01 November 2009

May the Force of Ms. Child be with you

I was looking for a cook book for the kids and think I found one for myself.

It actually has numerous favorable reviews and is reasonably priced ($11.55 on Amazon)!! Down side is it uses prepared food, but, but...it's Star Wars.

From the publisher:
"Consider, young Jedi: Why bake a plain old cookie when you can bake a super-Chewie Wookiee Cookie?" So begins the delightful Star Wars Cookbook. Aimed at young cooks, but fun for all ages, the cookbook provides recipes for treats such as Princess Leia Danish Dos, Twin Sun Toast, Tusken Raider Taters, Sandtrooper Sandies, and the Amazon.com house favorite, Boba Fett-uccine. (What better way to get young Jedi knights to eat their broccoli?) Author Robin Davis's directions are extremely thorough and safety oriented (as she notes, "the calm and perceptive mind of a Jedi warrior will enable you to prevent most mishaps in the kitchen"), and perfect for kids who are new to cooking. The spiral-bound pages are lightly plasticoated, so if you spill some milk while concocting C-3PO Pancakes, it's easily wiped off. The highlights of the book are Frankie Frankeny's terrific photographs of Star Wars action figures posing with the food--R2-D2 encounters giant frozen R2-D2 Treats that look remarkably similar to him, while Darth Vader raises his fist at Bossk the bounty hunter atop a wall of Bossk Brownies as Darth's henchmen look on. And who could resist a shot of Jabba Jiggle? There's Jabba the Hutt positioned on a pile of oozing lime Jell-O®. Whether you're a Star Wars fan or just looking for a way to get the kids to feel the Force in the kitchen, The Star Wars Cookbook is great fun, and tasty, too!


Anonymous said...

LOL! That looks fun. Enjoy yourself.
I keep thinking one of these days I'll write a liturgical year cookbook for large families.
Don't know when though...

Vincenzo said...

I want Wookiee Cookies.

Carley said...

Ok Wookie Cookies at the next mtg!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Remember, I'm always on stand-by for taste testing! :-)

Amanda said...

I have this cookbook and the second one that came out after episode 1 - found them both in a thrift store. I've not made anything yet, but the pictures are pretty cool, so I don't feel bad about that.

swissmiss said...

Don't get yer knickers in a twist, I haven't bought the book yet!!! It is on my Amazon wish list, but I probably won't buy it until I get the kids' presents figured out and then make one big order from Amazon.

Mum: I was in England a few Christmases ago and brought back some puddings and huge jars of mincemeat. It's really pricey over here and the lady in the store thought I was nuts since, according to her, it's so "easy" to make. Easy is a ready-made pie crust and a jar of mincemeat.

V and Cathy: Maybe Santamiss will send you some for Christmas :)

Carley: It may be the January meeting before I actually make them! Right now I'm just trying to figure out what to bring to the history club tomorrow.

Amanda: If I would've seen these at a thrift store or garage sale this summer, I would've nabbed them!