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?