Peanut Butter & Mayonnaise Sandwich

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I think the carbohydrates in the bread would be more likely to make you sleepy than the peanut butter or mayo.

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We always add lettuce!

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My mother used to eat peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches when I was a kid except she also put dill pickles on them.

Always had these at home growing up, although they were best toasted (melts the pb) and with miracle whip instead of mayo for a ‘zing’. My kids even liked them as they were growing up!

We ate them sometimes when I was growing up. Eventually I started subbing cheese for the may. Still love a pb and swiss cheese sandwich.

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I grew up in Virginia and loved PB&M and banana sandwiches and still do to this day–but now with wheat bread and crunchy PB

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My mom made these for us! She said when she was in college in the 1970s, the campus sold them as a vegetarian sandwich option. Mix PB with mayo or Miracle Whip and grated carrots, which gives it a good texture. Then spread on wheat bread. Could also add lettuce or sprouts. I really like them!

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It was one of my favorites in the 60s as a growing teenager. I usually had it with lettuce for a bit of crunch, but sometimes added potato chips if they were handy. This was in California, not the South. I still make a PB & M every once in a while, but now it is gourmet almond butter and vegetarian no-egg aioli on fancy toast :wink:

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My father and all my New England relatives ate Peanut Butter, Banana, & Mayo sandwiches. I don’t know if it was a depression-era thing or a New England thing.

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I grew up with my Mom eating this sandwich all the time. It has to be Peter Pan peanut butter and Miracle Whip she would also add lettuce and toast the bread from time to time. Yuck!
But she grew up with her Mom eating jelly and liverwurst sandwiches even worse.

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Haha, wow! The lettuce really makes it!

My mom grew up in Nebraska during the 20’s. The PB & M with lettuce was her favorite sandwich. She made them for us kids as we grew up. Still a favorite guilty pleasure of mine with double lettuce. I made them for my daughter, though I don’t think she would call them a favorite sandwich.

I was raised on PB and Mayo sandwiches. Sometimes with bananas. When I was about 6 I already knew how to use the stove. One day my mom asked me to make her a sandwich, I asked what kind and she told me my choice.
I brought my sandwich to her and she told me it was her favorite PB and mayo of course. Well I know that cheese goes good with PB and mayo, and of course fried bologna goes with cheese. Fried egg should be good too with a fried bologna.
Put it all in one sandwich and I fixed this sandwich all the time for my mother who told me it was her favorite sandwich. Took me a while until she told me I DIDN’T have to put everything at once. Every once and a while…

Too funny ! Growing up in Montreal we added bacon and lettuce ! I loved it! It’s a small world.

Interesting how people in Virginia, New England, and other areas remember this with banana.

That’s how we had them in the 60s and 70s in Tennessee, where this was considered a snack or lunch item for children.

There it was also sometimes served with Dr. Pepper, heated up, and served in a tea cup.

Elvis favorite I believe.