, did you know you can make a sweet omelette?

You can.

Eggs can carry any flavor, so if you want to make an omelette with sugar, chocolate or jam instead of bacon and sausage, you can.
posted by empath at 8:59 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I never liked peanut butter and jelly together, though I did like them separately, so a folded-over peanut butter and a folded-over jelly sandwich was fine.

My mom used to make me peanut butter and sprinkle sandwiches, which were amazing. They work best with the bigger, crunchier sprinkles that are in the shape of stars or flowers or something like that. They were like the funfetti of sandwiches.
posted by NoraReed at 9:00 AM on July 15, 2013


That's why peanut butter is far superior to Nutella. It's largely peanuts.

I feel like a constant Justin's Nut Butters evangelist but for serious, their take on Nutella is really excellent.

Also peanut butter/jelly/bacon sammiches are a delight. See also: cream cheese/jelly/bacon.

Also also just jelly and bacon, esp. chunky orange marmalade.

help so hungry
posted by elizardbits at 9:03 AM on July 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


As a European, I can do nothing but shake my head in disbelief, reading this thread. I thought... The Mefites.... They were civilized mutant forms of Americans


But no... But no....
posted by ouke at 9:20 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man was not meant to play God. You go too far.

No! Am make better sammich to serve man!
posted by Naberius at 9:22 AM on July 15, 2013


Almond butter, people. ALMOND. I do love peanut butter, but there is no comparison. it is one of the luxuries (and man is it expensive) I refuse to abandon in these belt-tightening times. JE REFUSE!

I feel like a constant Justin's Nut Butters evangelist

I don't get Justin's. It seems like there are additives (even sugar?), but maybe I'm wrong there. Can you explain why they roast their almonds? Maybe it is BS, but raw seems healthier?
posted by mrgrimm at 9:32 AM on July 15, 2013


middleclasstool: "Make a BLT on toast. One piece of toast, thin spread of mayo. Other piece of toast, PB.

Dead serious. My dad introduced me to this sandwich as a kid, and I have ever ever gotten anyone to try it, which is a shame because it is scrumptious
"

My mom's family does a "traditional" BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato on toast with mayo) with a slice of cheese and some peanut butter. It's awesome.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 9:55 AM on July 15, 2013


Y'know, I was reading through this thread with great joy, until I came to this:

It's one of the few reasons to ever buy a Granny Smith.

Pistols, good sir. At dawn.
posted by blurker at 10:10 AM on July 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


> So, in other weird flavor combinations, did you know you can make a sweet omelette?

Testify. I was raised on grape jelly omelets, and still occasionally knock one out when I get a hanker. Repulses the wife to no end, yet she's fine with grape jelly meatballs. Go fig.
posted by davelog at 10:15 AM on July 15, 2013


peanut butter, tomato and mayo is another delicious sammich combo.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 10:28 AM on July 15, 2013


What you want is a fresh, homemade biscuit, right out of the oven. You slice it open, slather it with peanut butter, add a slice of good breakfast sausage, and feast. Bonus points for jelly, which makes it awesomer, but if no one bothered to get the jelly out of the fridge, it's okay. No need to get up.
posted by mudpuppie at 10:43 AM on July 15, 2013


blurker: "Y'know, I was reading through this thread with great joy, until I came to this:

It's one of the few reasons to ever buy a Granny Smith.

Pistols, good sir. At dawn.
"

Pff, I'll armor myself in rock-hard Granny Smiths. NOW WHAT.
posted by jason_steakums at 10:51 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have come back to say Fuck Yeah Cheese on the Outside Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
posted by drlith at 10:59 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Miracle Whip is bullshit

98% of the time this is 100% true. The other 2% of the time there are banana and Miracle Whip sandwiches. Something about the ridiculous sweetness of that otherwise horrid stuff works really well with the bananas (which I also consider to be otherwise inedible except on bike rides). I tried it with mayo once and the result was stomach-turningly unpleasant.

And HELL YEAH TOMATO SANDWICHES. Though I don't think they belong in this thread because how could anyone possibly think fresh tomato on white bread with Duke's mayo is anything but perfect and normal and delicious? There have been huge swaths of my life where I ate one or two for lunch every day during the summer. In fact, I'mma go fix one right now, with the jar of Duke's I brought home from my last visit to North Carolina specifically for the purpose of tomato sandwiches.
posted by rhiannonstone at 11:11 AM on July 15, 2013


Actually this is interesting, this notion of sandwich spreads. Most days I make some sort of gloop for a meal. Let me talk briefly about this. I'm allergic to a lot of stuff, including gluten. I don't eat bread. Yeah, there's gluten free bread, but I'm allergic to canola also, which puts most GF bread right out.

So I usually just make and eat my sandwich filler gloop without a sandwich: with a spoon.

