“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.”

I’m really late I know, but I dragged myself out of bed for an early morning meeting, and when I got home, I read the papers then snuggled under an afghan and shared the couch with Gracie for a nap. She’s still asleep. The day is raw. My hands are cold, and I need socks to keep my feet warm. It’s the dampness more than the temperature which makes 57° so uncomfortable. Today is a stay at home and read day. I might just have some cocoa, and, of course, it will need a dollop of Marshmallow Fluff floating on the top.

I love fluffernutters. When I was little, I only had creamy peanut butter, but then I tasted and got addicted to the chunky. My favorite now is Roasted Honey Nut, either plain or chunky. Groundnut (peanut) paste was a staple in Ghana. It was thick and sold in jars to be used for soups, but I bought it for sandwiches. I’d have to mix in a little groundnut oil to make the paste easy to spread or it tore up the bread. I always thought of those sandwiches as a bit of home.

My mother never packed fluffernutters in our lunch boxes. They were always snacks to us. Sometimes I’d use Saltines and make a little snack of miniature fluffernutters. They always needed milk. They were best eaten in the living room in front of the TV. We always left crumbs on the rug no matter how careful we were.

I also like PB&J sandwiches with grape jelly, strawberry jam or hot pepper jelly. I like them for lunch or even dinner if I’m really feeling too lazy to cook anything. I don’t do glasses of milk anymore. I do coffee.

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13 Comments on ““Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I´ve never heard of fluffernutters before 🙂 🙂 I had to find it on the net to understand what it is 🙂 🙂
    We love peanuts over here but peanut butter is a completely different thing it seems. I guess one can find one or perhaps to different kinds in the bigger supermarkets but that´s it. But we can find several different kinds of peanuts.

    The last time I read something about peanut butter it was about the best food one can give birds during winter and they thought peanut butter was it 🙂 🙂 🙂 I actually bought a jar and the birds loved it!

    I think it´s cheese sandwiches with jam that is most popular here (I love cheese sandwiches with smoked cod roe).

    Windy and sunny here this afternoon but fairly chilly.

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • Kat Says:

      Christer,
      Send your address to my e-mail. I know I had it before but I don’t know here I put it. I’ll send over Marshmallow Fluff and peanut butter. Everyone has to have a fluffernutter at least once.

      I also but seeds with peanut butter in a suet cake. The birds love it. I don’t like smoked fish though I am a fish eater.

      Cold all day!

  2. Hedley Says:

    A Marmite sandwich….oh my

  3. Caryn Says:

    Peanut butter and hot pepper jelly. Hmm. I will have to try that one.

    My favorite is a Super Chunk peanut butter, banana and lettuce sandwich. No, really, it’s good. I was a doubter, too. The lettuce has to be there because it adds moisture to the combination so that it doesn’t glue itself to the roof of your mouth and suffocate you. And it’s crisp.

    I also enjoy Nutella and jelly on a Wasa cracker. Any kind of jelly or jam will do. Nutella all by itself, straight out of the jar is also excellent.

    • Kat Says:

      Caryn,
      I trust you so I’ll not make any comments about the lettuce. I know bananas taste great with peanut butter (also an African treat for me), but I have never imagined lettuce.

      Nutella is tasty no matter how you eat it, even in a spoon.

      • Caryn Says:

        We picked up the peanut butter, banana, lettuce sandwich from one of my brother’s grade school classmates. She came from the Philippines and this sandwich was what she had for lunch every day. My brother used to make fun of it until we tried it one day and it was good.

  4. Zoey & Me Says:

    Egg salad sandwiches were my favorite with bits of green olives. Oh my, I could go for one right now.

  5. splendid Says:

    oh peanut butter is the best
    i love pb and crispy bacon on toast
    discovered while camping of course
    but i agree i never had a fluffer nutter till my brother moved to PA
    must be an east coast thing
    love love love them now
    youngest doll is addicted to nutella
    funny how things change
    i had pb & j at the pool last week
    and i swear they are better at least 4 hours after you make them
    they
    MELD

    xoxoxoxoxoxo enjoying the gulf, stop by for pics

    • katry Says:

      splendid,
      I have heard that bacon and PB are a great combination, but I haven’t tried it yet.

      Marshmallow Fluff is made here in Massachusetts and doesn’t travel all that far. My sister in Colorado can’t get it, and her kids, youngest of whom is almost 23, love it. When I visit, I always bring three or four jars. I remember when Justin, now 27, first tasted it on a visit here. His face was covered in Fluff.

      I’ll be by to see the pictures!

  6. katry Says:

    Minicapt,
    I will check Stop and Shop to see if it has Marmite, but I won’t be making the baked beans. I have never been a fan of beans.


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