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The Deliberate Dad? A Guest Post!


Well everyone… today is my 40th birthday! Yay for me! I’m entering a new decade!

Today I have a special treat for you. My husband is sharing a comical spin on a recipe that he likes to make. I had a tough time proofreading this because I was laughing so hard. Anyway, without further ado, here is my sweet, adorable, and comical husband.

Jennifer (The Deliberate Mom) and Evan (The Deliberate Dad)

In honour of her 40th birthday The Deliberate Mom is taking a day off and so I’m here to fill in for her.

Who am I? Well, I’m The Deliberate Mom’s husband, so, The Deliberate Dad? Or The Deliberate Husband? Hmmm, what else could we go with… Mr. Wonderful, Johnny Substitute, Dances-With-Wolves Junior… for simplicity sake, let’s say Evan.

Now, what to blog, what to blog… looking at The Deliberate Mom’s past posts there are a bunch of things she likes to talk about… let’s see… that’s it! A recipe!

The Deliberate Dad’s Deluxe Peanut Butter Samwich Recipe

Step 1

Place two slices of bread on a cutting board, plate or fairly clean counter top.

Step 2

Spread ¼” to ½” of peanut butter (or allergy-friendly substitute) on one of the bread slices.

If there are no allergy concerns in your home I recommend spreading the peanut butter really hard so that the knife comes away clean and can be re-used in the next step and so less dishes are left to clean afterwards.

Step 3

Scoop approximately 1 tbsp of raspberry jam on top of the peanut butter layer. Gently spread the jam around on top of the peanut butter.

Do not spread too hard or the layers will mix and Gordon Ramsay will swear at you.

Wipe the knife clean on the other piece of bread.

Step 4

Spread 1/8” to ¼” of cream cheese (or allergy-friendly substitute) on the second slice of bread.

Do not spread the cream cheese directly onto the jam layer because only a monster would do such a thing.

Step 5

Turn the cream cheese bread slice over and place it cream cheese side down on to the first slice which at this point is still jam layer side up.

Step 6

Place any used cooking implements (if this is just one knife then you win) near the sink or dishwasher for someone else to process later. This empowers the other person as a cooperator in the cooking process and gives them an imagined ownership of such a wonderful sandwich even though they won’t get even one bite because by the time they are cleaning that knife, the sandwich will be totally eaten.

*** STOP THE BUS: I couldn’t help but chime in here… so THIS is why I always find crumbs on the counter AND a knife by the sink!***

Place the knife by the sink so that someone know you were thinking of them when you made your samwich

Step 7

Pick up the sandwich and eat it.

You could cut it into halves or quarters if you were expecting the Queen for tea but otherwise just get your sandwich on.

NFAQ (Not Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. Do I have to use raspberry jam?

A. Of course not! You can use strawberry jam in a Deluxe Peanut Butter and Jam Samwich. Then you can put laundry detergent in your car’s gas tank and brush your teeth with sand because apparently everything is just as good as everything else.

Q. I dropped my sandwich on the floor, what do I do?

A. Did anyone see you drop it? No? Then listen to your heart. Yes? Pretend to throw it away but actually hide it in the cupboard for re-evaluation later.

Q. I don’t have any cream cheese, can I use mayo?

A. I’m dead now. That question actually killed me.

Well, in a bizarre twist of fate you all received the greatest gift on Jennifer’s birthday. Way to go, now I’ll get in big trouble.

The End

Deluxe Peanut Butter Samwich recipe - from The Deliberate Dad!


 Evan can be found on Twitter, Smashwords, Amazon, and his animation projects can be explored over on his YouTube channel. Aside from being a husband to one little lady and a father to two littler ladies, Evan draws, animates, makes music, and dabbles in various creative projects.

Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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