Friday Flotsam: 9.28.2012: Lessons from my Grilled PB&J

© Cheese Curds & Kimchi

Hey Universe,

How are things going? Long time, no type.

Well, I was just sitting here, eating my grilled PB&J, and it made me think of you. You see, I recently discovered the grilled PB&J, and oh man, I gotta tell you, it's uh-may-zing. Why have I never made this before? I've always loved the simplicity that two pieces of bread, peanut butter and orange marmalade can bring. But grilling it took it to a whole new level--warm and gooey and...heavenly.

Yes, I just used the word heavenly to describe my sandwich.

So, you might be wondering, Universe, why the hell I'm rambling on about my sandwich?

It's like this: I've always loved my PB&J. I was perfectly happy with it and didn't have a complaint. I never felt like I was missing anything when I ate it. It filled me up. It left me satisfied. It was my go-to staple.

Too tired to cook? PB&J.
Bad day at work and need some comfort food? PB&J.
Going on a picnic at the lake? PB&J.
Having lunch with your favorite 2-year-old? PB&J!

Do you understand how loved my PB&J is? So maybe now you can understand why I'm so blown away to realize that changing one small thing---grilling it---could make it so much more amazing and enjoyable.

Who knew? So I started wondering...what about those other changes I've been thinking about that would make a big difference in my life? Move beyond food here. I'm talking about real changes that have been on my mind for a long while.

But I've been too scared, or lazy, or resistant, or stubborn to make them.

I'm not saying that I'm not incredibly thankful for all you've given me, Universe. Really and truly I am. I'm not playing that dangerous game of "I wish" or "if only". These are just a few things (OK, they are kinda big) that would bring me closer to things I already love, and re-align my priorities to reflect the changes in the past couple years.

I've tasted heavenly (see paragraph two). I know it's a little extra work but it's totally worth it. I'm not afraid of work. Never have been. But change...you know I'm not great with change.

They say that if you are open to new opportunities, state your intentions outloud and the opportunities will find you.

So, Universe, I hope you are listening. This is a long way of saying that I'm open. Open to new possibilities. Open to the unknown. Open to exploring. Open to making some changes. Gulp.

In short, I'm open to grilling.

Love, Pix

P.S. Don't forget to try the grilled PB&J!


  1. I will have to try this! and yes, change is scary but as we know, can often lead to amazing things.
    ps, try a little mashed banana in your next PB&J, my sil does this and it's AWESOME, especially if the banana is a bit on the sweet side in my opinion.

  2. yes - toasting pb&j does take it to another level!! and can't wait to see what changes come your way :)

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