Game of Thrones food puns

There are plenty of blogs and cookbooks full of recipes for your favourite foods that one may have actually found in the Seven Kingdoms.

 

Rather than copy the norm, I decided to give you another array of foods using my favorite recipe-maker:

 

 

PUNS!

 

 

Whether you want to make foods for your meat-eating dragons or your Vega-Tyrion friends, here is a list of plenty of food puns for your Game of Thrones premiere Tommenu. Bon Apetit!

 

 

Game of Thrones punny foods!

 

 

mountain dew

 

Drynks:

(made with Ice and/or Fire)

 

Valyrian root – beer

Edd(h)ard cider

The coffee is dark and full of flavor

Winter is coming slushie

(The god of tits and) Wine

The Mountain (Dew)

Daenerys-ling (-Reisling)

The Full Jorah Mormonty (a wine drink with liquor/poison added)

 

click here for a fun list of Game of Thrones cocktails and recipes (not puns, but still fantastic choices and ideas)

 

 

kale drogo and other food puns from Game of Thrones. Ideas for your GOT party!

 

Appetizers and Sides:

 

Brie (anne of Tarth)

Thai-rell spring rolls

Onion (Knight) rings (for the fingers he keeps around his neck)

Peas in a pod(rick payne)

Red (Wedding) potatoes

(Jon) Snow Peas

Wild(ling) rice pilaf

(Y)Grits

Shr-Imp cocktail

Ch-Eddar(d Stark)

Kale Drogo

 

 

shrIMP cocktail

 

 

Main Course:

 

Little (Chicken) Fingers

Doth-rack(i) of lamb

Sir Illian Payne (pan) pizza

Shae-ved pork

Dorne-ish game hen

Hound Dogs

Burger King-slayer

Hotpies

Take the Black Pudding

Grey Sausages (Theon’s Grey Joys)

 

burger kingslayer

 

Desserts:

 

Ho-Ho- dors

Red (woman) Velvet Cake

Bran Muffins

Yo-gritte (yogurt)

Grey Worm(s & dirt)

Lady Fingers

You know muffins jon snow

Oats-keeper (oath keeper)

 

 

ho ho dor

 

 

 

 

Thank you for humoring me and my punny craziness- and thank you for instigating it too! (silliness is vastly underrated).

 

Would you like help with your silly and awesome ideas? Pinterest is a lovely, magical place filled with all sorts of geeky goodness.
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If you’d like to visit my Game of Thrones pinterest board, click here

 

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Like these food puns?

Then check out my page of Geeky British party food puns

Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

 

 

Or Thor’sgiving (like Thanksgiving- but more bad-ass)

hulk smash

 


 

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Thor’s giving!

It’s that time of year!

 

Thor’s giving!

 

Wait, what? You mean THANKSGIVNG…. right?

 

No, no… I mean- Thorsgiving!  Thanksgiving is old hat. We need to spice things up- and geek things up!

 

thorsgiving instead of thanksgiving

 

Yeah, this idea started approximately ONE DAY prior to our “Friendsgiving” (where you get a bunch of friends together- most of whom don’t have families in town. Sometimes called “Orphan Thanksgiving”) festivities. So it was a lot of last-minute silly planning and fun.

 

Someone gave me the idea of hulk smash potatoes- and I took the idea and ran with it. Sadly, we had so much fun, I didn’t take many photos of our food :( But I’ll list a bunch of ideas here so you can use them at will!

 

hulk smash

 

 

Food ideas for Thor’s giving:

  • Hulk Smash potatoes
    • green food coloring + potatoes.
    • Or add wasabi paste for more spice and oddness!
  • Iron man’s suit salad
    • Using only red and yellow items! I made a salad with yellow bell peppers, yellow onions, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and sun-dried tomatoes. I made a sun-dried tomato pesto dressing.
  • Hawk-eyed peas
    • Black eyed peas
  • As American as Captain America’s Apple Pie
  • Nick Fury Brownies (ours were made with Kraken rum too… for fun!)
  • Black Widow Cookies
    • ours were pumpkin sugar cookies that we decorated with a pomegranate seed for the red spot and black frosting to draw the spider
  • Tony Starch (Stark) bread
  • or Agent Phil Crumbson rolls
  •  –with Doctor Bruce Butter
  • Shawarma
  • Thoreos
  • Lokit-kats
  • Hulk poop casserole
    • Green bean casserole
  • Natasha Stroganoff
  • Erik Stuffing (Selvig)
  • Loki Turkey
    • (or Thor-key)
  • Black (widow) pudding
  • Maria Hill of yams
    • make sweet potato/yam dish- form into a hill.
  • Clint Bacon (Barton)
  • Stark-bucks coffee
    • for your after-dinner beverage

