Sunday, 13 January 2008

Skulking, yet more Star Wars Food & a little Competition

We're going to make some muffins with the Galactic Ginger Jam, aka Orange & Ginger Marmalade (seen below). The little competition - we'd like your Star Wars theme ideas for a name please.
To enter leave a comment with your suggestion for the name of the muffins. If we pick your name as the winner you could win a little prize. This is just for a bit of fun and the prize is not going to make your day, or even your year, but it could put a smile on your face. Ideas please by the end of the month. That's midnight GMT on Thursday 31st January 2008.
The name should have a Star Wars theme and is for Orange and Ginger Marmalade Muffins, using our Galactic Ginger Jam.
Rules can be changed at the last moment and judges say is final... etc... etc...

Now on to some more Star Wars food... I can assure you that somebody was harmed and feelings were bruised in the making of one of the following...

Ewok Eggs (to serve 4 for lunch)
4 large organic freerange eggs
Large handful of chopped spring onions/salad onions
1/4 cup of double cream
salt and pepper to season
Tablespoon of oil

In a bowl whisk the eggs, double cream, add salt and pepper to season.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the chopped spring onions, fry lightly until softened. Add the egg mixture and cook on a low heat. Give it a stir every 30 seconds or so and cook until you think the eggs are ready. Some people like their eggs runny, some firm. I overcooked ours today - by a long way!

Ewoked Savoy Cabbage with Han Solo Jamon and Galactic Ginger Jam Sauce
Half a large savoy cabbage, finely sliced
Spanish Jamon (we used this Jamón Iberico de Bellota) rough pieces about 1cm in diameter
Tablespoon of Galactic Ginger Jam - You could always use orange marmalade & grated fresh ginger.
Tablespoon of Teriyaki Sauce
Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Heat olive oil in a wok (or ewok as we now call it). Add Jamon, cook for 2 minutes then add savoy cabbage, cook for 2 minutes. Shake it around the pan then add the Galactic Ginger Jam and Teriyaki Sauce. Cook for further couple of minutes. You might want to add a tablespoon of hot water if you think it needs it.

A bowl of Galactic Ginger Jam
as I wasn't organised with enough clean and sterlised jam jars when I made it!

While cutting the jamon off the bone I cut my hand. After crashing about and shouting at husband that he should have cut the stupid stuff, I cleaned it, sprayed it with Savlon and covered it with a plaster (a blue one so I could feel like a real cook!). I will at some point apologise to Hubs but for now I'm skulking, (not sulking). I also burned the eggs and had to scrape off the top so that nobody had to eat the burnt bits. Poor Hubs, poor children!

Anyway, changes are afoot in the Little Foodies household, more of which next week.


slush said...

One question, old school star wars, or new school? Big difference there. ;)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Slush, Definitely a difference but on this occasion - either. I'll be honest the judges are a little fickle. Some days very much old school, other days definitely new school. Something about being under 7 years old I think. I will try and guide them and always boringly believe that good triumphs over bad if that helps.
Which reminds me seeing you there that I have some cupcakes to make for you too! x

Marie said...

Haha, I love the Ewok eggs. My son wanted to be Chewbacca one year for Halloween. I think he must have been about 9 at the time. He is now 32!!! He would so have loved to eat Ewok eggs for breakfast! XXOO

Marie said...

oh yeh . . . Chewie Muffins (you know, after chewbacca)

katiez said...

Hmmm, doesn't Hubs know that cutting the Spanish ham is clearly his job?
On the other hand you get to wear a pretty (I hope) blue plaster!

glamah16 said...

This is really cute. What fun for your kids! Sorry about the cut. That's the worst feeling, yet we still keep at it in the kitchen.

Tartelette said...

I just got caught up on your Star Wars series...Loving it. I don't think there is a bigger fan than my brother though: his daughter is Leia and his son his Lucas (for George Lucas)!! I know...weird...:)
Can't think of something right this second...brb!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Marie, did he dress up as Chewie?
The eggs were good, minus the burned bits on the bottom of the pan. Chewie Muffins noted! Thanks for playing along.

Hi Katie, I think he does now. Though not pretty the plaster is a bit more uniform, I still like it.

Hi Glamah16, Thank you. The cut is nothing, it was just irritating to do it at the time. You know how it is.

Hi Helen, Thank you. Your brother is definitely a fan.

Thank you for your comments.
Amanda x

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

This one is sure fun. I think I need to serve my boys those Ewok eggs some day when we're visiting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Amanda, I'm sure little and small will certainly enjoy this journey - Star Wars - Little will no doubt come up with some cracking good names for your cooking - the cabbage sounds delicious and I will definitely
try this for myself - Hubby doesn't like cabbage - but I could eat a plate full with nothing else.
I don't know how you keep coming up with all these new ideas - lucky Little and Small to have such a super Mama - Love Mxxxx

Deborah said...

I'm afraid I don't know enough about Star Wars to name your muffin, but I'll for sure take some of those Ewok eggs!!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Tanna, I think they'd like them.

Hi Mum, thank you!! xx

Hi Deborah, the eggs seemed to be the favourite while eating and the same with people reading. They were good.

Thank you for your comments.
Amanda x

Pat said...

You could do X-wing fighters muffins. Cut the tops like butterfly cakes with a bit of the jam holding the wings.

Tell Small I was wondering where Mr. Jingles got off to when he went out to play. Ask him if Mr. Cheeky also comes to play.

Sylvie said...

Sorry to hear about your little accident. I must be just about the clumsiest person in the kitchen and burn or cut myself at least once a week.
What about Muftak Marmelade Muffins?! Can you see I like alliterations?! ;)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Pat, great idea! I asked Small - he said he's never seen Mr Cheeky here but will now look for him.

Hi Sylvie, I'm very clumsy too! I had to look up what alliteration meant... ;) ;)

Thank you for your comments.
Amanda x

Pat said...

:) Cheeky is a bit on the shy side if he does come across him. Jingles can be quite mischievious.


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