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Eat Like The King at Isle of Capri®
If you’ve recently found yourself trying to release your inner hound dog, Isle of Capri® Casino Hotel Boonville has exactly what you need. It’s no “Heartbreak Hotel”, but this resort and casino is hosting A Night with “The King”. On January 27th, come to the ballroom to celebrate with all your favorite Rock ‘N Roll Classics, but don’t forget to eat first!
Pregame properly and make one of The King’s favorite meals before the show. Here are three quick dish ideas, each of which is, of course, fit for The King.
1. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
“Graceland’s Table,” a cookbook commemorating all of the icon’s preferred dishes, lays out the peanut butter and banana sandwich this way: Make three sandwiches with two large, ripe bananas, one cup of peanut butter, six slices of white bread, and a half-cup (or one stick) of butter. Peel and mash the bananas in a medium bowl, then mix in the peanut butter and stir it thoroughly. Toast each slice of bread lightly and spread the mixture on half of them; place the remaining three slices on top of the others. Melt the butter in a large skillet and slowly brown the sandwiches on both sides until golden brown, in the same way that you would a grilled cheese.
2. Burnt-Bacon Sandwiches
The King was a firm believer that bacon made everything better, and we’re pretty sure that he couldn’t help falling in love when he was presented with a sandwich like this one. For 10-12 sandwiches, you’ll need a pound of bacon, one 16-ounce jar of mayonnaise, a 4.25 ounce can of pitted, drained, chopped black olives, a half-cup of finely chopped pecans and a single loaf of white bread with the crusts removed. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until it’s nearly burnt, then drain on paper towels. Crumble it and mix in a large bowl with mayonnaise, olives and pecans to form a spread. Put the spread on the bread and serve to a few suspicious minds!
3. Harvard Texas Caviar
Before you turn this idea away, know that the “Love Me Tender” singer preferred his caviar with black-eyed peas, not fancy fish eggs. For 8-10 servings, take two 16-ounce cans of black eyed peas, one drained and rinsed, and the other with jalapenos, drained and rinsed. With one chopped green bell pepper, one onion, two avocados, and two tomatoes, all chopped, then one 10 ¾ ounce can of tomato soup, one half-cup of white vinegar, a quarter cup of salad oil, a cup of sugar and a teaspoon of mustard, you’re well on your way. Combine the peas, bell pepper, onion, avocados and tomatoes in a first bowl and the remaining ingredients in a second bowl. Pour the soupy mixture over the vegetables, add a dash of Worcester sauce, and refrigerate for 8 to 10 hours before serving with tortilla chips.
A special thanks to Today Food for some of these tips as we all prepare for A Night with “The King” at Isle of Capri® Casino Hotel Boonville. Other great recipes to help you get ready include meat loaf, banana bread and baked squash! General admission $15, tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased either at the hotel front desk or online. Doors will open at 6:00pm and you must be 21 to attend.