This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.#PBLove
It’s not everyday that we are in Maine with Grammie and Grandpa but everyday I think we could eat a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch (or snack) back home at our house! What’s easier than two pieces of bread, peanut butter on one side and jelly on the other? Put them together to power their day!
We had a wonderful time this past July spending a week in Maine with our family. We flew up on a Tuesday and returned the following Tuesday. We couldn’t have asked for a better week. The weather was beautiful and such a nice reprieve from the hot and humid weather we just came back to in South Mississippi. Maine has been on our calendar every summer since we got married plus the summer we got engaged so it’s been 4 years in a row now. Every year it gets sweeter, filled with more memories and now making memories with our little E. She LOVED it. I mean loved it…with every ounce of her being! I knew she would because before we went I kept saying she’s going to have a blast this trip…sure enough she did. Last year she had fun…but this year she just couldn’t get enough of it!
When we were prepping for our trip I asked Grammie to pick up some Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter (bonus points for 7 grams of protein) and some Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam at Walmart so miss E would feel right at home at the lake! annnnddd that she did! Plus I knew it was Grandpa’s favorite too. I knew this would be a fun memory to capture and experience. Miss E loves nothing better than pulling up a chair or a stool in the kitchen and helping. She feels like a big girl when she gets to do this!
A good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich went a long way and for this week at camp, in Maine, it sure did power the day and keep her going. We couldn’t keep our little E away from the sand or the water. She loved every moment of our time spent in and around the water. Another highlight was just playing with camp toys at the lake, balloons, pots and pans and her birthday presents everyone showered her with.
One of my most vivid memories growing up was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich… in a basket… in the sand. Whether we were camping, picnicking or just having lunch on a hot summer day, it’s a memory that lingers with me. We didn’t care if there was some extra crunch to that sandwich because of the sand!! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are just part of my childhood memories.
When we are at home in our everyday routine sometimes I’ll make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. One it’s easy and two she likes them…so that’s a WIN! Plus I’ll do something fun for miss E like cut the sandwich in a shape of a heart or squares or triangles. It makes for fun conversation and an easy way to incorporate learning while doing, which she loves. She’s usually ok with the crust on, but I know most kids aren’t!!
Do you have a fun twist to making your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? I know for some it’s as simple as cutting the crust off or cutting them in bite sized squares!
Are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches part of your family memories or traditions?
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST