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Comment by Randall Smith on June 14, 2014 at 7:24am

Despite just eating (breakfast), my mouth is watering from reading about peanut butter and meatball sandwiches! But not on white bread anymore. I simply love peanuts--in shell, plain, buttered, with or without jam or honey, etc. Celery coated with PB is wonderful!

Comment by Pat on June 14, 2014 at 6:38am

Yes. Meatloaf sandwiches are best after at least a day in the fridge. Especially with mustard on rye bread. As to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I never did eat the things, even as a kid. Loved the peanut butter (crunchy style), but no thanks to the jelly. I do like jams and jellies, just not with peanut butter.

Lentil soup is great - yummy little eyeballs.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 14, 2014 at 1:32am

I forgot to mention two vital details about meatloaf sandwiches: a) the meatloaf is better when it's been cooked and then refrigerated for about 24 hours, THEN sliced.  And b). if you makeg it out of anything besides beef, or a pork and beef mixture, add an extra egg, bread crumbs (or rolled oats) with melted butter (I use Panko bread crumbs).  Holds together MUCH better.  (I detest lentils. Nasty little eyeballs.)

Comment by Plinius on June 14, 2014 at 1:15am

I remember ´bread with contentment´ best, my mother was really generous with that. You got it with every meal: first the bread with cheese (mother watching like Cerberus how you sliced the cheese), then bread with jam scraped thin, after that bread with contentment.  It means a three days old slice of bread with margerine scraped very thin.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 14, 2014 at 12:28am

Ah, I kind of like peanuts, but they don't like me, nor does peanut butter.  Pity; it' supposed to be the food of last resort for diabetics.

The best meatloaf sandwiches I ever had were from the coffee shop at the Hollywood Polar Palace...they were grilled with cheese, dill pickles, the usual burger trimmings, on whole wheat bread.  Pity the rink burned down in 1963.

Comment by Daniel W on June 13, 2014 at 10:13pm


My mom made sandwiches using meatloaf.  The meatloaf had a coating of ketchup, which took on a nice flavor when baked.  The sandwiches were sliced meatloaf, with mustard, mayo, and sweet relish.

I've tried to reproduce that flavor, using lentil loaf.  Its been a long time, but when I'm feeling down and want comfort food, that does the trick.  The only problem with the lentil load is it doesn't bind together so well.  It crumbles.  And making it is quite a project.

But peanut butter - wow.  I bet I've eaten several times my body weight in peanut butter.  It's stress food for me at work.  I spread crunchy on saltines, and add a spoon of jelly.  Usually grape but sometimes almost any other.

I also love Thai hot peanut sauce.  It's a whole different take on peanut butter.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 13, 2014 at 2:37pm

Every now and again I still enjoy a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, which is pretty much a staple food for any kid growing up.  I remember two other sandwiches that I enjoyed very much as a kid but have not eaten since becoming an adult. 

The first is Peanut Butter and Bacon on toast.  The second is fried Bologna on plain white bread. 

Does anyone else have a favorite sandwich or two from childhood?

Comment by sk8eycat on June 11, 2014 at 3:05pm

I have been thinking/wishing about moving to British Columbia since November 2000, but I don't think Canada wants any more American refugees.  Especially not retirees living on Social InSecurity alone.

And I couldn't transplant my 75-year-old avocado tree up there.  That keeps us going from December till May.

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Comment by sk8eycat on June 11, 2014 at 12:48pm

I am slowly getting a smal bit of help with the utility bills, and Rx meds. 

The City has senior transportation "busses," but there are thousands of rules about making reservations, what you can take on board, and the things are a rough ride...bus bodies welded onto truck chassis.  The last time I rode one it felt like all the hardware in my spine was going to shake loose.

Most of my closest friends are in the same fix, OR the smart ones moved out of California as soon as they retired (with full pensions)...or they died. I lost way too many close (male) friends to AIDS before meds were developed to prolong the health of HIV+ patients.

Sorry...I've just been so damn depressed lately.

I did come up with something tasty last week.  I had about 2/3 cup of brown rice left, and found an unopened jar of sunflower seeds in the cupboard, so I nuked 1/3 cup of seeds till they were almost dark brown, and cooked them with the rice.  Gave it a nice nutty flavor....


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