The only thing I really liked about elementary school, from what I can remember, was the enormous piece of coffee cake they would serve all the time. I’m sure there are more things I loved, but food wise, that was it. It’s the one food item I looked forward to eating the most. Well that, and the chalupas. Like flat taco boats. Those were the bomb. Did you ever eat chalupas? I’m not even sure if other schools served them. The coffee cake though, that was even better than the flat taco boats. It was always the perfect consistency and texture too, because even as a kid I was all about texture. I would sit at the table eating my giant slice of cake and I’d critique it as if I were a judge on chopped, although chopped wasn’t around then. Gosh, I probably didn’t have friends either. I always hoped for a middle piece of coffee cake because those were cut much bigger than the edges. Now as an adult, I’m all about the edges.
Another thing I really loved was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My mamma would make them for me all the time. I had some rules though when it came to my pb&js. You couldn’t just grab two slices of bread and slap whatever you wanted. No, it had to be done the right way. My way. First off, the bread needed to be toasted, I couldn’t get down with soft bread getting caught in the roof of my mouth. It had to be toasted twice, not burnt just super toasted. As for the peanut butter, it had to be chunky, and piled on thick. No grape jelly nonsense for me either, it had to be made with strawberry preserves. I liked and still do love the texture of preserves rather than jelly, because preserves still have chunks and seeds. You put all of that together and presto bingo like magic, you’d end up with the perfect peanut butter and jelly for little baby Jonathan.
Now I can enjoy the best of both worlds. Coffee cake and peanut butter and jelly coming together for the ultimate breakfast cake. Breakfast cake is really just an excuse to eat dessert, first thing in the morning. Talk about a dream come true. Nothing is better than cake for breakfast. Except maybe Ice cream for breakfast. That probably takes the cake, pun intended.