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Wednesday, 16 January 2008

For six years, I took peanut butter and jam sandwiches to school for lunch. Not jelly, but jam.

There is a hierarchy where spreadable fruit is concerned. Far-and-away, it is preserves that best preserves the integrity of the fruit while managing to be spreadable as well. Next is jam. While not as fruitful as preserves, jam still retains a goodly portion of fruit. Jelly? Well, good as a last resort. Too jiggley and wiggly for my palate. Doesn’t spread well and barely resembles anything with any nutritional value.

My favourite flavour is grape…and grape does not come as a preserve.

Anyway, I ate my P and J sandwiches each and every day (sans a field trip) simply because it never occurred to me to ask for anything different.

And now, it seems, I was doing my part for the environment! How great is that?!?

I must admit that I’m not the greatest at living a green lifestyle. OK, that is a total distortion of the truth. I am TERRIBLE at living a green lifestyle. Sure, we recycle. And I’ve taken incredibly short showers since my two weeks at Camp Komaroff back in the summer of 1982. But come on…we own three cars (only two drivers!) and sometimes take two of them to the same destination. I consider it my God-given right (thanks Noah!) to eat animals.

And the transgressions go on and on…

But I do have friends who help keep me in line and one of them is the Ima. Check out what she has to say about this. You’ll be glad you did! [And if you’re really lucky…you might be a winner too!! Stylish and eco-conscious 🙂 ]

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 16 January 2008 7:59 pm

    lol thanks for the link-love! maybe you’ll win????

  2. Wednesday, 16 January 2008 8:09 pm

    Strawberry Jam, myself. And I’m also not so good about being green. But I do bring my own grocery bags to the store. Does that count?

  3. Frume Sarah permalink
    Wednesday, 16 January 2008 10:43 pm

    Phyllis — I NEVER win these things. But I always have a lot of fun imagining that I win 😉

    Nosher — it absolutely counts. Go you!!

  4. Thursday, 17 January 2008 2:48 pm

    Are you sure it wasn’t jelly? I can’t imagine there was something less fruitful than what was in our sandwiches. Don’t forget the bag of chips (that’s a sandwich bag – not an individual bag of chips), a quarter for milk, and (exactly) three cookies.

    Nosher – I’ll use strawberry jam now if I’m having PB&J on wheat, but grape jelly (I’m almost sure) on white. Which is now the only time I use white bread. Not counting grilled cheese sandwiches, which I haven’t made in a long time.

  5. Frume Sarah permalink
    Thursday, 17 January 2008 3:11 pm

    You got three??? I think I was downsized to two at some point.

    We switched over to wheat some years ago, believe-it-or-not. Can’t say I like it much, but even I must admist that white bread contains absolutely NO nutritional value whatsoever ;(

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