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Hosting an eclipse party and looking for menu ideas beyond Moon Pies. Any suggestions most appreciated.

asked by CookingInColorado 15 days ago

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added 15 days ago

Chocolate blackout cake

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added 15 days ago

Sun dried tomatoes, of course. https://food52.com/recipes... or https://food52.com/recipes...

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added 15 days ago

Snack ideas- Sun Chips,Starburst & Milkyway Bar. Black & White Cookies.
Pasta with Squid Ink

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Nancy

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added 15 days ago

Cakes or cookies topped with silver leaf or silver balls/drawers...

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Nancy

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added 15 days ago

Dragees (not "drawers")

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BerryBaby

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added 15 days ago

Start with swiss cheese slices (the more holes, the better) use a star cookie cutter and punch out Swiss cheese stars. Serve on rye bread stars, again using the cookie cutter.
Or make a Man in the Moon pizza face. Remember the Dean Martin song? "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore!"

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added 15 days ago

I Have never made this but have it in my "to try" collection. The name is perfect https://food52.com/recipes...
I also found this Martha Stewart tutorial on making a tarte soleil
http://www.marthastewart...

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Nancy

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added 15 days ago

Music?
Anything from 1957 (Sputnik launch) to and including 1969 (first moonwalk), especially Abbey Road and Here Comes the Sun.

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added 13 days ago

Rocketman by Elton John

Ground Control to Major Tom by David Bowie

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Nancy

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added 11 days ago

Another related tune:
Telstar

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added 15 days ago

Thank you all for the genius responses. I have some shopping to do! Will toast you all during the eclipse!!

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added 15 days ago

Moon-viewing noodles! https://www.youtube.com...

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added 13 days ago

The Moonpie was invented by the request of miners wives near Coal Creek, East Tennessee as a desert to fit in the round lunch pail miners carried. Little Debbie Bakeries in Chattanooga picked it up. Also Chattanooga is the home of Royal Crown Cola. Because early soda based fountain drinks often contained cocaine, they were a "dope".

So serve a chocolate Moonpie and a RC Cola or a vanilla "Moonpie and a Big Orange Dope" (Nehi Orange) which was most popular here in East Tennessee and a local colloquialism

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added 13 days ago

This is a cute idea for phase of the eclipse cookies...https://communitytable...

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added 13 days ago

The news had a featured story about Eclipse donuts...chocolate glazed with a white outside edge.
Wonder if Eclipse brand gum is doing anything special?

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added 11 days ago

I saw an idea for 'rocket dogs' (as in space rocket). Hot dogs wrapped in pastry on a stick. Kids might like them.
Music - You are the sunshine of my ??love?? - Stevie wonder / Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Bill Withers??? / You are my sunshine my only sunshine - traditional not sure who / Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra / Moon River - Andy Williams. Oldies I know, but hey!

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added 7 days ago

Thought of another idea...Black Bean Dip (line a small bowl with plastic wrap, press dip into bowl, chill to firm) Remove from fridge right before serving, turn dip with plastic onto serving platter. Remove plastic and pipe sour cream around the base of dip (now it resembles the Eclipse!) serve with corn and blue chips,

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added 6 days ago

In NY Times today: https://www.nytimes.com...

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Nancy

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added 6 days ago

Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes)...for when the sun reappears, of course.
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added 6 days ago

Rick Stein (the British seafood chef) did a solar eclipse menu at his restaurant years ago. You can probably find the whole menu online somewhere but I remember he did squid or cuttlefish ink risotto or pasta for one course - he wanted everything black.

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added 5 days ago

Have you decided on a menu? Do let us know how it goes.
Thousands have arrived in our state (Oregon) for the eclipse. Traffic is a nightmare! Staying home and away from it all. I'll watch it on TV 😎.

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added 5 days ago

Not food but maybe a fun idea if it is not too late to inform your guests. We are having an eclipse picnic lunch at work on Monday. Dress code-- White and black.

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added 5 days ago

Serving Sunny D and Sun Chips. Here's the playlist I came up with
Bangles – Eternal Flame
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Smash Mouth – Walkin on the sun
Sugar Ray – Every Morning
Gravity Four – Chariots of Fire
Death Cab for Cutie – No Sunlight
The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness
Bill Withers – Aint no Sunshine
Coldplay – A Sky full of Starts
Chaim Topol – Sunrise/Sunset
Pink Floyd – Eclipse
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Duran Duran – New Moon on Monday
They Might Be Giants – Why does the Sun Shine
Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun
Marian Call – Good Morning Moon
Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Stevie Wonder – A Place in the Sun
George Michael/Elton John – Don’t let the Sun go Down on Me
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
The Beatles – Here comes the Sun
Hollywood Principal & Dr. Awkward – Solar Eclipses
Don McLean - Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
Cat Stevens – Moonshadow
The Beatles – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Carly Simon – You’re So Vain.

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added 2 days ago

Happy Eclipse Day!😎
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