Friday, January 08, 2010

Happy Birthday Elvis

The King would have been 75 today, had he not 'disappeared' in 1977. I am a huge fan, and have been to Graceland several times. We have not yet taken the toddler there, but Josh has been to the Memphis Mecca.
This book has found its way into my possession several times. One was for a wedding gift. Then every time it's donated to the STDL booksale, a staff member puts it in my mailbox. So I take the extra copies and donate them elsewhere, thanking my coworkers!
According to this 1993 book, the only dish Elvis ever made for himself is this sandwich, which he designed one night in the Graceland kitchen, because 'he was hungry.'
Peanut Butter and Cheese Sandwich (Maybe he was tired of the peanut butter and banana combo)
2 scoops smooth peanut butter
1 slice white bread
1 slice American cheese
Slather the peanut butter on the bread. Add the cheese. Serve open-faced.


Janice said...

Aw great that you are honouring Elvis in this way. I've blogged an award for you, take it or leave it, pass it on or not. I won't be offended, just wanted to acknowledge how much I enjoy your blog. :}

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I went to Graceland for the first time last summer. I was surprised at what a quiet place it was--and how quiet the fellow tourists were there.

Thanks for the recipe!

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debbymiller said...

I too have the Elvis cookbook and I'm sure my cholesterol level rises each time I read it.