Even if you don’t know how to cook, you can make a PB&J sandwich!  This is a quick and easy snack, or light lunch to make when you don’t have a lot of time.

Things You’ll Need:

Sliced bread or whole bread you can slice

Peanut butter

Jelly or jam

A knife

A plate or paper towel

Get a good amount of peanut butter on a knife or spoon (this amount varies with your personal preference) and spread it out evenly onto both slices of bread so the bread does not get soggy from the jelly.  Be very precise during this operation.  The peanut butter should be spread to about 5/16 inch from the crust.  This gets maximum coverage and guards against eating just plain bread.

Wipe any residual peanut butter from the knife onto the second piece of bread.

Scoop some jelly onto the other slice of bread.  Again, the amount is up to you, but when in doubt, use less rather than more.  Jelly tends to squeeze out the edges and drip if you use too much.  Make sure to spread the jelly evenly.

Gently press the two slices of bread together.  Always put the peanut butter and jelly sides together, otherwise it will be messy (besides not sticking together).

If you are a serious PB&J consumer, grab one of the plastic containers that people store leftovers in.  Take all the peanut butter out of the jar and store it in the plastic container.  That way, you will not create the usual messiness that happens when trying to get peanut butter out of the bottom of a narrow jar while making your sandwich.

If you are lazy, or just have a limited amount of time, consider buying the jars which contain both peanut butter and jelly.  That way you won’t have to waste time spreading the PB&J at different times.  They also come in strawberry.


If you spread on a lot of peanut butter and jelly it will ooze out of the edges of the sandwich when you bite into it.  Make sure you use a napkin to keep from making a mess.

If you only put peanut butter on one slice of the bread, never put the peanut butter slice on top of the jelly.  If the jelly slice is on the bottom, it will soak into the bread and you could have a pool of jelly.  With that said, place the jelly slice on top of the peanut butter slice.  The peanut butter if applied thick enough will prevent the jelly from soaking through the bottom slice of bread.

If you do lick the knife when done, be very careful of sharp edges!!!!

My own personal method is, when you get the peanut butter spread, take a spoon of jelly out of the jar and throw it in the kitchen garbage.  Then place fried bacon, cheese, tomatoes, and pickles (maybe onion) on top of the peanut butter and press the two pieces of bread together and eat.  If you spread peanut butter on both slices of bread, it will help hold all of this junk together. 

So, whether you are creating a PB&J or a PB&J(unk) sandwich, it takes very careful planning.

The Role of Praying and Planning in Leadership:  God controls the future.  Therefore, we should never plan without praying.  If God isn’t in our plans, we waste our time.  At the same time, we should respond to the guidance God gives us.  Once we get confirmation and peace from God, we should act accordingly.  Obedience is a reflection of faith.





  1. RootsAndRings Says:

    EWww! PB, bacon, cheese, tomatoes, and pickles. That’s NOT food!

    But I am in full agreement that the PB goes on BOTH pieces of bread. My husband doesn’t agree with this. He likes soggy bread. Blech.

  2. pam Says:

    fyi…i don’t put all that on the sandwich when i make it for him…i cannot ruin perfectly wonderful peanut butter that way…well, i have before made him peanut butter, mayo, and pickle sandwiches…only because i love him

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