A Birthday Fit For a King

Monday, April 29, 2013

A special someone celebrated a birthday on Saturday...

This guy!  Saturday marked King's second birthday.  Because I knew I was going to be out of town on his actual birthday (awful dog mom), I wanted to do something special for him on Friday before I left town.  

Coincidentally, a slightly more notorious "King" is reported to have had a favorite sandwich that contains all of my King's favorites - peanut butter, banana and bacon. So I decided to recreate this southern classic.

The King
Serves: 1 dog and 2 humans (for sampling)
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time:  8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

2 slices of Ezekial Bread
4 slices of bacon, cooked
2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter & Co. Crunch Time Chunky
1 banana, sliced
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of butter, softened at room temperature

Spread butter outside of both pieces of bread.  Spread peanut butter on the inside of both pieces of bread.  Top both peanut buttered slices with sliced banana and bacon, and then marry them together.  Heat skillet over medium high heat.  Add sandwich to hot skillet and cook on each side until browned, approximately 4 minutes per side.  Drizzle with honey and serve to a drooling pup.  

I think the excessive drool is clear evidence that King was thrilled about his birthday treat, despite the lack of excitement in his facial expression.

Funny thing is, King is so well behaved that he refused to eat the sandwich from the table I photographed it on despite encouragement from me.  I had to move the plate outside, open the sandwich exposing the peanut butter and bacon, and feed him a piece of bacon before he would dig in.

But once he started, there was no stopping him.  That sandwich was inhaled in about a minute.

He then proceeded to look at me as if asking where the other half was.

Much to his chagrin, that other half was reserved for me and Scott to sample.  After all, I had to actually taste the infamous (albeit slightly peculiar) sandwich in order to give you my honest opinion of it.

The Verdict:  Absurdly delicious.  The combination of the salty bacon, the sweetness of the honey and banana and the crunch of the peanut butter was instantly addicting.  Its no wonder Mr. Presley put on a few pounds in his later years.  I would advise you to reserve this sandwich for special occasions, like a sweet pup's (or kid's if you have one of those) birthday.

Happy Birthday Pup Face!!


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