Mother of Necessity

because sometimes, you just have to.

Have a Sweet Tooth?


Ever have one of those days where you have a sweet tooth and nothing seems to hit the spot?

I think I have the cure for that.

This treat came from the necessity to feed my aunts/uncles.

Let me give you some background. My mom is one of fifteen children. Yep, my grandma had 15 kids. Crazy, I know. My mom was raised in the 40’s and my grandpa was a preacher. Preachers back then didn’t get paid very much, putting food on the table for 17 people was tough. My grandma had to be a genius to figure out how to stretch a meal to feed so many. I have to say, she did a great job because they did not starve. My grandma and mom both say: there is always something to eat, you just have to use what you got and a little imagination.

This is still one of my favorite things to eat. I have passed this on to my son, my siblings have passed it down to their kids as well. We all love it.

Are ya ready?????

OK, here’s the recipe.

Take a slice of bread and toast it. 20150115_12012220150115_120353

Once toasted put peanut butter on toast (preferably still hot where the peanut butter kind of melts on toast).20150115_120410

Last but not least.  The most important ingredient:  put a thin layer of brown sugar on the peanut butter.20150115_120501

Then enjoy!!!! 20150115_120539

I know it sounds nuts. But give it a try. It will curb the biggest sweet tooth. I promise.

Can you imagine my grandma in the kitchen, listening to her kids complaining because they were hungry? She’s looking around and sees a loaf of bread. Thinking she can’t make sandwiches because there’s not enough bread to feed 15 kids, but there is enough for everyone to have one slice of bread. Meat in the house was a luxury. She sees peanut butter on the counter. I can imagine she is thinking: Ok, now what can I put with peanut butter? And the only thing left is the brown sugar. So she puts the treat together and hands it to the eldest son. I bet he thought his mom was crazy. He was too hungry to curl his nose up at what was in his hand. He takes a bite and to his surprise, it’s pretty good. Then the rest of the kids’ line up and the rest is history.

To this day all of my cousins, great cousins, nieces and nephews love this treat.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.


2 thoughts on “Have a Sweet Tooth?

  1. Can’t wait to try it!!


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