Slightly OT: Need snack advice for Enterprise premier

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  1. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Some High School buddies are coming over Wed night to watch Enterprise. