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best addition to a pb&j

bostonbakedbean Oct 11, 2006 06:45 PM

there's always the bananna, but what else goes with it?

  1. Emme Oct 15, 2006 01:41 AM

    PB & J just on saltines is good b/c of the salt. Crushing them and sticking on a sandwich is like the Lay's I believe, just less greasy. Another good addition is crushed Ritz.

    White chocolate is good.

    Also make a standard PBJ, then dip in milk-egg-little flour batter, then fry like a croque monsieur...

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    1. re: Emme
      rosielucchesini Oct 16, 2006 12:39 AM

      Ooohhh...I like the croque monsieur idea. I will have to try that sometime.

    2. rosielucchesini Oct 14, 2006 11:57 PM

      I've always been tempted to try Elvis' favorite 'wich: pb, honey, banana and bacon. It sounds oh so good but oh so bad for you. My fave is pb, honey and banana on toasted bread. Pretty tame after reading all of the other suggestions.

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      1. re: rosielucchesini
        theannerska Oct 15, 2006 01:28 AM

        Wow - I always thought your version WAS the Elvis. That's my favorite way to eat it too - except I put the bread on a skillet - and lately I've been adding Nutella and a little cinnamon. Mmmm.

      2. jfood Oct 14, 2006 01:03 PM

        on english muffins instead of bread.

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          ML8000 Oct 14, 2006 07:13 AM

          Grilled w/ a nice white bread.

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            peppatty Oct 14, 2006 03:43 AM

            mini chocolate chips, fluff, rice crispies and/or Trader Joe's mini peanut butter cups.

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              soupkitten Oct 13, 2006 08:17 PM

              toast the bread, keep it open-faced, "P" on one slice and "J" on the other. eat "P" with bacon, and "J" with an over-medium fried egg. I kid you not.

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                weez Oct 13, 2006 05:53 PM

                Lays original potato chips. Used to eat that all the time as a kid. Funny how several of us figured that one out.
                I also used to eat ketchup on white bread with potato chips crushed in the middle.

                Alfalfa Sprouts

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                  mark Oct 13, 2006 12:17 PM

                  drop the "j", toast it & add bacon and sweet onion. yum.

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                  1. re: mark
                    Cinnamon Oct 14, 2006 03:53 PM

                    PB&J with bacon didn't do anything for me. I suspect this dish would only come to life if there were copious amounts of bacon grease included, as in frying the bread maybe.

                  2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Oct 13, 2006 10:18 AM

                    Crispix cereal. Or any crunchy cereal, for that matter. You all have me curious about potato chips. I found out PB and bacon are a heavenly match thanks to all of you. I still can't believe it, but it's true.

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                      Cinnamon Oct 13, 2006 04:46 AM

                      White turkey breast, depending on whether you've got a good low-sugar marmalade to work with. The key is more PB. Could play with cranberry sauce and this next month.

                      1. foodie in seattle Oct 12, 2006 07:44 PM

                        LOL !!

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                          roreo Oct 12, 2006 06:48 PM

                          are these jokes? has chowhound jumped the shark? i'm so confused.

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                          1. re: roreo
                            Infomaniac Oct 12, 2006 07:21 PM

                            Jumped the shark....This isn't the Happy Days Board
                            I can see why your confused.

                          2. Amuse Bouches Oct 12, 2006 06:39 PM

                            Cinnamon. And Nutmeg

                            1. foodie in seattle Oct 12, 2006 06:34 PM

                              I agree with the Lay's chips!

                              1. ipsedixit Oct 12, 2006 06:33 PM

                                I actually just found another great addition, which I discovered late last night.

                                Crushed Oreo Cookies. Yum.

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                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                  theannerska Oct 13, 2006 04:34 AM

                                  Just tried that tonight.

                                  Thank you...

                                  (Next time, it'll be Nutter Butters)

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                                    ipsedixit Oct 13, 2006 05:18 PM

                                    Butterfingers ... that's my next experiment.

                                    I'm doubling my pleasure with the peanut butter.

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                                  Tugboat Oct 12, 2006 06:09 PM

                                  Even if some of the ideas seem odd, I am getting the feeling we are all a little pregnant. Many of the offerings sound like a late night pick-up for an expectant spouse.

                                  I promise to try most (if not all) of your chowish suggestions. Will report back.

                                  1. mollyomormon Oct 12, 2006 01:06 AM


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                                      ML8000 Oct 14, 2006 07:12 AM

                                      I was waiting to see this. Definately a nice combo of sweet and creamy and tart. On toast I might add.

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                                      piccola Oct 12, 2006 01:04 AM

                                      Apple or peach slices.
                                      Chili peppers.
                                      Grated carrot.
                                      Crumbled pretzels (salted).

                                      1. pescatarian Oct 11, 2006 08:15 PM

                                        definitely Nutella

                                        1. Karl S Oct 11, 2006 07:27 PM

                                          Butter (PB goes atop the butter).

                                          And, if I omit the jam (or make it a more savory jam), then there is the fabled BLT where PB replaces mayo.

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                                          1. re: Karl S
                                            bostonbakedbean Oct 11, 2006 07:43 PM

                                            I made a BLT last week with blueberry cream cheese instead of mayo.... it was good...mmmm

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                                              Tugboat Oct 11, 2006 08:14 PM

                                              That sounds positively delightful. If I can find a decent tomato I will try it.

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                                            Atahualpa Oct 11, 2006 07:05 PM

                                            Oh My God! I'm curious yet somehow repulsed by these suggestions.

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                                              Jfields Oct 11, 2006 07:01 PM

                                              Lay's original potato chips!!

                                              1. chowser Oct 11, 2006 06:55 PM


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                                                  Tugboat Oct 11, 2006 07:07 PM


                                                2. Infomaniac Oct 11, 2006 06:54 PM

                                                  Potato Chips

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                                                    madisoneats Oct 11, 2006 06:52 PM

                                                    potato chips!

                                                    1. ipsedixit Oct 11, 2006 06:51 PM



                                                      Hershey's Syrup

                                                      Cream cheese

                                                      Avocado (or guacamole)

                                                      BBQ Sauce

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                                                      1. re: ipsedixit
                                                        bostonbakedbean Oct 11, 2006 06:55 PM

                                                        excellent choices.... I dunno about the bbq.... I'll have to see!

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                                                          ipsedixit Oct 11, 2006 06:56 PM

                                                          You're missing out if you haven't tried bbq sauce with your pbj ...

                                                        2. re: ipsedixit
                                                          SuzMiCo Oct 13, 2006 08:18 PM

                                                          Avacado? Really? I'm game, but it just doesn't sound that appealing.

                                                          1. re: SuzMiCo
                                                            ipsedixit Oct 13, 2006 09:02 PM

                                                            Try it.

                                                            I kid you not ... very very good, esp. if you are an avocado fan.

                                                        3. ciaogal Oct 11, 2006 06:47 PM


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                                                            Problem Child Oct 11, 2006 06:56 PM

                                                            I second this. But then what else doesn't goes well with bacon.

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                                                            emmie Oct 11, 2006 06:46 PM


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