 

 

nick fury brownies and black widow cookies

 

Don’t forget to use the OVEN-gers to do all your baking. hahah. ha. ha…..

Your iron pan is likely to come in handy. hahaahaah. ha…..

Be sure to provide salt and Pepper Potts so your guests can adjust flavor. hahaa. ha.

 

I need a life.

 

dinner

 

It was a pretty low-key event (snicker). But we certainly had lots of fun! We ended the night playing Cards Against Humanity. Who doesn’t love that game? Seriously?

 

thorsgiving full of friends

note the hulk-smash potatoes front and center

Sadly, this year, I will be flying a red eye home from working in Brazil (through my least favorite airport in the world. GRU- Sao Paulo). So we won’t be hosing a Thor’s giving this year. No reason you can’t though!

 

Go forth and with the might of all Asgard, have a pun-tastic Thor’s giving (or normal thanksgiving, if you so desire)

 


 

Want more geeky things?

Click here to check out the top three moments in the Game of Thrones books versus the TV show

or Click here to get ideas on making your own Hobbit card!

tolkien hobbit LOTR graduation hand made card

 

Haven’t had enough puns?

Click here for food ideas for a Geeky British Party

British Geeky Party. Facebook Event Cover Photo


 

  • Have you any great Avengers food puns? Please share them below!
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Geeky British Party!

By now, you’re all likely well aware of my geeky tendencies. You’re also likely aware of my love for hosting events. Here is an example of how those items came together in:

 

A Geeky British Party!!

 

Another awesome geeky friend of mine had a birthday about a week prior to mine, so we decided to throw a joint birthday party of geekery. Not wanting to leave people out by choosing just one geekdom, we decided to give it the theme of “Birthday Invasion of the British Geekdom”

brit party

 

Just in case you have any sort of inkling for doing this sort of thing, here’s a list of the fandoms we pulled from for inspiration:

Harry Potter
Doctor Who
Monty Python
Sherlock
Shakespeare
It Crowd
Alice in Wonderland
Peter Pan
JRR Tolkien
Mary Poppins
Winnie the Pooh
King Arthur
Torchwood
Downton Abbey
James Bond
Beatles / British invasion
Eddie Izzard
Stephen Fry / Hugh Laurie
Peter Pan
Peter Rabbit
Guy Fawkes
Vicar of Dibley
Black Adder
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Robin Hood
Father Ted
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Brave
Austin Powers
Red Dwarf
… (etc) …

 

Yeah, that’s a lot of stuff. But oh boy was it fun to come up with ideas. We planned games (and wrote a few ourselves), asked people to dress up, made themed food and drinks, and added plenty of fun decor to the house.

 

I certainly cannot fit all of this into one post, so I will begin with our food planning. Some items were simply British but most had some geeky theme:

 

FOOD (with geeky British twists)

 

 

The restaurant at the end of the universe

The restaurant at the end of the universe (just one of our tables full of food)

Including plenty of Brit foods such as marmite, HP sauce, Nando’s sauce, Malt vinegar, Hobnobs, and more.

Though this is the only photo of the Edamame, which we named “Silurian Pods.”

 

Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

Bread (with the crust cut off, of course), cream cheese, and cucumbers.

Because I like flavor, I added some extra herbs and seasonings to my cream cheese. I did it the same way as when I made avocado cucumber triscuit snacks (click here for the recipe).

 

Mrs. Loveitt's meat pies from Sweeny Todd (sans human)

Mrs. Loveitt’s meat pies from Sweeny Todd (sans human)

I wanted to make something like a pastie, which are quite popular in the UK. I knew it would be easier to handle at a party than making a pot pie. These came out great! Writing out the recipe takes a bit too much for this post, perhaps I’ll do another post on it later.

