Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful toddler daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
Almost instantly after we began dating, Kevin turned me into an Elvis fan. It didn’t take much persuading of course, as I had always liked the King’s music. But soon I was reciting trivia, watching movies, and singing along to the more obscure tunes as easily as most others hum “Hound Dog.”
It seemed only natural then for us to take a trip to
The trip was magical for so many reasons and we have incredible memories to last us until we’re there again with Kyla. One of the tastiest recollections I have is of Elvis Presley’s Memphis Restaurant which unfortunately closed just a year or two later. We had the pleasure of two evenings’ dinners there. The first time I had typical Southern fare: appetizer of fried pickles followed by fried round steak, potatoes and gravy. But my second meal there was over-the-top just the way Elvis would have wanted it… I had their signature dish, the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich!
Oh and did I mention we stayed at the end of
We’re still a few years away from Walkin’ In Memphis again but in the mean time I like to celebrate Elvis Week in PB & B style. The following is my own creation after searching high and low for a “just right” recipe. I couldn’t find one that tickled my taste buds so I set out to concoct one. This will leave you with a “ThankYouVeraMuch” on your lips for sure.
Peanut Butter and Banana Martini
8 oz. Vanilla vodka
4 oz. crème de Banana
2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
Approximately 1/3 to ½ of a pint of vanilla ice cream (just keep scooping until it looks right)
Blend in electric blender until smooth.
Pour into two well-chilled martini glasses and serve immediately.
Serves two, generously