For ten years, I thought I didn’t like peanut butter and jelly. It’s true. One day in sixth grade, I declared that it was the worst combination ever and didn’t eat it for TEN YEARS. I liked peanut butter. I liked jelly. But I did not like them touching. Up until two weeks ago, I had unknowingly deprived myself of the deliciousness that is the combination of PB&J. Sad but true.
This all changed when I was making a peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat for a little girl I babysit for. She told me she didn’t want the crust, so I cut the crusts off of her sandwich and promptly ate them. There was peanut butter on them. There was strawberry jelly on them. They were touching. I was amazed at the deliciousness of it all. It turns out that PB&J is not the worst combination ever. It’s one of the best! (This is probably not news to you…most people are normal!)
My cousin Erin recently suggested that since I have two cousins with one-year-olds (Hi Erin and Liam, Amber and Savannah!!), I should probably post some kids recipes. GREAT idea, since I’ve been cooking for kids for the past 4+ years. First on the list are these peanut butter and jelly quesadillas.
This recipe is a great alternative to the classic PB&J, and the fact that you can call it a quesadilla adds a novelty factor – kids think it’s the coolest thing! This is especially good for school lunch, because as it sits, the tortilla gets softer and infused with the peanut butter and jelly…yumm.