Choosing a name for my blog was tough. I wanted something different, easy to remember , and it had to mean something to me.
I thought I would never decide on a name. Nothing seemed to fit that criteria. Then, in October 2012, my father passed away. It was during this difficult time that I decided to name my blog, Peanut Butter and Onion.
It goes back to my childhood. There were 5 of us, meal time could be ….. um ..challenging to say the least. Except for lunch! You were allowed to create whatever kind of sandwich you wanted. There were no rules… you just had to fit it between 2 slices of white bread. There were a lot of weird and strange things eaten at that lunch table, but the award for most bizarre sandwich went to my dad…… that’s right he would eat a peanut butter and onion sandwich. He loved it and swore by it. I spent years telling my dad he was gross, and his only response was; “You don’t know what you’re missing.” This from a man who also wanted me to try liver and onions. Finally I tried it, and he was right, it was the perfect sandwich… creamy peanut butter, with a savory crunch! Liver and Onions next?
So, you see why I chose the name. Not only is it a tribute to my dad, but it also made me realize that my food adventures started in my child hood with my family around the lunch table, with the simple freedom to create whatever sandwich I wanted… Thanks dad!