 

I am the eggman

I am the eggman deviled eggs.”goo goo goo joob”

To make the “pretty” egg swirl, use a pastry or frosting bag with a star tip.

 

Dowager Countess Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

Dowager Countess Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

 

"Always bring a banana to a party!" - 10th Doctor

“Always bring a banana to a party!” – 10th Doctor

I also somehow missed getting a photo of my bowtie pasta salad (because bowties are cool). Too bad.

 

Because Gingers have no souls.

Because Gingers have no souls.

 

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

If you haven’t seen the show- go do it. It’s sketch comedy with two fantastic british actors: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

 

Marshmellow adipose

Marshmellow adipose

the fat walks right into your tummy

…the fat walks right into your tummy

These little guys were easily made using large and mini marshmallows. Glue the arms and legs on using frosting (or cream cheese) and draw faces on them using frosting. Even one of those little frosting gel pens would work.

 

Cassandra Pizza

Cassandra Pizza

 

Here’s a photo of Cassandra (the last human) with Rose Tyler   (from withanaccent.com)

One of our friends brought us this awesome homemade Cassandra pizza! If you don’t know Cassandra, check the photo above. She’s the last human, a character we all love to despise from Doctor Who.

 

Neverland (with hook's ship), so long and thanks for all the fish. Merging geekdoms is fun!

Neverland (with hook’s ship), so long and thanks for all the fish. Merging geekdoms is fun!

 

second star to the right and straight on 'till morning!

second star to the right and straight on ’till morning!

 

Fish n Chips. Get it? HA!

Fish n Chips. Get it? HA!

Neither of us like fish, so we didn’t want to cook any. This was a great alternative- and punny :)

 

 

Tots + curry dip. The potato reference is from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Tots + curry dip.
The potato reference is from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

 

 

Smarties Cereal

Smarties Cereal

 

Sir Issac Fig Netwtons, Jammy Dodgers, Shortbread. Elsewhere, we have "Cake or death" ala Eddie Izzard.

Sir Issac Fig Netwtons, Jammy Dodgers, Shortbread.
Elsewhere, we have “Cake or death” ala Eddie Izzard.

 

Rummy Pooh Bears

Rummy Pooh Bears

I actually have a post on this one! If you’d like to know how to make Rummy bears (they’re very easy), click here. I serve them in shot glasses to make it easier to have a single serving, but while they’re “marinating,” I leave them all together.

rummy bears

 

Sir Francis BACON!!!  tee hee!

Sir Francis BACON!!!
tee hee!

 

Ollivander's wands (pretzel sticks with dip)

Ollivander’s wands
(pretzel sticks with dip)

Nearby we also had “strawberry fields forever” and “apple records” for dipping. Sadly, I forgot to set out the Brie for “let it Brie.”

 

Bring us a SHRUBBERY!

Bring us a SHRUBBERY!

 

"I'm in an Ethical Pickle" Gotta love the IT crowd

“I’m in an Ethical Pickle”
Gotta love the IT crowd

 

Dalek Cupcakes, brought in by another friend of ours!

Dalek Cupcakes, brought in by another friend of ours (who came dressed as Ferb to the party)

As for the cupcakes, we were able to “exterminate” them.

 

Just a spoonful of sugar from Mary Poppins (in reality, they're pumpkin cake pops)

Just a spoonful of sugar from Mary Poppins
(in reality, they’re pumpkin cake pops)

 

Note that we did not serve SPAM. Because “I don’t like SPAM!”

 

 

Drinks! (with geeky British twists)

I wasn’t cool enough to get photos of the drinks we came up with. Sorry guys, guess I was too busy having fun by then.  But here’s a quick list of some of our drink options:

 

– Butterbeer! (alcoholic)

– Your father’s Pimm’s cup (it’s like a normal pimm’s cup, but with added elderflower liquor. “Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!“)

– Pumpkin juice (ala Harry Potter)

– Mad Hatter’s Tea

– Champagne Supernova (a twist on a mimosa)

– Assorted fitting malt beverages including Monty Python’s Holy (gr)Ale, Hobgoblin (we called it gringott’s ale), Samuel Smith’s hard cider (from Apple records).

