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Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Posted in Portland with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2009 by Donna Arriaga

PB&J = simplicity, no refrigeration needed, cheap, and just down right yumminess.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

This, we already know.  And most of us already know how to assemble a PB&J.  BUT… just in case there’s any confusion, you can rest assured because eHow has saved the day with a PB&J How-To video.

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And, after you’ve mastered the art of PB&J, you might be ready for broad, new territory.  Unleash those unstoppable PB&J Master Jedi skills and delve into a whole new realm of peanut butter and jelly – well, mostly peanut butter.

  • Grilled Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana
  • Fluffernutter — Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fluff
  • Peanut Butter & Mayonnaise [and Shrimp!] — Yup. According to, “The Southern Housekeeper listed recipes for Peanut Sandwiches, using ‘roasted peanuts chopped up into a fine paste and well mixed with mayonnaise or thick cream.’  In 1968, Ladies Home Journal offered fearless eaters a recipe for a Siamese Sandwich, which combined peanut butter with mayonnaise, shrimp, raisins, apple, celery, onion, powdered ginger and lime or lemon rind.”
  • Asian Curry Spice Peanut Butter, Pickles, Coconut & Potato Chips — This concoction was whipped up by B.P. Loco and is appropriately called  The Wacko.
  • Organic Peanut Butter & Thick-Cut Bacon — At Portland’s own Peanut Butter Ellies, you can order up your very own PB&Bacon.  But it doesn’t stop there.  The Build Your Own option offers a wild array of toppings for your peanut butter cravings ranging from banana and gummy worms to guacamole and BBQ sauce.  (The cafe closed, but adventurous PDX’ers can still order their wild sandwiches to-go.)

And, while creating your masterpiece sandwich, rock out to…

…a good meme dies hard.

Mayo: 1,000 and 1 ways we Love it!

Posted in Portland with tags on April 27, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

Okay, so 5 ways we love it:

  1. Slathered all over high-carb goodness. Mayo makes any sandwich complete. (Unless, of course, you prefer smashed potato chips shoved into your sandwich. In which case, add them if you must, but I advise using a triple dose of mayo. Think mortar.)
  2. We even love it warm. We slather that thick lusciousness all over char-hot burgers. With one bite, warm, gooey, egg and oil based goodness slides all the way down to the depths of your gut. (Got a craving for a big, hot, messy burger in PDX? Go check out the Monty burger @ Monty’s Tavern. Warning: bring Wet Ones. Better yet, just shower afterwards.)
  3. We love that Mayo + Macaroni = Salad. No leafy greens needed. In fact, no vegetables required at all. Ah, but you want color you say… The white creamy mayo and elbow macaroni just don’t have that certain visual appeal? Solution: add one handful of frozen peas. Voilà.
  4. Mayo + (more) Eggs = Salad. Egg salad deconstructed: egg yolks, lots of oil, more eggs, a few crunchy things (usually celery), and a bit of dill and/or chives if you’re feeling creative. If you’re Martha Stewart, your egg salad recipe will include Madras curry powder and radiccio or arugula.
  5. Mayo makes for very disgusting eating contests. Warning: it does get pretty bad. Don’t even think about pressing play if you’re the queasy type.

Me yO My Oh Mayo!

Posted in Portland with tags , , on April 14, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

You say “Mayo”
I say “Seafood”

You say, “What?! ¿You out of your F*%#ing mind?!”

Then you remember all those tuna fish sandwiches you had when you were a kid. Those sandwiches that no one dared bring to school unless the sammich was shoved into a lunch box along with a couple of ice packs. But come on… we both know there were those kids who approached the lunchroom table with a brown paper bag full of soggy bread, tuna fish and lukewarm mayo. ugggg.

Welcome to today, my friend. Because today you can wrap your paws around a fist full of room temperature mayo and seafood with out the slight annoyance of, oh, bacterial food poisoning.

Enter… Thai Seafood Mayo Potato Chips (found in Hua Hin, Thailand)

Lays -- Seafood Mayo