May the Fourth - Star Wars Day 2018
We had such a great time last year celebrating Lennon’s half birthday which falls on May 4th. Still had all those great signs from last year, so we did it again. It’s now May the 16th, so I’ve been way behind! But here I am, down to document the happenings. I think my major meh about doing all this is the photo editing. Getting them from my phone’s not so amazing camera, then filtered to change the brightness and contrast and whathaveyou, then uploading the edited photos to this thing. I really regret using wordpress. I wonder if I can move all this over to Wix. What a pain in the ass. Anyway, back to the party….
well, well, well, what do we have here. I’ll save the puns for the individual posts….Fruit with cashew cream dip, BLT pasta salad, Roasted Potatoes and Brussels, Tofu Nuggets with a Buffalo creme sauce, Carrots in a Blanket, Falafel with a Lemon Tahini, Spring Salad, Mango Guacamole, Queso, Mango Salsa. (not in photo, chocolate meringue cookies).
Falafel with Lemon Tahini Cream Sauce
Avenge your tastebuds
I made these with Trader Joe’s new Falafel Mix. I really like it! They’re a little spicy and a tad too salty, but they’re fast and a great texture. I will most definitely be buying this mix again.
Bow-Ba Fett Pasta
BLT Pasta Salad
Wendy made this at one of her parties last year and I loved it so much I requested it once again. Bow tie pasta with Benevolent Bacon make this awesome BLT Pasta Salad.
My signature baked crispy nuggets. No one doesn’t love these. I use super dense tofu and bake them in my toaster oven. Today I made a few dipping sauces, one being a mix of Buffalo and Mayo that I am totally making again! You can get this easy recipe here.
A mix of wanting to use the signs again and wanting to eat this again, Abby made this mango guacamole again this year. Just as good as I remember it.
Jar Jar Links in a Blanket
Marinated mini carrots wrapped in crescent rolls
You can’t throw a kids party without some carrots in a blanket! Pigs in a blanket were my favorite food when I was a child, and I am just as in love with these little rabbits.
Nacho Father Queso
Potato and Carrot Queso
“Luke…I brought the queso dip….but I forgot the chips.”
Jango Mango Salsa
Mango and Jicama Salsa
Look at SNL’s Mango on that sign. Is Danielle hilarious or what?! Wendy kicked out this awesome salsa for us to enjoy.
Vader Taters and Boba Sprouts
Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts
We had this sign last year for potato pancakes, but this year Jenny K made these roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts. A hit with everyone!
Solos Flavor Blaster Spring Salad
Refreshing Salad with Pickled Onions
Danielle made her salad again. It was one of my favorite things of the night. Her recipe can be found in last years post.
Obi Wan Kabobies
Holly made these skewers. She used REALLY LONG skewers to make them like light sabors. She also made a cashew dipping sauce.
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
Guess who made the cookies? Julie whipped these little whipped menagerie cookies up for us with a little chocolaty awesome.
Okay, this is all I got. The food was awesome, the company was awesome, Lennon had a super amazing 4.5 birthday that he may just remember forever. We’ll see what we come up with for his 5.5 birthday, May 2019. Jesus, 2019. Where has the time gone? Til next week (also known as tomorrow if you wait two week to post your blog), were we are eating from Spain!