Friday, April 30, 2010

Food is Love: Peanut Butter on Toast

I know, I know. I can hear you ... "Peanut butter on toast?" Hey, in my Food is Love world, peanut butter on toast is near the top of the list.

Years ago, when the girls were little, we used to go with my in-laws to Arkansas for the annual family reunion. While Heber Springs and Drasco were totally rustic when the folks grew up there, the area has spruced up. We always stayed in a lovely condo, with a long deck overlooking trees and a gorgeous lake.

Every morning, my mother-in-law would chide me, "Stop fussing around. I'll watch those girls. You go outside. Enjoy the deck." I'd go outside with a cup of coffee, plop in a deck chair and do nothing -- just sit, sip my coffee, and watch the sun play on the water. Then, just as I started getting hungry, Mom would magically appear, bringing me peanut butter on toast.

There are a lot of ways to say, "I love you." This weekend, try peanut butter on toast.

P.S. I found the photo here. Mom just spread the peanut butter, which was perfectly fine. She wasn't a "draw cute pictures in the peanut butter" kind of gal. I cut the toast in half and then make it into a butterfly. I even do this for myself. (You're not surprised by this, are you?)

P.P.S. Were you hoping for a fancier recipe? Check this out. Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast. Sounds good ... I haven't tried it.


Anonymous said...

Have you tried peanut butter and baloney sandwich? mmmmmmmmmm

Jan said...

I have not tried that! I will. My brother and I did sneak peanut butter into our sister's baloney sandwich when we were kids -- we thought she was just weird about peanut butter. Turns out she was very allergic. Hey! How were we to know? (And she still brings this up. You'd think we were purposefully trying to poison her ...)