The Wickenburg Special

When I was a youngster, I spent a fair amount of time at the bowling alley just west of town. There was a small drug-store-like café there, and as I sat on a stool one afternoon, studying the overhead menu board, I noticed a new item… the Wickenburg Special. I asked the waitress what the heck a Wickenburg Special was, and as she continued busily past me, she said,

“Grilled peanut butter and jelly.”

I thought, That’s crazy talk! You can’t grill a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

I didn’t try it then, but some years later, I remembered the Wickenburg Special, and thought, why not. Toast and jam… peanut butter and jelly… it sounded kinda good. I still didn’t think you could grill a peanut butter & jelly sandwich though, so I toasted the bread, buttered it, then put the peanut butter and jelly on it. Awwwww-SUM!

The next step in the evolution was to grill the bread and then put the PB&J on it. Even more awesome!

Then, a few years ago, we discovered HEB’s jalapeno cheese bread, and one day I thought maybe a grilled PB&J on it would be good; get that sweet-hot thing goin’ on, ya know?

Well, guess what. It’s DOUBLE awesome!

I tell people about it all the time, and I get some pretty weird looks, but anyone I can get to try it (Mom and Ray love it) agree it’s pretty DANG good!

But here’s the problem; there’s no HEB near Trinity, and the Brookshire Brothers version of jalapeno cheese bread just doesn’t measure up. So, it was a matter of necessity; we got a bread making machine, and we are very impatiently waiting for the first batch to finish baking.

Hoping for success!

Hoping for success!

We’ll update you later today regarding the outcome!


  1. Gary said

    I didn’t know you bowled???

  2. dale Hansen said

    I like to invent things to eat my self , but going to have to study on this one . I started just recently making my own special gaclemoly ( easy to say but no can spell it. ( any way it’s that stuff made with avocadoes ). I made the mistake of taking it to a get together along with my home made chips. Now I have been making it for the neighbor hood. Think I will put a sticker on it and sell to the stores.. Feeling better all the time, In the miost of painting my house. Can only work for about 3 or 4 hours then my legs start swelling up., But that’s better than before.

    Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:18:29 +0000 To:

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