Memories Of My Mother & The Best Kid’s Sandwich Ever!

I have a lovely, albeit somewhat foggy, memory of my mother creating this very special sandwich for me one day before I started primary school. None of my neighborhood friends were around and my mother was very busy with some thing or another and couldn’t stop and play but, she did take time out to make us a special picnic lunch.

What I do remember is being outside on a beautiful sunny day with my little china tea set all arranged just so, teapot filled with sweet iced tea, eating this incredible sandwich
…and I was happy

Here is the sandwich as close as I can remember…


2 slices soft white bread
(like Wonder Bread)
1 TBSP Miracle Whip
2 oz imported ham, thinly sliced
2 Heinz baby gherkin pickles,
thinly sliced
1 large soft baked chocolate
chip cookie
1/2 banana, sliced in half,
lengthwise (making two half
slices of bananas)
1 TBSP creamy peanut butter


Smear Miracle Whip on one side of one slice of white bread.
Using this as your sandwich base, start to build the sandwich. On top of the Miracle Whip side of bread, place the ham, next place gherkin pickle slices, next center the cookie (which should be almost as large as the bread) over the ham, place the banana slices on top of the cookie. Finally, smear the peanut butter on one side of the second slice of bread and place on top of banana layer, peanut butter side down. Cut into four triangles and serve.

2 thoughts on “Memories Of My Mother & The Best Kid’s Sandwich Ever!

  1. It wouldn’t be my first choice for a sandwich now but, tastes a lot yummier than you’d think. It was filled my childhood favorites ; and you might have had more to do with that sandwich than you think given I was about five at the time!
    Think our potato chip and Miracle Whip sandwiches were a joint effort😀


  2. Oh my gosh, Mom put pickles, peanut butter with ham and a banana and cookie together ? I’m going to have to try it, just because I never had one .. Had peanut butter and banana sandwiches and ham and sweet pickles and cheese sandwiches but never a cookie on either..
    That was just before I was born 😁

    Do you remember when we’d make potato chip and miracle whip sandwiches ? I don’t remember who came up with it, was it you or me ?


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