Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Peanut Butter and Bananas

Growing up, my favorite sandwich in the world (when it came to peanut butter at least), was a peanut butter and brown sugar sandwich.  Crunchy peanut butter made it better. 

My best friend's favorite sandwich was peanut butter, banana, and honey.

"Gross!" I said.

"Gross!" she said. 

We both agreed that we wouldn't know until we tried it. 

So, one day in her kitchen, we made our favorite sandwiches.  She sliced her bananas as I wrinkled up my nose.  I sprinkled brown sugar as she looked nervously at me from the corner of her eye. 

We presented one another with our beloved sandwiches.  We had to try.  To understand one another a little better.  Just one bite...

That's all it took.  And we switched right back.  She finished hers, and I finished mine. 

Right now, I am sitting on the couch eating a frozen banana with peanut butter drizzled on top.  It is amazing.  Who would have thought that over twenty years later, I would be loving peanut butter and banana?  I haven't tried it since that summer day in my friend's kitchen, and I probably still won't eat it on bread.  But right now, fasting and sugar free, this is the closest I can get to dessert.

What's your favorite peanut butter sandwich?  Would you eat it for dessert?

15 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches with or without honey. :) I like it with tortillas too. :) (Like a burrito)

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    1. I like tortillas warmed up with butter and cinnamon and sugar. Since we're talking dessert...

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  2. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches!!! It's so so so super yummy!

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    1. I think I am outnumbered already! Try it frozen with "natural" (the kind you have to stir) peanut butter on top.

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    2. That's the only kind of pb we have. (:
      None of us like the toothpastey type other stuff. The natural kind is so much richer. (in our opinion)

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  3. I love a good pb&j sandwich, loads of peanut butter, very little jam. I've tried Peanut butter and banana, and it isn't bad, but not my favorite. I do love peanut butter on a banana, though I haven't tried it frozen- yet.

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    1. It's AH-MAZZZZ-ING! My favorite is homemade raspberry jam... yum

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  4. I love turkey and avocado, and I would definitely NOT eat it for dessert!

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    1. My turkey "comfort" sandwich involves cranberries and cream cheese. And that could be dessert... ;)

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  5. This sounds really yummy! I think I could go for that.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot

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    1. Yummy and healthy! I have to remember that when I can choose ice cream again. Frozen banana is a good substitute.

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  6. I love extra crunchy PB on anything. I should try it on ice cream. YUM

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    1. It's awesome on ice cream. I took to doing that when I was pregnant with Leilee. I could stand the sight or smell of chocolate, but I needed something on my vanilla ice cream.

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  7. I am anti-peanut butter. Not an allergy--though my dislike is so strong it might be deemed such. :)

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    1. Darn. Frozen bananas with chocolate sauce are pretty great too. That's my recommendation for you. Peanut allergies are scary... glad you don't have to deal with that!

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