There will be something sweet in the goo, in order of popularity:
1) honey (from local bees) or
2) powdered sugar (whirled up myself in a blade grinder; no corn starch) or
3) chocolate syrup
The goal here is sticky and/or sweet to hold it together and taste good

There will be something savoury in the goo, typically
1) home-made peanut butter or
2) sesame seeds or
3) home-made soy butter
The goal here is fats and protein because energy

Then there will often but not always be chocolate if there is not already chocolate syrup
1) cocoa powder if the mix is already loose
2) dark chocolate chunks if it's dry
The goal here is chocolate because chocolate

Then a dash of salt and a little splash of vanilla.

Nuke it for a few seconds in a crockery dish (because glass will probably shatter) then stir it up real good. If the consistency is right, the spoon will stand up in it.

If I ate sandwiches I'd totally spread goo on bread and eat it like that. But it's pretty good on its own. And that's gloop. It's got fats, it's got protein, it's got carbs. It's really tasty. High octane. Filling. A little goes a very long way as a meal.

Have some berries or other fruit alongside and it's even better.

Okay, you people who can eat bread, you might want to give it a go in your sandwich.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:13 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh and home-made peanut butter is easy. Two pounds of small unsalted redskins from Picard's (or a bulk store), a pinch of salt, and fifteen minutes in a Cuisinart. You'll have to shove it down into the blade a few times until it warms up. It's done when it finally turns into a liquid and forms a full whirlpool around the blade. Makes about 900ml, use an old yogurt tub, mind your fingers it will be pretty hot when you go to scoop it out. Stores on the shelf, no refrigeration needed.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:17 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Peanut butter, orange slices and banana on pumpernickel rye. So delicious.
posted by jason_steakums at 11:20 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've had many a convert to my pre-toasted bagel with cream cheese, then avocado slices, then cheddar cheese and black pepper, under the broiler for a minute.
posted by rmless at 12:27 PM on July 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Then the bad kids did something appalling

*Snicker* I don't even want to know the wonderful details, my imagination is coming up with too many great possibilities.
posted by CCBC at 2:13 PM on July 15, 2013


Not for every day consumption but I love a peanut butter and mature cheddar sandwich from time to time. Thick slices of cheddar, very good.
posted by Captain Najork at 2:33 PM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I feel like a constant Justin's Nut Butters evangelist but for serious, their take on Nutella is really excellentpensive.

Fixed that for you.

posted by crazy_yeti at 2:51 PM on July 15, 2013


CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER AND CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER ARE NOT DIFFERENT FLAVORS GUYS

The hell you say!

I am a pb & bacon & banana person. Good enough for Elvis. Good enough for me. Grilled is even better.
posted by jessamyn at 4:22 PM on July 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


YES! It's amazing how few people know of the brilliance of grilled PB&(Whatever) sandwiches!
posted by saul wright at 4:35 PM on July 15, 2013


Um. I just learned that you can griddle banana bread the same way you can regular ol' bread. This changes everything.
posted by jason_steakums at 4:47 PM on July 15, 2013


So, in other weird flavor combinations, did you know you can make a sweet omelette?

As featured in Dorothy Sayers' Strong Poison!
posted by bq at 5:46 PM on July 15, 2013


As someone with a peanut allergy: you can all go to hell with your delicious peanut butter + ??? sounding combinations.
posted by ish__ at 8:02 PM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


mmm peanut butter and hell sammiches just like mom usedta make
posted by not_on_display at 10:25 PM on July 15, 2013


ish__: "As someone with a peanut allergy: you can all go to hell with your delicious peanut butter + ??? sounding combinations."

Is it just peanuts or all nuts? Almond butter should substitute well.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:09 AM on July 16, 2013


The number of folks who have suggested peanut butter and bacon makes me feel like I've really found my place, as I've dealt with some many folks who suggest that's weird. My mom used to make them when she was making BLTs and I wasn't much of an lettuce or tomato kid. And now I love real BLTs but I still feel like I'm betraying my youth when I don't just put peanut butter on instead.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:46 AM on July 16, 2013


A tasty substitute for Peanut Butter is Sunflower butter.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 8:44 AM on July 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just peanuts (and not a horrible reaction even, so I don't have to actively work to avoid them, just be prepared for a dance number in my intestines).

Either way its cashew butter abound over here.
posted by ish__ at 3:39 PM on July 16, 2013


Oh, apple butter and peanut butter work well together. As do apple butter and cream cheese. Bacon works with a lot of surprising things.

But I'm waiting to run out of the spicy russian pickles I currently have before trying the PB & Pickle.

But the question I have for you PB & Picklers: what type of pickle do you suggest? There are so many to choose from! What's the value of Kimchi over Kosher dill cucumber? Pickled beets? Pickled hard boiled eggs?

Has anyone ever tried peanut butter egg salad?!
posted by not_on_display at 5:52 PM on July 16, 2013


100% TEAM BANANA NOT FLUFF

only trying to figure out how then to arrange the rows and columns for maximum tastiness is breaking my brain. Replacing the fluff with banana is the most obvious option, but that precludes the banana X honey option.

Hmm… PBJ 2.02: replace fluff with banana; replace honey with marmalade; drizzle honey all over one slice (or both) before sandwiching.

Ooh. Yes.

Hungry now.
posted by Lexica at 9:38 PM on July 16, 2013


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