Now that the days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer, one of the best ways to celebrate geekdom is to get together with friends, scarf down delicious food, and watch some all time favorites! Here are a few menu ideas for some TV/movie marathons, or perhaps a night of Mario madness!
Entrée: Caprica 6-cheese pizza(s)
Dessert: fracking awesome Starbuck coffee cake (Just add a teaspoon of your favorite coffee to the batter or frosting) and The Pie of Jupiter (see below)
Beverage: Adama Mamas (OJ, Pineapple juice, 7UP, and Grenadine)
Recipe idea: For the pie, use two store-bought pie crusts, and choose your favorite apple pie filling (there are tons of recipes online, or you can buy it canned). To get the ‘Eye of Jupiter’ look, rub an entire half stick of butter on the bottom of your pie pan. Then, arrange two rows of pecans around the entire outer edge of the pan, and place 3-4 pecans in the center. Cover the pecans with brown sugar, and set your first crust down on the sugar. Toss in your filling, cover with the other crust, put a few slits in the top and bake 45-60 minutes at 375°. When it’s done, let it cool, then flip it upside down. The pecans will form the outer/inner layers of the Eye. Fill in the vacant layers with caramel sauce and/or cinnamon, and you’re done! It’ll be delicious AND resemble the "Eye."
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Breakfast For Dinner: Gimli’s anti-quiche: (see below)
Dessert: Treebeards (see below)
Recipe idea: For Gimli’s anti-quiche, cut 4-5 red potatoes into cubes and fry in olive oil until brown. Then, throw them in an 11” by 8” glass pan and slice up some of your favorite vegetables and add those. Lastly, beat 8 eggs and a couple shots of milk together, and pour over the veggies in the pan. Top it with a cup or so of shredded cheddar and bake at 350° for 20 mins. For Treebeards, you’ll need some waffle cones, a pound or so of melting chocolate, and various candies. Melt the chocolate and dip the entire cone(s) in it. Lay down some wax paper, and sprinkle the wet chocolate with coconut, chocolate chips, M&M’s, green sprinkles—whatever you like—and then let them dry. They’ll look like delicious trees!
Entrées: Kobe Wan Kenobi (Kobe beef kebabs with vegetables), Jabba’s Gobs-O’-Chicken with Boba Feta Cheese and Salacious Crumbs (see below)
Desserts: Chocolate chip wookies and Qui Gon Gingerbread cookies
Beverage: Yoda’s ice cream sodas
Recipe Idea: For Jabba’s Gobs-O’-Chicken, place 3-4 chicken breasts in a slow cooker with 1-2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillion powder. Season and cook chicken on low for 4 hours, then add bread crumbs and some crumbled feta cheese and cook an additional 15-20 minutes. While chicken is cooking, prepare some of your favorite pasta. Cut chicken into chunks when done and toss it on a bed of pasta. Sauce is optional. Don’t forget to bring your Bib (Fortuna)!
Game of Thrones:
Entrée: Chicken Mont Hod’or with wildling rice in wight sauce
Dessert: Jon Snow’s Ice Box Cake (see below)
Recipe idea: This is the easiest cake you’ll ever make! All you need is a glass cake pan, two boxes of chocolate wafer cookies, and four cups of whipped cream. Line the pan with wafer cookies—they’ll serve as the bottom of the cake. Then, spread some whipped cream over the wafers. Add another layer of cookies, then cream, etc., and continue layering the cookies and cream until you’ve reached the top of the pan. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving.
Entrée: Mario & Luigi’s mama’s Lasagne
Dessert: Gold Coin Cookies (see below)
Beverage: Princess Peach Punch (Ginger Ale, 3-4 sliced peaches, pink sherbet, fruit punch)
Recipe ideas: For the Gold Coin cookies, just make some sugar cookie dough and use a round cookie cutter. If you don’t have cookie cutters, use a tin can with both ends removed—works perfect. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes, then decorate with yellow icing. Lastly, draw question marks and stars on them with gel icing.
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