“Roma-what?”, I asked for the second time. M4P friend Mary Beth had to say it 3 times before I got it, “R-O-M-A-N-E-S-C-O! You know, that green fractal cauliflower that Rey eats at Maz Kanata’s place in The Force Awakens.”
JUST 1 WEEK LEFT!! We are now in full planning mode here at M4P Central. Today, I am finalizing our Star Wars Party Menu, and I figured I would share it with you guys in case you want to know what OUR favorites are 🙂 (or if you just need some help with your planning.)
Before we get to the Menu though, here is how the rest of the planning is going:
Poe Dameron is a flashy, spectacular pilot with a smile that can melt any glacier on Hoth. So when we where trying to figure out a Poe-themed food for our Star Wars Party in a couple of weeks, we needed something that was worthy of his pizzazz. A Po’boy might sound too humble, but I assure you it is anything but!
Actual conversation in our house, the day The Force Awakens opened…
My 4-year-old son (dressed in Darth Vader jacket): Yoda!!! Darth Vader is Hungry!!!!!!
Me (wearing my Yoda hat): What would Darth Vader like to eat?
My son: I dunno what Darth Vader eats, but Jar Jar eats Mesa soup.
I really wish I could take credit for that joke. I wish I could take credit for coming up with “Mesa soup“. But alas, my 4-year-old son, came up with both all by himself. I have to say I was a pretty proud.
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.
Eat, eat. Hot. Good food, hm? Good, hmm? Turns out, despite all his fancy Jedi abilities, Yoda needs some lovin’ and kind words, just like the rest of us. Make the M4P version of his stew and you’ll gets lots of both!
Now, there is an officially sanctioned Star Wars version of Rootleaf Stew. Do you remember the radio dramatization of the trilogy? NPR actually hired a famous chef to create a recipe as part of the promotion for the Empire Strikes Back. We haven’t tried that recipe yet, but once we do, I will take pictures and post them.