All through college I sang in a Madrigal choir and, of course, we always did a big Madrigal dinner at the beginning of December each year. Four nights of performances during which a huge roast beef four-course meal was served, medieval dances performed, a fake Boar's Head was carried through the room while we sang the Boar's Head processional and...of course - we sang Wassailing carols while hot Wassail was served.
It's almost Thanksgiving and everyone is making their Thanksgiving dishes. I'm always in charge of Green Bean Casserole, but one of my favorite dishes is corn pudding. Just like any dish...there's about a thousand and one ways to make corn pudding. This dish is kind of like if corn pudding and corn bread had a baby and I love it!
The kids will love this variation on roasted pumpkin seeds...they're like cinnamon toast!!!
These pumpkin seeds certainly aren't the ones you'll remember from the days roasting pumpkin seeds with mom or grandma when you were a kid...but they're sure to be a hit on game night with the grown ups! They're made with whiskey and bacon drippings!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a family tradition for a lot of families in the fall, especially around Halloween. If you carve Jack-0-Lanterns, why not clean off the seeds and roast up those seeds. But did you know you can do more than just put some melted butter and salt on them? One of my favorite variations is the Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin seeds, though you have to be careful...this variation is easy to burn. I do it almost every time for some reason. I always end up burning like a third of my seeds.
Halloween is a fun time of year and when you get together either with your family on the weekend around Halloween to play games, why not serve a healthy snack using the seeds from the pumpkins you probably carved? I remember my mom roasting the pumpkin seeds when I was a kid...what I didn't know is how much of a pain it is to clean those things off in order to roast them. But it's worth it.
Here in Southern Indiana, the first full week of October is Fall Festival - it's a street festival that is touted as the second largest street festival in the United States (second only to Mardi Gras). It has rides and like five blocks of food booths with about any kind of food you can possibly think of (and a lot of foods you probably never would have thought of).
It's fun to play games on your lunch hour isn't it? At lunch time, you want to play small games that play in 30 minutes or so and you want a food that you can make quickly and take with you...a nice "on the go" food, right? So, here's a tasty recipe for a Miso Soup you can make at home, but it's got some noodles and extra veggies added in to fill you up and keep you going for the second half of your work day! Enjoy!
Superheroes gotta eat too, right? One of the most famously hungry sets of superheroes is probably the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Those Heroes in a Halfshell sure do love their pizza! So for our superhero/comic book themed board game episode, we couldn't resist doing a mini pizza recipe. Mini pizzas are super easy to make and you can prepare them in no time and serve them to your gaming group, just be sure to keep those greasy fingers away from those board games!!
During any convention it's important to stay healthy and hydrated, so a tasty fruit smoothie is one way to do that. When we got back from GenCon, we were excited to talk about all the games we saw and played. Of course we ate a lot of food there too...but we didn't make any of it. So, we picked a few recipes with a common theme - dragon fruit - because GenCon always uses images of a dragon. It's kind of their mascot.