Browsed by
Tag: Recipes

My Hobbit Menu

My Hobbit Menu

During the Weekend Surprise Getaway that I planned for my husband, I created an entire hobbit menu complete with all the important meal times:

  1. Breakfast
  2. Second Breakfast
  3. Elevensies
  4. Lunch
  5. Afternoon Tea
  6. Dinner
  7. Supper

Here was the menu I created, with help from a little Google to know what hobbits like to eat:

A Hobbit Menu

If you missed the post about how I created the crisped edges on the parchment paper in the picture above, please click here.

My husband really got a kick out of having an entire hobbit meal plan, so much so that I plan to reuse this for a Hobbit movie marathon sometime with our friends. I spent 3-4 evenings before our getaway cooking everything on this menu, except for the meat pie and the dinner rolls.

Without further ado, here is the meal plan!

Breakfast (9AM):

Stone House Rock: A Hobbit Menu - First Breakfast

Breakfast was Lavender Lemon Muffins with coffee. The lavender lemon muffins were easy to make, other than finding cooking lavender, which I eventually ordered off of Amazon. 

Also, I just love the atmosphere in the hobbit hole! A small fireplace, a chess table/dining table, all the coffee and tea you could want and a “barrel” of water up on the wall. So cute. So quaint. So much craftsmanship and love.

Second Breakfast (10 AM):

Stone House Rock: A Hobbit Menu - Second Breakfast

We moved outside to continue drinking our coffee while I used the camp stove to heat up the sausage. Second breakfast included the coffee, sausage and nonfat Greek yogurt with blueberries. There wasn’t a lot to prep here, but I wanted to make sure we got some good protein for the day, since it seems that hobbits love baked goods!

Elevensies (11 AM):

Stone House Rock: A Hobbit Menu - Elevensies

Of course elevensies is at 11 AM. Our elevensies snack was Elven Lembas Bread. While this is an Elvish snack and not 100% perfect for a hobbit menu… I couldn’t resist! I found many different recipes online and tried the one that looked the most appealing. In reality, Elven Lembas Bread is supposed to be a food that a single bit will sustain you for an entire day. In our world, we can’t quite match that with a baked good! Instead, I went for a sweet option. 

My husband LOVED these, so I know I’ll be making them again sometime soon… but perhaps a no sugar version, since these are full of sugar!

Lunch (1 PM):

Stone House Rock: A Hobbit Menu - Lunch

Again, since we were having a lot of sugary/baked goods, I wanted to make sure that we had a balanced, nutritional meal plan for the day. I made a “Forest Salad” with a lot of different ingredients. This was our main source of veggies for the day, so we ate quite a bit!

Afternoon Tea (3 PM):

Stone House Rock: A Hobbit Menu - Afternoon Tea

For afternoon tea, I baked Bilbo’s Tea Cake. I cut two slices off of this and wrapped them up to take with us into the town of Chelan. We got some chai tea lattes at a coffee shop and sat outside on a bench to munch on the tea cake.

Definitely delicious, but also super dense food. A single slice is more than filling, especially when you feel like you’ve been eating nonstop all day long!

Dinner (6 PM):

Stone House Rock: A Hobbit Menu - Dinner

I sauteed green beans with garlic for dinner along with “Rosie’s Shire Pie.” I didn’t make this pie. Instead, I bought it from a local pie shop that delivers on Amazon Fresh. It was a lamb pie. I did have to cook it before leaving for this getaway, or else it would have taken forever to cook while here. It still took nearly 30 minutes to heat up in a dutch oven!

Supper (8 PM):

Stone House Rock: A Hobbit Menu - Supper

I wanted to keep things light for supper, so I made a homemade cream of mushroom soup and paired it with a dinner roll. Hobbits apparently love mushrooms, so I had to put something with mushrooms on the hobbit menu. It was a great end to a full day. Ha!

What would you put on the menu for your hobbit menu? 


Please subscribe below if you’ve enjoyed this post and would like to receive notification of new posts!

Coconut Milk Shrimp

Coconut Milk Shrimp

I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine and thought it was so delicious! You are supposed to serve it over rice, but we didn’t. I think it would be scrumptious either way!

The recipe itself is very easy and takes 20-25 minutes tops (depending on how slow you are at cutting a carrot into matchsticks… I’m very slow, haha!)

This recipe serves four and is 369 calories per serving (plus whatever rice you eat).

The ingredients are:

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tsp. red chile flakes
  • 15 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 lb. shelled and deveined medium shrimp
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges

20141220-075749-28669416.jpg

Step 1: Prep the onion, carrot, tomato and cilantro.

Step 2: Heat the oil in your frying pan. Once heated, you cook the onion, carrot and chile flakes until the onion is soft. (About 3 minutes.)

Step 3: Stir in the coconut milk.

20141220-075745-28665694.jpg

Step 4: Add the tomato and shrimp and cook until the shrimp is pink. (About 4 minutes.)

Step 5: Serve with rice (or cauliflower rice) and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
20141220-075747-28667528.jpg

That’s it! Super simple, quick and so delicious! You can make it spicier by adding more chile flakes, or if you don’t like any spiciness… just leave the chile flakes out altogether.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

[jetpack_subscription_form subscribe_text=”Like this post? Please subscribe to receive new posts via email!”]