Star Wars Parties can get pretty elaborate. So we are always excited when we have food that is Star Wars themed, fun, yummy AND easy to make. And what can possible be more fun, yummy and easy than a Bantha Carcass…. erhm.
M4P friend Gene Ha will tell you this gift wrap is NOT a space slug, it is a lobster claw…
Of course he has a compelling argument… He bought the Admiral Ackbar bobble-head that was inside for me (yeah!!!), AND he created the wrapping. And as all of Gene’s fans know, Gene has a somewhat warped sense of humor, so a lobster claw wrapping makes perfect sense to him. Calamarian… Red gourmet seafood… Lobster.
One would think that stuffed monkeys do not NEED Star Wars costumes. And one would be wrong. I know that M4P friend Amy (maker-of-all-art-things extraordinaire) would certainly object to that statement, so Amy, this one is for you!
This brilliant creation by Mara Saxer at the blog Mara’s Things has everything a curious monkey could want: ear protection (to protect its ears if it makes too much noise), icky gooey tauntaun innards, and goggles to protect oneself while playing with said innards…and style. Monkeys have style!
They sure did not look pretty, but what can be more fun than making Star Wars pancakes with Bantha milk?
The kids had a snow day not too long ago. As a working parent it is both a treat to get to stay home with the kids on a weekday (sleep in, yeay!!), and a scramble to juggle working from home with them around. This time around, fun won out. Upon the kids insistence, we made pancakes. But not just any pancakes – we made Bantha milk pancakes. We have tried to use the Star Wars shapes before, and it didn’t work. And I have to admit, it didn’t go well this time either. They didn’t turn out very Star Wars-shaped. The color was more greenish than blue. And trying to pry a Millennium Falcon out of its mold, I sorta burnt the others. But, you know what? They were made with love and lots of laughter and tasted GREAT, so I still call it a success!
Today, I learned a new phrase (from wookieepedia) that I think I will use often:
Blue Milk Run.
It is used when explaining something that should be super simple. Bantha milk was easily available all over the galaxy, and going to pick some up was never a problem, so among military personnel the phrase came to mean an easy mission. Kyle Katarn tells Jaden Korr about the Mission to Tatooine: This should be a total blue milk run, kid. But it’ll give you a chance to pick up some negotiating skills. Let’s head to Tatooine.
When I was a wee Padawan, I did A LOT of camping. With friends, family and the Scouts (in Europe, the Scouts are co-ed). Eating all that campfire food, it was inevitable that someone started “stinking up” their sleeping bag at bed time. We would hear the farting, and everyone would scream “DO NOT OPEN YOUR SLEEPING BAG!!” But of course the culprit would open it, and we all would gag and scream “AAAURGH!” If we had had these Tauntaun sleeping bags, we would all have been yelling “AND WE THOUGHT THEY SMELLED BAD ON THE OUTSIDE!” instead. Camping (and farting) would have been MUCH funnier!