Happy Birthday, Elvis! The groundbreaking crooner would be 76 today. To celebrate, we’re breaking out the sideburns, some records and a few of his favorite foods. Serve these meals fit for the King of Rock and Roll all day long.
Breakfast: A Classic Combo
It’s no secret that Elvis loved what’s now a classic combo: peanut butter and bananas! Aaron McCargo, Jr turns the classic sandwich into breakfast fare with these Elvis Pancakes: two buckwheat pancakes filled with…well, you know. Or, make these snack-perfect Elvis Waffles from Food Network Magazine (pictured above.)
Lunch and Dinner: Southern Fare
As a good Southern boy, Elvis loved down-home classics, like this straight-from-Graceland recipe for Country Fried Steak and Gravy. And don’t forget the barbecue — Memphis-style, of course. Pat and Gina Neely know a thing or two about Tennessee barbecue; make their tried-and-true recipe for Hickory-Smoked Ribs tonight.
Sweet Tooth: Elvis-Themed Desserts
Don’t forget dessert! These banana-flavored cupcakes from a Cupcake Wars winner are decked out with chocolate and peanut butter frosting. Top each one with a mini-electric guitar and get ready to start humming. Or, mix up a decadent chocolate-banana milkshake.
Here’s hoping Elvis’s favorite foods get your friends and family, ahem, all shook up! What are you making to commemorate the King?