Qualified Condition

March 5, 2009

All Hail Peanutbutter and Mayonaise

Filed under: Uncategorized — qualifiedcondition @ 5:56 pm

We are amidst what is now being called “The Great Recession,” which is really stupid sounding, but somehow better than “Economic Downturn.”  In response to these challenging times I think that it is essential that we learn to live like our grandparents and great grandparents in the 1930s.  It’s time to start selling apples on the street and taking in boarders and concocting strange meals.


I, for one, advocate strongly for the resurgence of the peanutbutter and mayonaise sandwhich.  Truthfully, I’m not sure if this is depression food or just old people from Canada food, but my grandparents loved these and consequently I was raised on them and love them too.


Simply apply peanutbutter to one slice of wheat bread (I can’t make any promises that this sandwhich is worth a damn on white or sourdough or whatever) and apply mayonaise to another slice.  Much to the disappointment of my family I am partial to smooth peanutbutter these days (which has prompted more awkward conversations than political views and sexual orientation when I visit home), but I still advocate strongly for the use of Best Foods mayonaise–anything with less preservatives tastes weird.  Under no circumstances may you use Miracle Whip though.  Don’t insult my grandparents.  If you want to get really old timey with your sandwhich you can prime the bread slices with some “oleo” or margarine.


The result is nutty and sweet and tastes like lunch with Nana and Granddad.  What’s not to like?



  1. ug. i can’t hang with pb & m. that is very depression era. next you’re going to reuse all of your dirty tinfoil, and give your silk stockings to the military.

    Comment by xie — March 5, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

  2. Xie, would you try it in a tree? Would you eat it if it was free? Try it, try it, and you will see…
    I MUST INSIST that anyone who attmepts this sandwich liberally apply the oleo to the bread before hand. I also suggest a leaf a iceburg lettuce in the middle, but only if you’re some kind of Rockerfeller or somethin’.

    Comment by Brother Chris — March 5, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

  3. Woah. Did you know that my two favorite foods are peanut butter and mayonaise? But I have never thought to eat them together! I will try this and report back.

    P.S. I do reuse my dirty tinfoil and ziploc bags. All you have to do is rinse them off. This I learned from the midwest.

    Comment by Blake — March 6, 2009 @ 12:35 am

  4. Yum. I too ate these as a kid but mine had raisins. Delish.

    Comment by Amy — March 6, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

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