– Sonic Screwdriver (Vodka and OJ with a twist)

– Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (mountain dew)

 


 

If you’d like more ideas, visit our pinterest folder that was used for a lot of our inspiration:

http://www.pinterest.com/museinitiative/british-geek-party-ideas/

 

 

Thanks to all of our friends who showed up and humoured us with their dressing up (I wish I got more photos!!) and playing our games. We had a great time!

geeky british party friends

geeky british party friends

 

 

Thank you all for reading! Stay tuned for more posts about this party including our made-up games, costumes, and fun decoration ideas!

 


 

Interested in seeing other British things?

click here to learn about my visit to Brew Dog pub in London

things you drink brew dog

 

 

 

OR click here to learn about my walk over the O2 in London- you can do it too!

top of the o2

 


 

  • Have you had any similar geeky / awesome parties? Share your stories and links below!
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Cheesey Pineapple

Sounds funny- looks awesome!

 

Make a Spiky Cheese Pineapple for your next tropical summer party!

Make a cheese pineapple for your party!

It quite resembles a pineapple once it’s all completed too!  It’s a relatively easy and beautiful centerpiece for your party in need of more hors d’oeuvres or appetizer platters.

 

What to do:

 

First, cut the pineapple like the photograph below.

 

Don’t get in your usual habit of cutting a pineapple and cut off the top first!  I almost did this a few times….

 

You’ll want to cut enough flesh so that you have pieces you can cut into chunks to use for the pineapple skewering (yeah, that’s a word, right?), but you want to leave enough of the bottom that it will stand mostly on its own.

 

Make a cheese pineapple for your party!

 

Cut the pineapple and the cheese into toothpickable cubes (yeah, that’s a word too!  I just made it up)

 

*I chose to use extra sharp cheddar cheese…. but that’s just because it’s objectively the best cheese ever (yes, I realize that was a subjective statement- I’m being silly…. but seriously- you can’t go wrong with sharp cheddar).

 

Make a cheese pineapple for your party!

 

Stick a toothpick through a cube of pineapple and attach it to the core. I make a decent base layer of pineapple (it’s a bit tougher/stronger than the cheese).  This way, the next layer has a bit more to grab on to.

 

 

Make a cheese pineapple for your party!

 

Begin adding cheese cubes in the second layer (so, stick the cheese cubes to the first round of pineapple cubes)- I like to intersperse them.  Continue the layers until you run out of cubes and it looks a bit like the photograph below!

 

– for those who are wondering, I am not making this for sunday’s party… I like to change it up.  also, this guy takes up a lot of space in the fridge if I try to make him early.

 

Make a cheese pineapple for your party!

 

For those who are big fans of meat as well- add the little sausages or chunks of kielbasa on the outermost layer.

 

Or for those who are vegan, choose other fruits to add to the pineapple, like grapes or strawberries.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Need other party food ideas? Try one of these: 

Pizza crescent rolls- make these for your party

 

Bacon wrapped potatoes

  • Did you try making the pineapple? Looked pretty cool, eh?  :)
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Rummy Bears!

need a new fun recipe for your next party?

 

Try making some rummy bears!

They’re better than jello shots!

 

or at least, it’s something different to serve at your party and make your friends wonder what other cool ideas you have!

 

rummy bears

 

I’ve made these for years at parties! When I don’t make them, I often get asked about why they didn’t make an appearance. People love them- partially just because they’re so ridiculous. Sometimes they’re so messy, you need to serve them with a spoon- or in jello shot cups. Either way, they’re lots of fun.

 

I can’t write this post without having this stuck in my head the entire time:

Side note: I wonder how the guy feels that recorded that song. Does he use it to pick up women at the bar?

“what do you do?”

“oh, I’m the voice of the gummy bears song”

“seriously?”….

 

 

rummy bears ingredients

 

It’s easy- it just takes a few hours of waiting and two ingredients!

  1. Gummy Bears
  2. Rum (white/clear rum works the best.  The flavors meld together well with the gummy bears)

 

A number of people prefer vodka…. but I still choose rum. Mainly because I still want to call them “rummy bears,” also because I’m a pirate at heart.

