Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A treat from my childhood....

I was reminded of this little treat when my kids brought in some sad news the other day. An old friend from my childhood lost her father recently.
That same friend used to invite me over and we would lay across her bed in her room and read books for hours!
On a couple of occasions she fixed a treat like this- minus the homemade bread- she used store-bought bread, peanut butter (my preference is crunchy!;), and little mini marshmallows across the top. Then she would stick them under the broiler just until the peanut butter was runny and the marshmallows were lightly toasted. (Yes, I know the mm has HFCS- but who knew years ago that this would lead to so much trouble?)
And we would nibble away and read our books!
My kids nibbled these up on some homemade french bread slices, then begged to go outside, then begged to come back in, then begged for cherry shakes! (frozen cherries, milk, sugar whirled in a blender)
Then I begged them to go play so I could cook supper!
(-otherwise, they'd snacked the rest of the day away!:)


Lori said...

We used to have something similar when I was a kid, but instead of using bread, we put the peanut butter and marshmallows on crackers (ie: Ritz or saltine) and put them under the broiler in the oven until the marshmallows browned just a wee bit and got a little melty. :) It is a great and very cheap snack! :)

Donna said...

oh! I bet Ritz crackers would be great!