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Personalize the PB&J for a crowd


Photo By: Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Photo Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier Don’t shy away from shocking ingredients when you rethink the PG&J with a party in mind.

Want to push the limits of the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Invite guests over for a make-your-own medley and grill sandwiches on order for melting-hot variety. When this reporter’s aunt, Susan Pelton, laid out ingredients for a lunchtime fete, she grouped them in bespoke combinations and name cards recommended mixes she’d dreamed up with the help of a little online research. Theme the sandwiches around the event – this one was a bridal shower, as you might guess.

The ‘Hot Stuff’

Brioche bread

 

Peanut butter

Orange marmalade

Sriracha sauce

Fresh basil leaves

Mango relish

 

The ‘Honeymoon’

Brioche bread

Peanut butter

Cinnamon creamed honey

Banana chips

The ‘No-Tella’

Brioche bread

Hazlenut butter

Nutella

Anything else you don’t want disclosed

The ‘Californian’

Brioche bread

Peanut butter

Cherry Zinfandel fruit spread

Spicy apple garlic jam

Bacon

The ‘Washingtonian’

Brioche bread

California almond butter

Strawberry jam

Chèvre

Sliced almonds

The ‘Guten Morgen’

Raisin pecan bread

Peanut butter

Apple butter

Cascade honey

Bacon

Read up on how to craft homemade nut butters in our other PB&J article in this week's lunch special.

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