 

~rummy bears all ingred

 

  • Place the gummy bears in a container
  • Cover the gummy bears with rum
  • Wait a few hours.  My basic time is 4-6 hours. If you wait too long, it will become mush (but still tasty mush).  If you don’t wait long enough, the rum will be very strong as it will not have soaked through. Depending on the type of bears and rum, the times will change slightly.  I recommend testing it prior to your party.

 

rummy bears

 

That’s it!  I hope you try them and like them!

 

 

Need other party ideas?

Click here to learn how to make easy pizza crescent rolls

pizza crescent rolls

 

OR click here to learn how to make bacon wrapped roasted potatoes

bacon wrapped potatoes for a party

 

  • Have you tried these at your party? Did you make any changes that you preferred? 
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Creamy & healthy tomato basil soup

I love tomato basil soup*, but wanted to make a healthier option.  The usual soup is made with a whole lot of butter and heavy cream. Not only is it unnecessarily high in calories, but it is very high in animal products.  So, I’ve come up with a healthy vegan option which is also also gluten-free and ::insert other healthy-happy 2014 catch-phrases here::

 

*I chose not to call it “tomato bisque,”  as the term “bisque” was originally intended to be seafood related.

 

 tomato basil soup recipe- healthy and vegan! made with tofu instead of heavy cream.  from a muse walks into a blog at museinitiative.com/blog

 

 

The best part?  This recipe came about by accident (“on purpose”, “by accident”… just so you know- that’s how it goes)….

 

I hosted a dive-in movie at my house last saturday night (it was awesome! Thanks to everyone who visited!) and I partied a bit too hard.  Because of that, I was eating much less healthy than usual the following day and I REALLY wanted some grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Yes, I know eating grilled cheese kind of defeats the purpose of making a vegan soup, but every little bit counts- and more importantly, I didn’t have any heavy cream sitting around (heck, I don’t even have milk sitting around!).

 

So, I decided to test out an idea- using silken tofu in place of the heavy cream, and by George- it was awesome!

 

tomato basil soup recipe- healthy and vegan!

 

Ingredients:

1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)- or a few fresh tomatoes, skins removed (fresh is always better, but I didn’t have any)

1 can of tomato sauce (8 oz)

1 package silken tofu (12.3 oz)

1 cup veggie broth

3 cloves garlic- minced

1/4 onion- diced

juice from 1/2 lemon

fresh basil to taste

red pepper flakes to taste (I like it spicy!)

Sea Salt, pepper, and herbs to taste

 

 

Instructions:

1. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft.

2. Add the tomatoes, sauce, broth, garlic, and onions to a sauce pan and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes.

3. Place the soup mixture in a blender and puree.

4. Add the silken tofu to the blender and puree again.

5. Return the mixture to the pan.

6. Add all other ingredients:  juice form 1/2 a lemon (trust me), herbs, salt, pepper, red pepper if you want it spicy (you know I do!) and simmer another 5 minutes.

7. Remove from heat and serve!

 

tomato basil soup recipe- healthy and vegan! from a muse walks into a blog at museinitiative.com/blog

 

Need other healthy food ideas?

 

Try making these vegan avocado black bean lettuce wraps.

black bean avocado wraps

Or just want to read something random?  Click here.

 

 

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Triscuit Noms!

Silly name, awesome taste.

 

I’m surprised at the number of compliments I received on this simple hors d’oeuvre – and all from meat eaters!

 

 

avocado cucumber triscuit- a tasty and easy snack for a party hors d'oeuvre

 

 

If you haven’t already gathered this, I love entertaining and making food for people. This is one of my favourite snack items that I’ve made twice now, and it always gets great feedback (even so much that two of the guys kept trying to tell everyone else they were horrible so that they could eat them all themselves… silly guys).

 

 

avocado cucumber triscuit- a tasty and easy snack for a party- ingredients

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Triscuits- cracked pepper and olive oil (seriously, these things are awesome.  just try them)
  • Cream cheese (substitute with hummus/bean spread, olive tapenade, or some other fun mix for a vegan alternative!)
  • Herbs, spices, and the like (salt… always salt)
  • Avocado- sliced
  • Cucumber- sliced

 

um… yeah- that’s it guys… easy-peasy!

