BIG NEWS for EATDRINKBE

Hey Everyone! I couldn’t wait to announce that I am now officially able to post my recipes and share on Yummly!!!!  Go check out www.yummly.com if you haven’t already.  It is amazing.  A wonderful resource for new recipe inspiration.  And, you can create a FREE account and save all your favorites in one place!!!

Since I’m new, I’ve only been able to post a few recipes.  Please bear with me as I add them.  You can also add them by simply pressing the YUM Button at the end of my recipes!

The first recipe I added was my Perfect Pasta Salad

Perfect Pasta Salad

Perfect Pasta Salad

Here’s where you can find this EATDRINKBE Kari recipe on Yummly:

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Here is my Yummly Page where you can find all my Recipes

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<3 Just Another Way To Share The Love Of Food <3

Eat, Drink & Be Kari

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STAR WARS BIRTHDAY PARTY

STAR WARS

EPISODE V

DASH STRIKES BACK

DASH'S 5th BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!!

DASH’S 5th BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!! Death Star Cake Pop Face!

Dash is in LOVE with Star Wars.  He used to be obsessed with Thomas the Train….now, STAR WARS is where it’s at!  Seriously, he can tell you all sorts of useless information.  He even schooled his Dentist when Dr. James made an incorrect statement.  So funny.  Gotta love him!

Anywho, for those who might be thinking about a Star Wars Party in the future, I hope this helps with some ideas.  It all turned out supercute and everyone had a blast!  I also used SIMONEMADEIT.com for Custom Party Printables.  She has a TON of different Party Themes.  Check it out!!! You just choose what you want to print, and she has a ton of different options. (Invitations, Banners, Party Favors, Food/Drink Cards, Jedi Training, Jedi Certificate, Thank You Notes…all customizable!!!)  Amazing, Looked Awesome, and saved me a TON of Time since I was doing the food.  I HIGHLY recommend it!!! LifeSaver!!!

First, the Decorations.  We saved a TON of $$$ by using Mark and Rhett’s old Star Wars toys.  It turned out AWESOME and was definitely the frugal way to go.  It let me use the old toys, but kept them out of the way of all the kids so they remained intact and didn’t get broken at the party!

Decor

All Free except Balloons!

All Free except Balloons!

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Printables & Old Toys

Printables & Old Toys

Welcome Sign for Front Door & Jedi Training Checklist

Welcome Sign for Front Door & Jedi Training Checklist

Printable

Printable

MIll Falcon

Millennium Falcon

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INVITATIONS

INVITATIONS

Jedi Knight Certificate & Party Favors

Jedi Knight Certificate & Party Favors

Jedi Knight Certificate

Jedi Knight Certificate

Party Favors

Party Favors

Jedi Knight Training

LightSaber Training

Turn Pool Noodles into LIGHTSABERS!!!

Turn Pool Noodles into LIGHTSABERS!!!

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These were so easy to make, and the HIT of the Party!!!!

Take a regular pool noodle and slice it in half.

Using the sliced half, cover with sliver duct tape.

Then, using colored electrical tape, Decorate!

The Kids could wail on each other, but not get hurt!

AWESOME!!!!

(these DID take time to make, do in advance with a glass, or two, of wine!!!!)

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Even Princess Leia was into it!!!

Even Princess Leia was into it!!!

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Story

Story

Dash

Dash

Storm Trooper Blaster Training

Storm Trooper Ballons

Storm Trooper Ballons

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I took some nerf guns and TONS of bullets and let them go to town!

All the kids loved this one!

We ended up letting them go one at a time.

That way they could see who popped it first!

Dash, Birthday Boy, gets first turn!

Dash, Birthday Boy, gets first turn!

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I also made Jedi Robes by cutting brown sheets lengthwise and adding a neck hole.  Again, cheap, easy, and the boys LOVED it!  Tied with Twine!

I also made Jedi Robes by cutting brown sheets lengthwise and adding a neck hole. Again, cheap, easy, and the boys LOVED it! Tied with Twine and leftover sheet strips!

Detonator Training

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Pass around a light up bouncy ball until it stopped glowing.  Whoever has it…OUT.  Last Man left, WINS!!!!

And, of course, you gotta have a:

DARTH VADER PINATA

Darth Vader

Darth Vader Piñata

Birthday Boy gets first Swing!

Birthday Boy gets first Swing!

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FOOD

The Spread

The Spread

LightSabers

LightSabers

LightSabers: Pretzel Rods dipped in Candy Melts!

Light Sabers & Darth Dogs

Light Sabers & Darth Dogs

Darth Dogs: Cocktail Weenies Baked in Crescent Roll Dough w/ herbs, poppy-seeds & cheese.

