Bread and Milk – A Childhood Favorite

This one isn’t going to win any Martha Stewart awards. (She’d probably shudder.) But it was an absolute favorite of mine growing up.

Scoop a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter and about the same amount of honey into a small mug or bowl.

If you’re a kid, mix them together. If you’re an adult, pretend you’re a kid and mix them together.

Take a thick piece of homemade bread, break it up into bite-size bits and put it in a bowl.

Pour milk over the bread. (Don’t use store-bought bread. It just doesn’t work.)

Use your spoon to scoop up a tiny bit of the PB & honey mixture, then scoop up a bit of bread and some milk.

And that’s how you eat bread and milk.

My father would often garnish the whole thing with a slice of cold cheese.

My favorite though, which I also learned from him, was grabbing a handful of green onions or chives straight out of the garden, and dipping the cut ends in salt and eating them raw.

It’s actually a delicious combination with the sweetness of the bread and milk.

And yes, after putting together pictures of a rather simple meal in as pretty a way as I could… I went outside, took a few minutes to myself to listen to the rain, and ate my bread and milk. 🙂


7 Responses to Bread and Milk – A Childhood Favorite

  1. linda spiker December 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    Wow! I have never heard of milk and bread! Interesting snack!

  2. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish December 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    I have never heard of this before. It sounds like a really special memory to you.

  3. Megan Stevens December 12, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    This post makes me very, very happy. I think we are kindred in some way. 🙂 I eat variations of this, or I used to. Plus I love peanut butter and cheese together and still eat that about every week or two for a special snack that I savor. Green onions were always a part of our home. My parents loved them raw with dinner, eaten out of hand, trying to remember what they’d put on them…. I’ll have to ask my mom. Lots of love from a fellow believer in this gentle soul food.

  4. [email protected] Talk December 12, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    I love listening to the rain. Like Linda, I never heard of this recipe. Sounds like comfort food to me.

  5. Chloe December 12, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    Never heard of this, but that bread looks really good. I think I’m going to go make a gluten free loaf.

  6. Melodie August 26, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    I never thought anybody else ever ate this. My dad and mom in the summer time, when it was hot (they didn’t have air conditioning), mom didn’t want to heat up the house so they would have bread and milk for dinner. They would put homemade strawberry preserves on bread and covered it with cold milk. They also would use red plum jelly (dad’s favorite). Just glad to know that I am not the only one that knew about this. I came to the website checking out your elderberry jelly recipe. Plan to make it tomorrow.

    • Anni August 27, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      Melodie, I’ve never met anyone else who had either! 🙂


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