This week I'm kicking off a series all about back to school lunches. Not just any lunches — lunches my mom made for me when I was going to school back in the 70's. Of course I got your standard fare from straight peanut butter and jelly to a ham a cheese, but more times than not, mom was always trying to be creative and not bore me day after day with the same old thing.
Monday I shared the story behind the good old classic cream cheese & olive sandwich. We tone it down for Tuesday and do a more popular peanut butter & banana sandwich.
No science to this one. White bread, peanut butter, and sliced bananas.
Another note for the series — white bread. I cannot remember the last time I actually bought white bread. It is so soft and fluffy. At least with wheat or a whole grain bread you feel like you are eating something with texture that requires chewing. White bread just kind of melts once you bite it and move it around in your mouth. As a kid, I loved this about white bread, but in my adult years I've grown to love the more whole grain, less processed bread varieties — both for their nutritional benefits and tastes.
We will continue down a somewhat normal lunch path tomorrow but I will share some tips and tricks that mom would incorporate into my "hump" day lunch.
The only thing left to ask is, what was your peanut butter of choice smooth, crunchy, or extra crunchy?
P.S. There is no oatmeal cream pie in the bag above. It did not even make it to that stage.
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well