I swear I can still remember my first taste of Nutella. When I was in first grade, my Dad was stationed in what was once referred to as West Germany. This meant my family moved from Riverside, California (March AFB) to Kaiserslautern. My brother, Mom, and I spent several months in St. Mary’s, Newfoundland at my Nanny’s house before moving to Germany. Don’t ask: the ways of the U.S. Air Force have always been, and will remain, a mystery. When we got to Germany, I remember two things: it was wet, and there was Nutella. Creamy, delicious chocolate spread? You put it on toast and it gets all warm and melty? That’s just craziness. Thus began my life-long love affair with Nutella, which was not widely available in the U.S. back in the 70s. Once you taste Nutella, you can never go back.
Needless to say, my kiddos are wild about Nutella. Given the choice, they’d eat it straight out of the jar for breakfast. They love anything with Nutella for lunch. As it turns out, this is their lucky week. On Tuesday, they got peanut butter, Nutella and banana crispy wraps. Or, PBN&B burritos, if you will.
In today’s lunch, they got the queen of all comfort foods: peanut butter, Nutella, banana and marshmallow Fluff sandwiches. I got to lick the knife. Don’t tell. There were some healthy things, too, of course.