Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Sweet Memories.

Well I'm officially on Spring Break. Cancun here I come!! And by Cancun I mean working every single day of break. Lucky me. I'm actually not too upset since it's only from 3-5:30, and I otherwise have no major plans in the making. I did take the opportunity to visit home for a few days, primarily for my Mom's birthday and trying on bridesmaids dresses..or in my case, Maid 'O Honor dress. Now Katie is not your typical bride, so we of course don't have your typical bridesmaids dresses either.

Sherri, Katie, Kelly, and yours truly

Ok totally kidding! Just having/making fun with the array of clearance dresses they had. Mine had a "bat wing" proven by the description on the price tag. We of course picked out the real dresses, but I'll keep you in suspense. After a day of dress fittings, Panera, and a luau (yes a luau in 30 degree weather), I would call it a successful visit home. 

A trip back home also inspired me with another twist on a classic dish, if you can even call it that. My childhood or rather high school years consisted of lots and lots of sandwiches. I can honestly say that I religiously ate PB&J everyday after school for a good year or so. I don't think I have actually had one since! I think I ate enough back in the day to not have a craving for one for another couple of years. To mix it up a bit, I would also have my other obsession of PB& Banana sandwiches. This was culinary genius when I was a kid. I didn't know something so delicious could be made with three ingredients! Of course it consists of a good helping of peanut butter, after all it is me we're talking about. Having grown up a bit (and by a bit I mean nearly none at all), I still love this combo but felt the need to sophisticate the sandwich for my adapted palette. It took a long time to develop, but I think the effort truly paid off. Be sure to take a good chunk out of your day to prepare this, as I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

PBBP (Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel) 'Wich
serves 1
2 slices bread ( I prefer whole wheat)
1 T Peanut Butter 
1/2 medium banana, sliced
2-3 Pretzels
dash cinnamon 
dash honey

PBBP. Say it. Kinda fun, huh? Well it should be, because if you couldn't already tell I'm a bit sarcastic. Just sayin'. But really, this sandwich has so much going for it. Creamy. Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. Warm. Easy. Every kind of goodness in one sandwich. The pretzels really add a salty crunch that my "developed palette" loves.

Simply slather the PB on bith pieces of bread (for maximum stick-age). Top one slice with the banana, pretzels, cinnamon, and honey. Top with the other slice and dig in! I went the extra 2 minutes and heated my sandwich in a skillet over medium-heat for the extra crunchy warm factor. Well worth it in my opinion.

I suggest slipping on some feety pajamas, watching Clarissa Explains It All, and playing Girl Talk while enjoying this sandwich. But that's just me. Enjoy this classically (is that actually a word??) twisted sandwich, as I can assure you I did.
Creamy, Crunchy Goodness.

What was your favorite kind of food as a kid?

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