Make the Bread, Buy the Butter
Boil peanuts until tender; remove hulls in cold water; mash. Season with butter [sic] and salt; When cold spread between slices of bread. Good for school lunch.
—Los Angeles Times Cookbook, No. 2, 1905
Until recently, I never considered making my own peanut butter. Skippy was good enough for me.
Until recently, I never considered buying a frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I...