Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #1 – Last Ride to Graceland

Posted February 18, 2016 by Kathy in Thirsty Thursday / 6 Comments

Thirsty Thursdays and Hungry Hearts is a weekly meme hosted by Lexxie @ (Un)conventional Bookviews. This meme is focusing on the food or drinks in a book, some we’d love to try and others we’d never want to taste. To participate in this meme share a quote with food or drinks and let’s see what interesting and fun delicacies we find in our current read.

This week’s selection:

Elvis Presley Milkshake

Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright



Last Ride to GracelandBlues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia hidden away in a shed out back of the family’s coastal South Carolina home: Elvis Presley’s Stutz Blackhawk, its interior a time capsule of the singer’s last day on earth.

A backup singer for the King, Cory’s mother Honey was at Graceland the day Elvis died. She quickly returned home to Beaufort and married her high school sweetheart. Yearning to uncover the secrets of her mother’s past—and possibly her own identity—Cory decides to drive the car back to Memphis and turn it over to Elvis’s estate, retracing the exact route her mother took thirty-seven years earlier. As she winds her way through the sprawling deep south with its quaint towns and long stretches of open road, the burning question in Cory’s mind—who is my father?—takes a backseat to the truth she learns about her complicated mother, the minister’s daughter who spent a lifetime struggling to conceal the consequences of a single year of rebellion.




Just as I’m thinking all this, and half envying this guy who’s setting up for a gig he probably hates, my eye falls on a chalkboard sign advertising Elvis Presley milkshakes. It’s got to be some sort of a sign. A sign that’s on a sign. That’s the best kind. Apparently, the milkshakes are made from banana ice cream and peanut butter with a straw made out of candied bacon. I haven’t eaten since breakfast, unless you count the beer, and the thought of an Elvis Presley milkshake sounds so good it makes my stomach rumble.


About the quote:


Cory discovers Elvis Presley’s Stutz Blackhawk hidden in her families shed. In the car holds clues of her mother’s past as a backup singer for Elvis. Cory goes on a road trip following the route her mother took when she left Graceland. She thinks Elvis is her father so this is a funny quote from her journey. She is following all the signs to find out the truth.


Would I try this milkshake?


YES!! One of Elvis’ favorite dishes was a peanut butter and banana sandwich. I absolutely love them too so I would love to try this milkshake. But I’m not sure if I would like the candied bacon but I would try it.


Here is a recipe I found on Pinterest for a skinny peanut butter banana milkshake from Whole and Heavenly Oven. This looks so good!



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6 responses to “Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #1 – Last Ride to Graceland

    • Kathy

      It is a delicious and fun combination! I really enjoyed Cory’s roadtrip and my review will be posted soon. Thank you for stopping by!

    • Kathy

      Thanks Lexxie!! This is a fun post and thank you for hosting! I can’t wait to see what delicious treats I discover in my next read =)

    • Kathy

      Thanks Cheryl!! I’m keeping my eye out for candied bacon straws. I wonder how that would taste lol.