 

avocado cucumber triscuit- a tasty and easy snack for a party- hors douevre

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Let the cream cheese sit out long enough for it to be easily mixed.
  2. Place the room-temperature cream cheese in a bowl and mix with herbs + spices.  I generally use garlic + onion powder, parsley, seasoned salt, and pepper.  However, feel free to spice it up and throw in your own twist!
  3. Place the Triscuits onto a nice plate or platter
  4. Cover with the herbed cream cheese (or hummus/etc)
  5. Lay a slice of cucumber on the cream cheese
  6. Add a slice of avocado on top
  7. Sprinkle with a titch of salt + herbs (I find that avocado always needs a bit of salt)
  8. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

avocado cucumber triscuit- a tasty, quick, and easy snack for a party-

 

 

That’s it!  Have fun cool cats!

 

 

Throwing a party and need more food ideas?

 

How about these super-easy and tasty pizza crescent rolls?

 

Or try making some bacon-wrapped roasted herbed potatoes!

 

 

  • Please let me know if you tried these and how they were received at your shindig!
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Bacon-wrapped Potatoes

wait a minute…. did I say “bacon”??

 

Why, yes, yes I did.  Just read on to learn how to make one of my newest party creations:

 

Bacon-wrapped Roasted Herbed Potatoes!

 

bacon wrapped potatoes

 

I simply LOVE entertaining house guests.  There’s some part of me that’s a little bit 50’s housewife – or perhaps Jewish or Italian mother… Even though I’m a vegetarian, I will still make a few meat-related dishes for my omnivore/carnivore friends.  And honestly, who doesn’t love bacon?

 

 

 Here’s what you need to do:

~potatoes

 

1. Assemble ingredients

– Fingerling potatoes- or other small ish potatoes.  You could use standard-sized potatoes and cut them down, but it’s just not as pretty nor tasty…. and they’re more likely to fall apart if you cook the potatoes well.

– sea salt and chosen herbs (more on this later)

– sour cream (could also use plain yogurt)

bacon!

 

I’ve made this dish twice three times.  Each time, I used an interesting bacon- generally an applewood smoked bacon or something else awesome.  Good ingredients definitely make a difference in your end product.

 

Also, enough ingredients make a difference.  2 of the small bags of fingerling potatoes and 1 package of bacon make about 1  full baking sheet- and they disappear very quickly.

 

2. Boil potatoes

I grew up near Syracuse, NY.  Those of you who have been to the NY state fair, you know how simply awesome salt potatoes are.  You never realize until you move away that the rest of the world doesn’t know about these delicious morsels…. This is my inspiration for the potatoes.

 

Boil your potatoes in a large pot filled with water and salt.  For my one small bag of potatoes (pictured above), I used perhaps a 1/4-1/2 cup of salt.  So- not as salty as real salt potatoes (remember, the bacon will add a lot of salt too), but much more flavorful than potatoes boiled in plain water.  Boil them so that they are still a little hard when you poke them with a fork: you want them to be able to hold up on their own, remembering they will still cook a bit more in the oven.

 

~potatoes herb close

 

 3. Rinse the potatoes and herb them up!

One might say that this is an unnecessary step.  I disagree! (but I love herbs and spices).  After rinsing and draining the potatoes, I put them back into the pot I used to boiled them and toss them with a titch of oil and herbs/spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, and black pepper.

 

~potatoes herb

 

4. Roll the potatoes in strips of bacon

I cut the bacon strips into thirds half, using one piece per potato and securing it with a toothpick.

 

~potatoes bacon wrap

 

 

~potato bacon

 

5. Place on a cookie sheet and bake

I baked them at 375, turning the potatoes over once in the middle.  I believe I roasted them for approximately 20 30 minutes each side.  I roast them until the bacon gets a little brown.

 

~potato ready

 

6. Serve with a side of sour cream (not necessary)

I actually made two different herbed sour creams for this:  one cumin and cayenne peper, the other garlic and dill…. They were both tasty, but not necessary.

 

Seriously, I should have purchased 2 (or more) bags of potatoes for this (I purchased 3 for this last party, but only made 2 1/2 bags. I couldn’t fit any more in the pot).  They were gone before I even realized I didn’t get to snap a completed photo of them!  Take my word and try serving these at your party.  You’re welcome.

