So I offered him a recipe the kids could even make themselves. He didn't think they'd like it but gave it a try and they love it. No surprise. I'll explain why at the end.
For each sandwich, you will need two slices of bread. So you figure out how many sandwiches you're going to make.
Place a spoonful of creamy or crunchy peanut butter on bread (I like honey wheat) and smooth out. Place a spoonful of red plum preserves or jelly ontop of that.
Top with a handful of Fritos and place second slice of bread on top. Cut in half if you'd like before serving.
Why does it work?
Here's one reason NO grape jelly. Unless you love, love grape jelly, you will not like the taste with it and chips on this sandwich.
Along with red plum, strawberry is also good as is cherry or either raspberry or blackberry.
On peanut butter. If you don't have any in the house and are buying some for the first time in a long time, don't go with an off brand. You'll be tempted. You'll tell yourself that it will taste the same and the off brand is so much cheaper. Then you'll get it home and realize you might have saved $2 . . . . if you'd actually been able to eat that peanut butter.
I prefer Jiff but also like Peter Pan. I'm not much on 'organic' peanut butter. (Though there is a soy bean butter with sea salt that I do love.)
Instead of Fritos, you can use tortilla chips or even Lays (though I personally prefer Lays on a sandwich like a ham sandwich with mayo).
So, slowly, it gets covered that unemployment is at 9%. No drop, kids, it's still that high.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: