We can attribute a lot of our eating habits to our up bringing. It’s true, and I bet you can think of one thing that you do, that your parents or grandparents did. As a developing individual, our surroundings can impact us more than we know. The things we observe, the people we observe, the places we become accustomed to going. And face it…we’ve all had that moment where we are talking or doing something, and you realize you have become your Mom or Dad. Don’t deny it, you know you have!
I grew up eating bananas. In fact I remember something of being called a little monkey growing up. Maybe this was because of all the bananas I consumed, or that I bounced around constantly. Who knows? Oh wait, Mom does…but, I’m sure she won’t go there on the blog. She will remind me privately….
We always had Duke’s Mayonnaise in the fridge as well. It was comforting to see the yellow lid in their waiting to be added to our fresh sandwiches…Which leads me to Banana and Duke’s Mayonnaise sandwiches. Just as tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches had to be on white bread…so did these. This was something I learned from Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw. Of course a lot of individuals enjoy peanut butter in place of the mayonnaise like my wonderful Mom, and some enjoy both at the same time like Paw-Paw did (I personally found this particular combination unappealing). But, me…give me a nice, fresh banana sliced to lie as close to flat on the bread as possible, a slather of Duke’s Mayonnaise, sandwiched between two soft pieces of white bread. Talk about delicious!!!
So I leave you tonight (as the cat is staring at me beckoning me to feed her), with a picture of beauty…the all-powerful Banana and Duke’s Mayonnaise Sandwich…