Thursday, June 28, 2012

Make the Mundane Gourmet - Peanut Butter and Jelly

This article is the second in a series of articles to come that should help to make the everyday, seem more special.  The idea is that if you do these kinds of things once in awhile they can make the normal everyday more fresh and new.  Sometimes a little tweak can make a big difference.  I hope you will find these articles turn the mundane into the a gourmet experience.

Instead of the usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich, make it a peanut butter and jelly panini.  Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then throw it in your waffle iron (yes, it will get gooey so put the majority of the peanut butter closer to the middle).  Of course, if you have a sandwich maker, you can use that, but a waffle iron will work wonderfully as well.  Serve with his or her favorite fruit or vegetable a piece of cheese and maybe a few chips, nuts, or crackers on the side.  Use a goblet or champagne flute for the juice you serve and let your kid feel that his or her lunch is a very special, grown-up meal for the two of you.

To really make it a super special lunch, eat with your kid and only your kid.  Make it as though its a business meal, or an interview for an article you are writing for Fortune 500 magazine about your child's amazing success.  Whatever you discuss, don't check your phone, do the dishes or anything else while lunch is being eaten (Big points toward that "award" of "coolest parent").

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