How to Make an Interesting Peanut Butter Sandwich
This hub idea came to me in my sleep, along with 3 or 4 other dream inspired topics, that in my dream, I scrawled into a list. I'm certain the other ideas were much more interesting, but alas, in my morning consciousness, this it the only one I remember.
I've thought about how to use this idea for a hub that won't waste your reading time. I remember this prompt as a writing exercise at some point in my life. I believe the actual assignment was to write instructions for an alien to prepare a peanut butter sandwich, assuming said alien was neither familiar with peanut butter nor bread, not to mention sandwiches and kitchen utensils. I can't remember what class provided this interesting exercise and certainly have no idea where my resulting essay is now. But I thought it was an interesting aside to add to an otherwise rather dull subject.
Unless of course, you add some sliced bananas to your peanut butter sandwich and fry it, Elvis-style. Now that's some interesting yum.
After just a few minutes of searching Google-style for "how to make a peanut butter sandwich", I didn't find anything very interesting. I added the word "alien" and discovered that others are asking for the answer on Yahoo to a similar alien writing assignment, only they get to assume the alien understands the language and knows what peanut butter is. Maybe I'm not remembering the correct details. One responder claims to have had the assignment in second grade. No wonder I can't find my copy. So far though, this peanut butter sandwich topic is not inspiring me.
All day long, well, on and off between working, I've been trying to find something clever to say about peanut butter sandwiches. I'm failing. I've written close to 300 words and so far I'd be embarrassed to publish them anywhere. I don't like to write things that people don't like to read.
The Instructions for Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich
To stay true to the title, and the keywords, I should cover the mechanics. Start with 2 slices of your favorite bread. You can place your slices on a plate if you prefer, but I make do with a paper towel. Dip a regular table knife into the open container of peanut butter and get yourself a nice scoop-maybe a tablespoon or so. Spread it over one slice of bread to your preferred thickness. Scoop again if you need to. Options at this point include coating the other slice of bread with regular butter, mayo, or jelly. If you are adding banana slices, it's better to plop those right on top of the peanut butter so they won't slide off when you put the sandwich together. Of course a peanut butter sandwich can stand alone, in which case just slap the other slice of bread on top of the slice with the peanut butter and enjoy.
For the record, Elvis liked his peanut butter and bannana sandwich fried in bacon grease. I would prefer butter.
My grandfather put butter on his peanut butter sandwiches to help prevent the stick-to-the-top-of-your-mouth effect. I remember someone in my childhood using mayo for the same reason. Yuck! That's probably what turned me off of mayo in my childhood. Luckily I overcame that problem and now could not live without Duke's mayo on my tomato sandwiches.
Hmmm. Tomato sandwiches. Now there's an interesting hub! Home grown, ruby red, juicy, ripe tomatoes, sliced thick, loaded with salt and pepper on white bread. Perfect. Add a little lettuce and bacon if you must, but with a really good fresh-from-the-garden tomato, lettuce and bacon are completely unnecessary.
Oops. Off topic. I've tried. I really have. I've asked around today, for other people's interesting peanut butter sandwich opinions. My stepson said his favorite peanut butter sandwich included caramel, pancake syrup (pancake syrup is good on everything, he noted), marshmellows, and mustard. He said it was good. He's eleven. Any other ideas? Please share in the comment section.
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