We arrived in Cannon Beach, Oregon around 5 o’clock pm. Just enough time to squeeze in an evening surf session before the sun set. The next day we’d wake from a 12 hour slumber, make too much oatmeal, air out our sleeping bags, pack up our tent, and spend the next hours sitting in a nearly empty line-up in some Oregon surf.
After some time we found our spirits full, but our stomachs empty, so alas we made for shore and got ready to make some lunch. Nothing too fancy since we were living out of my car, but when all you’re running off of is bland oatmeal, anything seems like a step up. PB&J was the daily special along with a nice side of salt and pepper chips and a bottle of Trader Joe’s spring water to wash it all down.
As I made my PB&J I noticed that Evan was off on his corner of the table doing his own thing, making a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Now the good ole PB&H is nothing earth shattering, but the insight that Evan had on this particular sandwich was astounding. He had studied how to make the perfect PB&H. The wisdom he imparted upon me that afternoon has helped to fill me during many lunch breaks.
His recipe to make the perfect PB&H sandwich is as follows:
1) Get the required ingredients (I now use almond butter since almonds are the superior nut).
2) Spread on the peanut (almond) butter on one slice and add a few track marks of honey.
3) On the other slice of bread add a liberal amount of honey, spread it, and let it the honey settle into the bread.
*the special trick is to allow about 5 minutes for the honey to truly find its way into the pores of the bread*
4) Take both slices and place the honey and the almond buttered sides together to form the ultimate PB&H, and enjoy.
There’s not much to the PB&H, but with a little patience to allow the bread to marinate itself in honey, this sandwich takes on an almost sacred form.
May this recipe get you through many miles on the road or trail.