Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich for Your Partially Paralyzed Spouse If You Can’t Stand Peanut Butter

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Place two slices of whole-wheat bread on a plate, facing each other. Open a jar of Jiff chunky peanut butter, wrinkling your nose. Holding your breath, with a knife, spread generous amounts of peanut butter on both slices of bread, ⠺⠊⠩⠬ your spouse preferred creamy peanut butter, which is easier to spread. Don’t worry about the jelly. Your spouse doesn’t like it on a peanut butter sandwich.

If you haven’t passed out by now, fold both slices of peanut-buttered bread in half, smoothing the creases so the bread stays folded and wincing if your fingers come in contact with the peanut butter. This will make the sandwich easier to eat, since your spouse can only use one hand. Breathe.

Then serve your spouse the sandwich with a kiss. Note- If you two French-kiss after your spouse has eaten the sandwich, you might get the taste of peanut butter in your mouth. Gag!

In My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds, I neglect to mention the fact that my late husband Bill loved peanut butter and I could never stand it. However, I talk about other foods he enjoyed eating and my cooking successes and disasters. For more information about the book and ordering links, click here.

How about you? Does your spouse like any foods that you can’t stand? How do you work around this? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment field.


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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

12 thoughts on “Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich for Your Partially Paralyzed Spouse If You Can’t Stand Peanut Butter”

  1. Abbie, it would probably be easier to name all the foods the man I sometimes keep time with won’t eat that I love.
    He’s the pickiest eater I ever have dealt with.

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      1. If Bobby and I lived together there would be lots of times when we might eat together but we would not eat the same things.

        GEES. I’ve dealt with 2 year olds that did not have such a picky taste.



  2. I love crunchy peanut butter, but I have to leave the house when Cyberspouse makes his favourite, fried sauerkraut – I can’t even spell it let alone eat it. ‘Finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria.’


    1. Ugggg! I like sauerkraut once in a while, but this sounds disgusting. I don’t blame you, and I hope your spouse doesn’t become incapacitated and expect you to prepare the dish.

      By the way, I’m sorry it took me so long to respond. I just got back from a great weekend at a writers’ conference. I hope you also had a nice weekend. Thank you for stopping by and following me.


      1. Hello all:

        I like it made with purple cabbage rather than the regular. It has a tangy sweet taste, but even then only in small doses.

        Abbie, I cannot wait to hear all about your conference.

        I do hope you’ll blog about it.


      2. You’re welcome, and there’s certainly no hurry.

        It is however, a great idea for people to read of things like this, that way when you go to more of them people might look you up. Or, when you have musical/book signings, people will attend.

        Be sure to start sending me public event announcements. Promoting you, means promoting all your work.

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