“Last night I dreamt I ate a ten pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.”

If ever there was day to rejoice, it is today. The toothache is gone. The tooth was pulled yesterday afternoon. The oral surgeon, my former student, decided not to wait. He numbed the area, and after a tug, the tooth was a memory.

Today I went to an early meeting and came home and took a nap, the reason for the lateness of my musings. I wonder, though, if three and a half hours still rates as a nap.

I got three phone calls. One was last night from the surgeon and today I got calls from the Care Center and my dentist’s office. All wanted to know how I was doing. I like that.

It rained today, and the day is still damp and chilly. I shut all the windows to keep the house warm and turned on lights to keep the darkness at bay. I am in my stay at home clothes, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.

The other night I made myself a peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff sandwich. When I was young, it was a snack stand-by. We usually ran out of cookies quickly, but we always had bread to make a sandwich. I preferred marshmallow over jelly because marshmallow never slid out of the bread. Jelly did. It was always grape jelly which came out of the jar in globs and usually ended up on my shirt. The other problem with jelly was it made the bread squishy and the middle of the sandwich sink. There was, however, an upside. My mother bought Welch’s because you got a glass out of the deal.

My niece’s almost two-year old son had a rite of passage a few weeks back. He had his first fluffernutter. It was on his fingers and his cheeks, and he devoured every piece of it. My brother-in-law chronicled the event with pictures. They don’t have Fluff in Colorado so when any of us visit we bring a few jars. It goes quickly. Even my nephew who’s over thirty has a sandwich or two.

White bread is the best for a fluffernutter. I’ve tried it with wheat, and it isn’t the same. Wonder bread was our childhood bread of choice, but you really need a sturdier bread so the marshmallow can be spread without making holes. My sandwiches even now seem to overflow just a bit when you add the top slice of bread. I still get marshmallow on my fingers. I lick it off.


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12 Comments on ““Last night I dreamt I ate a ten pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Marshmallow fluff is totally unknown here but I think it was You that shipped over a jar to me and it is utterly delicious 🙂 🙂 and rather addictive too 🙂

    Grape jelly is unknown here too, I guess it’s enough they mix in lots of it in other kinds of jelly instead, many strawberry jellies contains to over 50% of grape jelly 🙂 I guess it isn’t as expensive as strawberries.

    I’m glad the tooth is gone! and I hope it doesn’t bleed any more. I was lucky when they removed my wisdom tooth, it didn’t take a second because it didn’t have any roots and the bleeding stopped rather quickly.

    82,4 here today and it was just too much. I drank way too little water and have had a head ache the entire evening. I’ve finally had enough water and the head ache is gone. Tomorroe a cold front will pass and it will rain and most likely thunder a big part of the day. As long as it gets a bit cooler I don’t care about if it rains 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      I did ship a jar to you, and it sounds as if you could use another jar. I’ll see what I can do.

      We have a far larger variety of jams than jellies. My dad loved strawberry jam so we always had some of that. I buy marmalades also, pineapple being my favorite.

      My wisdom tooth had very small roots so it came out easily. The bleeding was because of a blood thinner I take, but it did stop last night.

      66˚ here now, and I’m chilly.

      Have a great evening!

  2. flyboybob Says:

    Peanut butter on white bread or on Ritz crackers are my favorites. i never went for the grape jelly with the peanut butter because I like to taste the peanut flavor alone. Whole wheat, rye or any other bread will not work. I never had marshmallow fluff in any form but it sounds good with peanut butter.

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better since the tooth is no longer aggravating you mouth.

    • katry Says:

      I like PB on Ritz too and saltines. Grape jelly isn’t my favorite-fluff is. I’m sorry you have missed the joy of eating Fluff, but it is mostly sold on the East coast, made here in Mass, in Lynn.

      We bought ground nut paste in Ghana, added peanut oil to thin it and ate it for sandwiches all the time.

      I am so happy that pain has gone. It was awful.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I haven’t had a Fluffernutter in so long. I never think to buy Fluff anymore though I have stopped and considered it a number of times when I’m in the peanut butter and jelly aisle. Once upon a time a made my own fluff and it spoiled me.
    Grape jelly is not on my list of jellies unless I run across some strange and exotic variety of grape jelly. The basic Welch’s that comes in a drinking glass just tastes like sugar. No fruit flavor there at all.

    Rocky went to the vet yesterday for routine stuff. He was happy until he got in the door and then it was Whoa doggies! Nope! He tried to back peddle out the door but it was closed so he just sat and shook. Then some other dogs came in and he was happy again until he had to go into the exam room. But he was good.

    Glad the tooth is a memory and you can eat fluffernutters with impunity. 🙂
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      I had one around Christmas. I bought the Fluff because I needed it for a fudge I was making and couldn’t let it go to waste.

      I don’t eat grape jelly any more either. I never liked it all that much when I was a kid, but that was what we had. When my dad visited I always bought his strawberry jam, but I don’t think there i anything like that in my fridge any more.

      Poor Rocky! Trapped!

      Gracie doesn’t mind the vet’s office but she doesn’t like other dogs so that can be a pain.

      Have a great evening. I know I will without that tooth!

  4. MT C Says:

    Kat, I totally agree with your comments on the extraordinary Fluffernutter sandwich. Until now I had always thought it was the invention of my uncle, the crazy one, as he was always bringing up crazy things to entertain us grandkids. It really is a pleasure to know that it was enjoyed by more than just us. His version included toasting the bread to make it all warm slushed together.

    He also gave us the peanut butter and cucumber sandwich, another treat I still enjoy. This was never toasted!

    The fun things of childhood memories. Maybe that’s why we get old, so we can remember and enjoy. Not to mention making time pass quicker with the thoughts in the rocking chair. LOL


    • katry Says:

      I don’t think we ever toasted the bread. We never thought of it.

      Fluff goes back to 1920 and is a product from Lynn, Mass. They had and maybe still have strawberry Fluff but I never liked it. Only the white stuff will do. Kraft has marshmallow cream but it is a poor imitation.

      Peanut Butter and cucumber just doesn’t appeal to me. PB and banana though is great.

      I have Fluff in my cabinet right now!

      • MT C Says:

        I think the alternative to the white in our end of the state was blackberry. It was ok by the spoonful, but not nearly as good as the white in a sandwich with peanut butter!

        PB&B has become a morning favorite that I share with my landlady’s dog Sarah. Who is a hundred pound yellow lab with golden eyes, a brown nose and brown eyeliner. She sits patiently waiting for her share and when it comes she thoroughly enjoys it. Not a gulping down, but a true savoring and soulful enjoyment.(I think she watches me!).


      • katry Says:

        I think I remember the blackberry, but we never had any. The white was the only one we wanted.

        Gracie is not a lover of bananas, but I would have to share my fluffernutter. She waits patiently as well sitting near me while I finish; however, she is a gulper.

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