Monday, August 17, 2009

Elvis had it almost right

Made myself a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich today for a snack. It led me to think of Elvis Presley, who made a version of the sandwich famous. He died 32 years and one day ago.

Elvis made an unhealthy, fat-laden version of the sandwich. Here's how I go about it, with annotations on how my version differs from The King's.

Start with two slices of untoasted whole wheat bread (Elvis used white bread, which he grilled after the sandwich was assembled).

Spread crunchy peanut butter on one slice of bread (Elvis used smooth peanut butter; smooth is for babies).

Slice the banana lengthwise, as for a banana split, and align the slices atop the peanut butter (Elvis mashed the banana).

Press the other slice of bread atop the banana slices (Elvis added butter to the concoction before pressing together; skip the butter).

That's it. Enjoy! (Elvis grilled the assembled sandwich in bacon fat).

Stick to the healthy version, and you'll outlive Elvis (he died at age 42; yes, it was a drug overdose, but he was seriously fat in his latter years. Don't you think those butter-and-bacon-sodden sandwiches were a contributing factor?)

1 comment:

  1. We have to buy two kinds of peanut butter in our household. So I must be a baby! :)