Tuesday, May 17, 2011
One might be inclined to think a creature who is so consistently hungry would be somewhat less inclined to worry about presentation or variety in favor of sheer volume and accessibility. On many days this is true but Isaac also exhibits a bit of whimsy and adventure in his culinary drives from time to time. He was excited to show us all his creatively arranged sloppy joe, beans, and mac & cheese not long ago and made sure we appreciated how his dinner was smiling at him. He has also begun experimenting with his favorite snack/dessert/side dish/breakfast/lunch/dinner item....the peanut butter sandwich.
You may immediately think of peanut butter and grape jelly on two slices of white bread. I'm here to tell you no such creature will be found in this house. Yuck! First of all, I don't buy white bread, much to the consternation of certain members of this family. Second, grape jelly seems to be the least favorite flavor of anyone here.
I long ago introduced the limelets to the wonders of a fluffer nutter (peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich). This was such a hit that sometimes certain individuals will forgo the bread and just stir the PB & fluff together in a bowl. No comment on who may have made that original suggestion...
I'm also a fan of peanut butter and apple butter or peanut butter and honey sandwiches on some nice whole grain bread.
Calypso, being an Elvis fan, has done the bacon and banana version.
Mr. Lime hipped Isaac to the idea of PB&J on pumpernickel bread.
Then Isaac came home with a menu from some place in NYC that specializes in peanut butter sandwiches and decided he needed to eat his way through the menu. This led to peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches laced with shredded coconut, as well as some other concoctions I can't even remember.
So now I invite you to share the most interesting, oddest, or yummiest (if unconventional) peanut butter sandwich recipe you personally favor. PB sandwiches are a nice cheap filler for a perpetually hungry teenage boy. If you can't give me any good sandwich ideas how about the name of a good loan officer?