|Mmmmm!!! A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is good any time...especially after a bodyboarding session!|
According to the National Day Calendar, the average American will have eaten more than 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate high school. I'd be willing to bet that I'd eaten close to double the average by the time I was 18! Like most kids, I loved PB&J sandwiches when I was growing up. I always had a smile on my face when my parents or grandparents made me one. As a young teenager, I practically lived on PB&J sandwiches. They were quick and easy. I could jam one or two (usually two) together, really quick, for lunch before rushing out the door to school for the day.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a favorite for bodyboarding sessions, too. It wasn't uncommon for me to throw a couple of sandwiches, a couple of bananas, and a couple of bottles of water in my board bag to take with me to the beach. I'd bodyboard for anywhere between 2-5 hours, take a short break to eat one of the PB&J sandwiches and a banana, wash it down with a bottle of water, and then hit the water for a second session. the other sandwich/banana/bottle of water would be consumed before packing up my gear and peddling home on my bike. That would usually tide me over until I got home and could dive into a post-session meal. Aside from being a quick meal or snack on the fly, I'm also known to make a PB&J sandwich after dinner and call it dessert. Like I said, peanut butter and jelly is good any time!
What's your favorite type of PB&J sandwich? Do you prefer your peanut butter smooth or chunky? Do you prefer strawberry or grape jelly? Let me know in the comments section below...and, for the record, I prefer chunky peanut butter and strawberry jelly! Whatever your preference may be, enjoy! Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson. I'll see you in the water...YEEEWWW!!!