Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How Many Did You Eat?

Last weekend I hosted our second annual Lord of the Rings marathon. All 3 extended versions of the movies = 13 hours of awesomeness! I had a lot of fun planning out the menu though we did have to combine a few of the meals for time's sake.

First Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevensies
- Sausage
- Bacon
- Hard-boiled Eggs
- Grape tomatoes
- Cheese Cubes

Lunch, Tea
- Finger Sandwiches
- Cherry Scones with clotted cream and jam
- Chicken Curry Balls
- Strawberries & Cream

Dinner, Supper
- Stew
- Croissant rolls
- Cake
- Cream Puffs

And then of course for snack there was Lembas bread! If you don't know what that is, let Legolas here explain it to you:

Lembas bread is typically wrapped in Mallorn leaves. I found a pattern for the leaves and a delicious recipe here. The website suggests making the leaves with craft foam, but I used cardstock.

I bought a pack of different shades of green and I think they turned out really nice. I drew the spines on the leaves with a green highlighter (on both sides so it looked more like an actual leaf.) Then I wrapped the bread up and tied it with some twine. It was a great snack in between meals. And the leftovers made a nice addition to my breakfast the next morning. More pictures of the party and a link to the drinking game we played after the jump!

We watched the blu-ray version which was stunning. 

Here is the spread for breakfast. You can see the AWESOME Minas Tirith cake my friend Liz made. I mean, WOW. I also printed out labels for the food in a Bilbo Baggins font I downloaded.

Luncheon/Tea spread!

Once again we had the map of Middle Earth with cut outs of the characters so we could move them around based on where they were during the movie.

Close-up of some of the cut outs. Yes, there are Lego people in there. 

We used a movie poster as a shade. Resourceful AND nice to look at!

Liz cutting the cake. It was delicious and loved by all. 

And because I know this is most likely why you kept reading, here's the website to the drinking game: Drink Yourself Into Middle Earth. 


  1. Bacon looks amazing, and your chicken curry balls were clearly exemplary. Must come next year, even though I'm not a big LOTR person!! What was the cake? And how does one make clotted cream???

  2. And how did you do that calligraphy?

  3. The cake was red velvet with cream cheese frosting. She used rice krispies for the molded sections. (I would have never thought of that!) Somebody else brought the scones/clotted cream - I think you basically beat heavy cream until it's butter consistency. And Just between you and me, I printed out the calligraphy ha. I got it from here: http://www.fontspace.com/category/bilbo%20baggins