It's not just for grade school lunch boxes any more. This PB&J will take you to planet Deliciosity and back again. Goes great with the chili below, too.
Your favorite peanut butter
Your favorite strawberry preserves
A few salted peanuts, finely chopped
A few thinly sliced strawberries
1/4 cup melted butter
2 thick slices of your favorite bread (I like sourdough)
On one slice of bread, spread a nice, thick coating of peanut butter.
On the other, a nice thick glob of preserves.
Now, distribute the chopped peanuts on the peanut butter and the strawberry slices on the preserves.
Bring the two sides together, slather each side with melted butter and toast in a hot skillet as you would a toasted cheese sandwich.
When both sides are nice and brown, slather more butter on the top and let the sandwich rest for about a minutes before slicing it in half and serving. Now that's PB&J!
I grew up in a family that loved to eat and for whom the dinner table was the heart of the house.