Saturday, January 10, 2009

Peanut Butter and Elvis...

This past Thursday was Elvis' birthday. Yes, this is a big deal in our neck of the woods. Priscilla and Lisa Marie were on the news, along with all those fans, blowing out birthday candles.

When I think of Elvis, I think of where I was in August 1977 when he died. (My grandma's.) I think about how I saved all of the Memphis newspapers and watched the funeral procession on TV.

Then I think of peanut butter. Specifically, peanut butter and banana sandwiches. My friend Gina posted about these sandwiches and even had a picture.

When I saw her post, I immediately thought of Elvis. Then, of course, I thought of Priscilla, Graceland and Lisa Marie. Which led me to think about Scientology and the Travoltas (feeling especially connected with them as my son who would be 16, also died on Jan 2nd in 1993) and of course, Tom Cruise...

Anyway. Back to peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Every time I eat one of these, smashed all together-never sliced, I think about Elvis and wonder about the whole grilling thing. I've never had a grilled PBB. And then I think, you know, I should try it. But then I just go ahead and slap that mixture on plain white bread and go on my merry way.

Well, no more! Today I decided I would finally grill those bad boys. And. I. Did.

They were good. Yeah...I was a little disappointed. I think I set myself up. Next time I think I'll just have them at room temp without all of that extra butter.

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