As a child I never understood why my grandmother Lottie would put mayonnaise and butter on sandwich bread, smearing each side with two things I just didn’t like. I had to resort to only eating the inside of the sandwich, and it was probably ham and cheese, as turkey wasn’t really in her realm unless she was serving Thanksgiving dinner.
Now I live for mayonnaise and butter and think that’s there no better thing to smear on sandwiches and toast, or whatever might be on the menu.
If you’ve never made scratch mayo, this is an easy way to give it a whirl. If you have homegrown basil, bonus points. It’s a wonderful thing to serve family and friends food you’ve had some part in creating. Try it, you will not be disappointed. It keeps well in the fridge for turkey or ham and cheese sandwiches too, although you might want to hold the butter.
Who’s to say though, as butter is love, and deep down I really knew Lottie was serving up a whole lot of love in those childhood sandwiches.