Very Berry Dream Salad with Chili Mango and Peanut Vinaigrette.
I really dislike you. Procrastination that is, not you guys!!
I am sitting here at my desk just kind of staring of into nothing thinking about how exactly I should start this post. It’s not that I do not have things to share or that I lack excitement for this KILLER sandwich that you see here, but more that I don’t know how to put all my thoughts together into words. Does this ever happen to you?
Also, I may be in a bit of daze since I just lost an entire word document full of well, words. Oh my gosh, yes. Oh my gosh, NOOOOO.
Yeah, the power went out for like a split second and my unsaved word document was lost forever. I tried all the recovery tricks and nottah, it’s gone. So I pretty much just gave up on that little project cause umm, remembering what I had already written sounds pretty bad at the moment. Thing is, my deadline is looming so I will have to return to it shortly.
Send help…or actually, just send words.
And note to self, hit the save button like every three minutes. <–Real life lesson.
Anyway, how was everyone’s Memorial Day?? Please tell me you guys grilled out or did other fun Memorial Day activities because I need to live vicariously through you all.
Like tell me, tell me! What did you do?
Around here it was pretty cold and thunderstormy, so not much grilling action, but I did manage to make a pretty awesome summer inspired pizza (with loads of cheese!), some fried avocado (YUM) and a blueberry cake. All and all, I was pretty happy with the day since one, there was good food and two I got in some one on one time with little Miss Asher.
Although, Asher was a little disappointed the blueberry cake was not a chocolate cake…understandable and hard to argue with (but the blueberry cake really was delicious!).
But ok, these sandwiches/toasties/hot piece/sammies/whatever you want to call them are crazy good, crazy simple and something you should probably get up and make today for lunch. My guess is that you are feeling the long weekend blues today and a really good lunch is just what you need.
No really it is, you should make these!!
Basically, this is just a fancy PB & J. It’s a cross between the classic PB & J and french toast with the addition of an awesome, quick and simple rhubarb jelly. All we are doing here is making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, dipping it in egg, frying it in butter and then dusting it with just a little powder sugar.
I know it sounds so simple and maybe you have done something like this before, but you guys, I promise this is one of the best things that will enter your mouth this week. It’s slightly sweet, crisp on the crust, soft in the middle and just totally delicious. The rhubarb jelly is a total game changer here, it’s got such awesome flavor. Plus, it’s a great way to use up all that rhubarb currently flooding into the grocery stores.
That said, you can also just use your favorite jelly, BUT I highly recommend at least trying my rhubarb version, it will not disappoint.
When I set out to make this sandwich, I had it in mind that it’d be the perfect end of school year snack and or summertime lunch. SO I thought taking the photos outside might be kind of fun. Yeah, well that was a little harder than I thought with our hail storms happening every hour and the weather basically changing in a blink of an eye.
I somehow managed to get in a few shots in between the hail, but know that, although it looks warm and sunny in these photos, it was actually FREEZING (like 22 degrees when I first woke up – probably upper 40’s when I was out there though).
I ended up not really liking the outside photos (like at all), but my mother basically made me include them in the post today. So yeah, I hate them, she loves them. It’s kind of the way it works sometimes with my photos…I am never happy with them, but I hear this is semi-normal.
Point of my rambling and this post, make this peanut butter & rhubarb jelly hot french toast sammie today and then continue to make it all summer long. It’s kind of like a PB & J, kind of like stuffed french toast, but it is all kinds of REALLY GOOD.
And I am done.
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But really, do you see the warm and melty insides??? Mmm, in love.
Any idea how long the rhubarb jelly stays good for in the fridge? I assume not like a typical jelly since it is all fresh? Thanks!
I would say up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it:) xx
This jam is amazing! Thank you for such a great recipe. I have a ridiculous amount of rhubarb and am wondering if it freezes well. Have you tried? Thanks!
I have not tried freezing the jam, but I am sure that would work great. Please let me know if you have other questions. So glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
Thanks so much!!
Ooh! Cannot wait to make this with raw walnut-cashew butter (as I am allergic to peanuts). May add some chia seeds to the rhubarb jelly… nom.
I have a lot of rhubarb that I have no idea what to do with, so I think this recipe for french toast will be great idea 😀
It’s peanut buttahhh jelly time!! This looks perfectly ooey gooey! I’m diggin’ it!
Oh my gosh YUM! Rhubarb is my all time favorite veggie! You have completely won me over with this one. 🙂
A PB&J is my go-to comfort food lunch, so I know I’d love this! The rhubarb jelly is so pretty, and French toast is always a winner!
Thanks Laura!! PB & J’s are the best! 🙂
LOVE the staging of this photo shoot Teighan, always so inspiring!!! and yumm, could eat tons of these sammies right now, looks fantastic!
Thanks Christine! 🙂
Hope you had a great long weekend!
PB&J is a bit of a foreign concept over here in NZ but DANG this looks good!! Since it’s winter here though and berries are out of season, I might need to get some frozen ones. I’m definitely going to be trying this, though! And as always, your photography is superbly beautiful.
No way, really?!? It is a classic here! 🙂
Girl, I just want to jump inside your brain! You are so creative. This looks like total perfection!
Thank you so much, Becky! You are so sweet! 🙂
Hope you had a great long weekend!