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Easy-Cheesy Lunch

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Happy new year!
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I’ve been adjusting to graduate school and not posting much because, well, mostly everything I eat is boring. I cook quick easy ordinary things for myself. But in a recent conversation I realized that quick easy things to cook for yourself are pretty handy, and recipes us fresh out of college folk don’t necessarily have mastered yet.

So! Let’s start with my favorite thing to bring for lunch recently: warm, tasty, healthy, and easy to pull together
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Basics: Speedy Peanut butter and Jelly

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Project of the day: Sandwiches for six

Siblings #3-7 and Daddy are going to day camp at church this week.
This means packing six lunches in the morning, which is not actually as daunting of a task as it sounds. I thought i’d take the opportunity to share my foolproof, quick, one-knife PB&J method.

These are the classic grape jelly and smooth peanut butter, but by all means be creative! My personal favorite is rasberry jam with crunchy peanut butter, but try blueberry preserves, apple butter, your grandma’s marmalade, cashew butter, adding finely chopped pecans, whatever! Toast your bread, or put it on a bagel, cinnamon swirl bread, english muffin, shortbread cookies, cut a donut in half…

Be funky! Be classy! Just follow the basic recipe of fruit and nut on baked thing and you can’t go wrong! Read the rest of this entry