Today was a public school holiday, so I didn’t have to worry about the peanut allergies in Iain’s class. As a result, the sandwich today is good ol’ peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat skinny bread. The peanut butter is JIF, my absolute favorite. I know, it’s not “natural”, it doesn’t have to be refrigerated, it could be healthier, and I’m sure it’s processed to hell, but I can’t help myself. Maybe it was all that “choosy moms chose Jif” stuff I grew up with, or maybe it’s that Jif is just damn fine. It tastes good. It’s got the perfect spreadable consistency. It makes: The. Best. Cookies. Period. Plus, the logo is a kitschy American classic. Those red, blue and green stripes combined with that crazy typography is just awesome. I had a student last quarter use Jif in a self-portrait piece and he perfectly recreated the label. No surprise, this student turned out to be fantastic in every way.
But, I digress. The rest of lunch is really fresh and healthy. Plain yogurt with local honey—yummers. Gorgeous California satsumas, kiwi fruit and cucumbers.