Friday, December 14, 2012

The Hobbit Lunch Hop

The hubby's birthday was Wednesday and he's a huge Hobbit fan so we made our lunch for his birthday.  I wasn't sure which direction to go in when making this lunch.  Should I do a completely Hobbit themed lunch and try to recreate Gollum with cheese or should I go with food that Hobbits would eat.  I went with the latter so I'm hoping that this is a Middle Earth feast that Bilbo Baggins would enjoy.  These are all earthy fresh ingredients that might be found in the Shire.  I did add the Hobbit logo on a piece of cheese to top our main entree.
Our main entree is a Mushroom Reverse Shepherd's Pie.  I started by sauteing some onion, then added mushrooms, a little bit of turkey sausage and a few spices.  Then I added some milk and reduced it down, added a little cornstarch mixed with water and thickened it up.  This is served over (instead of under like a usual Shepherd's Pie) homemade mashed potatoes.

Our vegetable side is carrots that have been cooked with a little butter, honey and orange peel then finished with sea salt.

Finally, our fruit side is fried apples.  We started by melting a tiny bit of butter in our pan and then added a chopped apple, let it cook for a little while (stirring) and finished by adding some raisins, a dash of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.

Now hop over to see what Marie has cooked up over at Healthy Eating Starts at Home.

22 comments:

  1. Yum!!! Hobbitses would love this meal!! And so would I! :D

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  2. I love your idea of a Middle Earth feast! Great way to implement the theme!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to create these recipes on the fly!

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    1. I think I will be recreating this feast again soon. Come on over, Eileen! :)

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    1. It sure was hearty so definitely a good cold day meal. :)

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  5. JDaniel must be part Hobbit! He would love this lunch!

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  6. Yum... my mouth is watering! Delicious looking lunch and great job on the logo!

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  7. Everyone knows Hobbits love mushrooms! I'm pretty sure they enjoy the sausages as well! And any fruits and vegetables!

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  8. What a feast! I think I can feast with the Hobbit this time. What a yummy lunch you've got there.

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  9. Oooh, those carrots look so good, I want some!

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  10. This whole meal looks delicious! I am not a mushroom fan, but I think even I may give your main entree a try! Looks great!

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  11. Yum! I wish my kids,Iked mushrooms! I love them. Very awesome lunch!

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  12. Looks delicious!! I love the cheese art as well!

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  13. Beautiful drawing! And looks delish! I love fried banana :)

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  14. Yum! Love that you went with earthy foods.

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