Emily, the fabulous Experimentarian, is out of town for the weekend so she asked me, Sarah, the More Traditional Not Really So Experimentarian to write a guest post for Sammie Saturday!
Now, when I hear the word "sandwich," I think of one specific kind of sandwich - not that I am a sandwich snob - I like PB&J, ham and cheese, turkey with cranberry sauce, and tomato/basil/cheese sandwiches - really, I do. But there is a special place in my heart for the Fluffernuter. Now, I'm sure some of you hail for places where Fluffernutter's aren't exotic beasties, but in Wyoming we sure got some funny looks in the lunchroom. And some . . . interesting guesses about what that white stuff in our sammies was.
For those of you (poor, deprived souls) who have not been introduced to the Fluffernutter it is a deceptively simple sandwich - a cousin to the PB&J, really - consisting of bread, peanut butter, and Marshmallow Fluff (or Marshmallow Creme, if you live out west). That's it. Put them together and you get a little bite of heaven (at this point I will admit that I'm biased - this is one of my favorite meals - your results may vary).
My mother will tell you the bread must be toasted (so that everything gets all melty together), our dad and brother will debate the proper fluff/PB ratio with you all though lunch, and Emily would probably tell you to use whole grain bread (and she would be right - not only is it better for your heart, but it holds up to vigorous peanut butter spreading ever so much better). I will add my two cents by saying that a fluffernutter is best accompanied by chips (potato or tortilla - no spinach, cheese puffs or fancy flavored chips, please) and an apple (carrots, pears and mangoes are all acceptable substitutes). But then, I am a bit of a traditionalist. So go ahead and experiment, just remember that, for this meal at least, simple is just fine.
'K, rambling ode to fluff over, thanks for sticking around, and thank you all for being so supportive of Emily - you're awesome.
What are some of your favorite things to pair with peanut butter?
Stay warm and dry,