Sith Slaw

Sith Slaw

Homemade. Organic. A Mix between Pimento Cheese & Cheese Slaw. So yummy, will post recipe soon!

crackers

Droid Dippers

Snap Peas, Cracker Assortment, Carrot Chips

Leia's Gold

Leia’s Gold

Goldfish.

Wookie Cookies.

Wookie Cookies

Teddy Grahams

Yoda

Yoda

Grapes & Marshmallows & Raisins

Obi-Pop-Kenobi

Obi-Pop-Kenobi

Popcorn. M&M’s. Golden Raisins.

Drink Table

Drink Table

Yoda Soda

Yoda Soda

7-Up & Lime Sherbet

Padawan Pumch

Padawan Punch

Prosecco, Pomegranate Juice & Seeds

Bloody Mauls

Bloody Mauls

Homemade Bloody Marys

Beer

Beer

Water Bottles

Water Bottles

Jedi Juice, Hoth H2O, Warrior Water

Ice Bucket

Ice Bucket

DeathStar Cake Pops

DeathStar Red Velvet Cake Pops

DeathStar Red Velvet Cake Pops

At-At Centerpiece

At-At Centerpiece

Star Wars Cake Pops

Star Wars Cake Pops

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* STAR WARS *

* STAR WARS *

eat.drink.be Kari

Easy Entertaining

~ Easy Entertaining ~

Beautiful & Delicious

Beautiful & Delicious

Now that the weather is warming up, we all want to entertain.  I am going through some old photos and finding some cute, easy ideas to pass along.  Enjoy!

Above: Roll a Log of Goat Cheese in fresh chopped herbs and lemon zest.  Garnish with Chive Flower (I believe I used fresh organic thyme, chives, parsley, lemon zest, s&p)

 

Table Display

Bright & Colorful Display Ideas

Starting Bottom to Left: Herbed Goat Cheese, Edamame Hummus & Fresh Veggies, Caprese Bites, Radish & Herbed Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Foraged Quinoa and Berry Salad, Drunken Pasta, Smothered Greek Hummus, Baked Brie with Grapes and Thyme

This was actually for another BookClub that I hosted.  I tried to use all my own produce and herbs and local ingredients.  I had chosen the book Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter.  I needed more lettuce than I had, so I even foraged dandelion greens from my yard!!!  Gotta keep with the spirit of the book!  I have some of the pics, so I’ll post them.  Not 100% of all the recipes, but I’ll do my best to remember what I can.

 

Veggie & Hummus

Veggie & Hummus

Just Slice Veggies of your choice and put a dip in the middle!

 

Edamame Hummus:

1 package Organic Edamame (cooked & drained)

1-2 T organic Tahini

2 Cloves Organic Garlic

1 Organic Lemon Zest & Juice (or lime)

1/2 – 1 Jalapeño (to taste)

1 T Organic Chili Powder

Put in Blender or Food Processor.  Blend.  Drizzle in GOOD, LIGHT ORGANIC EVOO until desired consistency (4-7 T)  I kept this one a bit more rustic rather than creamy.  Less EVOO….healthier.  Put in cute serving dish and sprinkle with Chili Powder or Paprika. Cilantro is also good in this!

Makes a great

Use a Variety of Veggies & Color Coordinate!

Caprese Bites

Caprese Bites

Pretty Basic:

Layer Basil, Mozzarella & Tomato on Fork

Drizzle with GOOD Balsamic Vinegar & EVOO

salt & pepper

Radish Tea Sammies

Herbed Radish Tea Sammies

Supereasy.  Bought Tea Sized Rye/Pumpernickel Bread.  Made a custom herb cream cheese to spread.  (soften 1 package organic cream cheese, blend herbs of choice, salt & pepper.  I think I used thyme, chives & parsley)  Slice Radishes.  Top with 2 Radish Slices and Sprinkle with Fresh Herbs (thyme & chives)

 

Foraged Quinoa & Berry Salad

Foraged Quinoa & Berry Salad

Variety of lettuce and foraged greens, Quinoa (cooked & cooled), My Fresh Raspberries, Local Blueberries, Local Goat Cheese (could substitute Feta or another creamy cheese….I like the tanginess the goat cheese) s&p.  Tossed with Lavender Balsamic and drizzled with EVOO.

Brie, Grapes, Thyme & Lavender Balsamic

Brie, Grapes, Thyme & Lavender Balsamic

Beautiful & Delicious!

Top Brie with Grapes, Lavender Balsamic, Fresh Thyme, s&p

Bake 400 7-10 mins.

DEVOUR!!!

Lemon, Cucumber, Mint

Lemon, Cucumber, Mint

So Refreshing!

eat.drink.be

Kari