 

~potato roll all

 

 

Would you like to see more recipes?

Click here for a post on avocado black bean lettuce wraps (this is the healthy one)

OR click here for a post on pizza crescent rolls (not healthy, but super easy!)

 

Update (May 11, 2014): A few details were updated after I made these once more for a Dive-in (swim-in) movie party at my house last night.  Also, these things practically jumped off the serving platter… guess I once again need to double the batch :)

 

  • Let me know if you get a chance to try these and tell me what you thought!
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Crescent Pizza Rolls

Looking for a quick and easy, yet AWESOME party food?  Look no further:

 

Pizza crescent rolls. Quick and easy to make for a party, appetizer, or snack. Better than totino's pizza rolls for sure!

 

Try these pizza crescent rolls!

 

I was having a last-minute game night/gathering of sorts (as I love to do), and I was trying to think of what food items I could provide that would be new, fun, and easy.  (I still did a few old favorites though, which I’ll likely share sometime).  I tried these pizza crescent rolls and BOY were they a hit.  I even tried them (I’d say I’m only 95% vegetarian, as I’ll take a tiny bite of meat every once in a while), and loved them!

 

So, here’s what to do….

 

pizza crescent rolls easy awesome party snack

 

Yes, it is REALLY as simple as it looks:

 

1. Pop open a package of crescents (I should have purchased 2…. or 4… seriously- these things went like hot cakes…. not that I’ve ever made hot cakes, nor seen them go anywhere).

 

crescent pizza rolls

 

2. Unroll and separate the crescents onto a cookie sheet

 

3. Place some pepperoni (I used 2 pieces of turkey pepperoni) and string cheese (I used 2 pieces of string cheese for the entire package) on the widest part of the crescent.

 

- feel free to forgo the pepperoni or add something different (jalapenos, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and black olives, etc) to make a vegetarian version.

 

 

crescent pizza rolls

 

 

4. Roll the crescents starting at the widest edge and ending at the tip.

 

crescent pizza rolls- rolling the dough

 

crescent pizza rolls

 

5. Bake according to instructions on the pack. Or until they’re golden brown.

 

crescent pizza rolls

 

6. Remove from baking sheet

 

7. Serve with a side of marinara sauce and watch them disappear!

 

crescent pizza rolls- cheesy goodness

 

 

Need some drinks to go with your pizza rolls?  Try any of these drink options (things that you should drink instead of green beer).

 

 

  • Let me know if you made them or came up with your own spin!
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Black Bean Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Want to make a healthy, gluten-free, vegan, high-protein meal?

black bean avocado wraps

 

Try these black bean avocado lettuce wraps!

 

 

~black bean wraps

 

* When I say “healthy,” I don’t mean healthy like yogurt, peanut butter, or granola bars.  Those things aren’t really all that healthy…. I mean “healthy” like fresh, whole foods.
 

~black bean

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Lettuce: romaine, green leaf, or red leaf are best
  • Black beans: canned or cooked from dried
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (seeds removed if you don’t want it REALLY spicy)
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • Green onions, chopped (other onions works too- or none, depending on your preference)
  • 1-2 avocados (I had 2 extremely ripe, so I used 2)
  • Tofu (not necessary… but I had some to get rid of
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste.

 

 

~black bean cilantro

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Rinse & drain beans from the can -OR- soak beans overnight and cook according to instructions.
  2. Cut up the avocado.  I generally fully mash one and cut the other into pieces, so that there is smoothness as well as surprise bits of avocado throughout.
  3. If using tofu, cut it into chunks.  I don’t usually add tofu in here, but I had some I needed to get rid of, so in it went.
  4. Mix the beans, avocado, lime juice, onions, japaneño, tofu, and cilantro.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste.  When using avocados, I ALWAYS use salt- often a spiced seasoned salt. I also add a bit of pepper, onion and garlic powder, and sometimes cayenne pepper if the jalapeños didn’t add enough kick.
  6. Spoon it into the lettuce leaves and enjoy!

 

 

 

~black beans

 

 

 

~black bean wraps2

 

 

 

  • Let me know if you try them- or if you made any awesome changes you would like to share! 
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