Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Elvis!! Peanut Butter, Banana, & Bacon Waffle Sandwich!

Happy Birthday Elvis!!  If you didn't already know this, our house is full of Elvis fans...uh, we have a son named Presley?!  Cory totally wanted to name him Elvis, but that's a pretty huge name to live up to, so we settled on Presley.
I wouldn't consider ourselves to be total Elvis "Freaks", 'cuz there's some pretty wild fans out there.  But we have a whole set of shelves in our basement full of Elvis memorabilia, a trip to Graceland under our belt, and odds and sods of Elvis or Helvis stuff throughout or home, so we're probably categorized under super fans or something like that!

Who's Helvis, you say? Oh, that would be Cory's former punk rock styled Elvis tribute band! Superfuntime shows with deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches made right on stage!  Oh the memories!

If Elvis was still alive today, he would be turning 79!  If he were alive today, I doubt he would still be eating his Peanut butter and banana sandwiches deep fried.  Maybe he'd try this recipe here, for a slightly healthier version!  Throw on an old Elvis or Helvis CD,  or watch this here video and get cookin'!

Peanut Butter, Banana, & Bacon Waffle Sandwiches

8 slices whole wheat bread
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup butter, softened (optional)
1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter
6-8 pieces bacon, cooked

Have your cooked bacon prepared.  My method is to cook them in the oven at 400F, on a cookie sheet, covered with tin foil.  Cook for about 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.  Just pour off the grease (I use an old coffee tin),and chuck the tinfoil, saves a tonne of energy on clean up!  

Preheat the waffle iron.  break the banana into smaller pieces, and then in a small bowl, mash with a fork.  Spread one side of the bread (2 slices) with butter if you so desire, and then the other side with peanut butter.  Place the slice of bread butter side out, so you see the PB side.  Spread some of the mashed banana on top of the PB, and then place a couple slices of bacon on top. Place the other slice of bread on top, PB side in, and Butter out.  Carefully close the waffle maker, and allow to bake for about 3-5 minutes, or until toasty and golden.  Repeat until all the bread/ingredients are used up.  Cool and serve!


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