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Elvis Did It

The other day, Michelle tried to convince me of the merits of a peanut butter and banana sandwich. I thought it was okay sounding, myself, though I'd never heard of it before, and this apparently left both her and her boyfriend horrified at the knowledge. A little curious, I started asking round if people had ever heard of it, and no, no one had, but one. I'll get to the one in a second, but during my searches I also learnt of the practice of pouring maple syrup over bacon. Since I have neither maple syrup nor bacon in my place, trying that out will have to wait, but it came with the assurance that it was beautiful and awesome and rather like something Jesus might give you.

It was my sister who had heard of the peanut butter and banana sandwich. I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised, since she was the kind of girl who, when we were kids, age Vegemite and grape sandwiches together. She'd get whole green grapes and, with two pieces of bread slathered with Vegemite, toss them between and have herself a snack. It was the most disgusting thing, in my opinion, but she loved it. Anyhow, what she told me about the peanut butter and banana sandwich was that Elvis used to eat them. Reportedly he'd pan fry them and go to town. Perhaps as he stared out of the security cameras around his little secure world, and stared out at the girls waiting at the gate, wondering which one he would take next. According to my sister, Elvis was addicted to virgins, and enjoyed having them, though I can't imagine why, myself. That's conversations with my sister, though, for you. I think she'd recently seen a documentary.

At any rate, I did try the peanut butter and banana sandwich. I put it on toast so I could get that melted peanut butter thing going, and the trick, it seems, is to get the measure of peanut butter and banana right. A little brown sugar isn't too bad, but I can't take credit for that, as Michelle told me to do it.

I'm not going to swear by it. It's okay, but not awesome.

Maybe if I pan fried it, however.

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exp_err
Aug. 1st, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I've always thought peanut butter and banana sounded rather awful, though not as bad as polony/devon and tomato sauce, which some people swear by. I haven't tried either. I can vouch for bacon and maple syrup. Even bacon, maple syrup and banana on pancakes isn't bad. Vegemite and lettuce sandwiches are quite good, too, as is vegemite on dry weetbix.
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
i can't even devon. in year six, i was sent on a school camp, and every day we had to make our own sandwiches, which were devon and tomato sauce. every day. it was scarring.
catsparx
Aug. 1st, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
bacon and maple syrup do go together disgustingly well.
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
better than jesus?
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pgtremblay
Aug. 1st, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
I used to eat the sandwiches as a kid, but now I forgo the bread and just slather peanut butter on the banana. Big fan of that practice.
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
you know, i considered that as i was making the sandwich. just sorta slit the banana in half and go.
deborahlive
Aug. 1st, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Hey, that's what I had for breakfast today. No lie.

Peanut butter and pineapple is also good. Or peanut butter and raisins.

benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
you put peanut butter with anything, don't you?
cassiphone
Aug. 1st, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Maple syrup on bacon is BETTER than Jesus. *nods solemnly*
cassiphone
Aug. 1st, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Also, re the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich - isn't that the one that killed Elvis?
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jeffsoesbe
Aug. 1st, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
I like my peanut butter and banana sandwich with a little honey, on toasted wheat bread. Very tasty.

No deep frying for me, though. I like my heart where it is.

- yeff

benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
well, we all know what happened to elvis.
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jody_macgregor
Aug. 1st, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
Your legion of haters are cackling with glee right now, picturing you bloated and dead on a toilet within the month, surrounded by pan-fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

I'm more of a celery and peanut butter man myself.
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
this is what makes me so special, my legion.
chrisbarnes
Aug. 1st, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
I'm partial to the bacon/maple syrup combo. Salty, smoky-sweet bacon is nicely complemented by the dark sweet syrup. Add some pancakes... yum. But not something to indulge in too often, I suspect, just like the fried PB/banana sandwich.

Also, I like peanut butter and honey sandwiches.
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
nah, not a pancake fan, i have to say.
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benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
yeah, i think i have had the apples thing before. rings a bell, anyhow (though i am not a fan of lamb).

i am fine, thanks. the food i ate last night seems to not be sitting too well, but otherwise, all good. (and no, didn't deep fry anything.)
detritus2099
Aug. 1st, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
I have a brother that swears by peanut butter and vegemite sandwiches.

Personally I just swear AT them.
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
you ever tried them? they sound wrong to me, but who knows.
porphyre
Aug. 1st, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
From over here, this post is bizarre. These are normal, wholesome Canadian foods. The only kids who didn't go to school with peanut butter banana sandwiches were the ones with allergies.
benpeek
Aug. 1st, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
the allergy kids!

i always feel sorry for the people who will die because of peanuts.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 2nd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Bacon and maple syrup - absolutely. And it goes well with French toast, if you find that more pleasing than pancakes.
benpeek
Aug. 5th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
actually, that french toast thing doesn't sound so bad.
ext_106448
Aug. 5th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Peanut butter and banana sandwiches are good. As are bacon and peanut butter burgers (with a toasted bun) done medium well.

What is devon? Is this one of those Aussie things like Vegemite that we can't get in the States for some bizarre import reason? Like its unsafe to eat or we have to protect our home corn syrup industry or some sort.





benpeek
Aug. 5th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
it's hard to explain devon, really. but there's a wikipedia page for it, and it's considered a low quality meat. this pretty much sums it up, really.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon_%28sausage%29
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