Musings: Childhood Food Faves

After writing about school lunch, I got to thinking about what meals are nostalgic for me now. It seems as though the simple things are the ones that stand out the most from my childhood. But, kids typically like things simple, so that makes sense. Here are favorite memories:
Homemade Frozen Juice Pops
Cinnamon Toast
Poached Egg in a Mug
Grapefruit with Jelly and Sprinkled Sugar

And my number one most memorable meal: Peanut Butter Sandwich. I used to eat peanut butter sandwiches all the time in different forms. Peanut butter and jelly/jam/preserves (the best was my grandmother’s homemade strawberry preserves), peanut butter and bananas, peanut butter and honey, and (when I was in high school) peanut butter and cream cheese.
Even now I have peanut butter sandwiches, sometimes in their classic form, and other times in a more grown up way. In fact, yesterday for lunch….
Peanut Butter and Honey on French Baguette
What are your most favorite childhood food memories?

Last Updated on August 29, 2010 by Liza Hawkins

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!


  • Heather A.

    Cinnamon sugar toast, triscuits with cheddar cheese baked under the broiler until bubbly, artichokes, graham crackers with peanut butter, better cheddars with peanut butter, air popped popcorn and the very unhealthy brown sugar and butter sandwich!

  • Margaret Almon

    Oh, that reminds me I loved brown sugar and peanutbutter sandwiches, and graham crackers with butter and white sugar. I also made myself sharp cheddar sandwiches with yellow mustard and salt and pepper, of which I was quite proud that I concocted on my own.

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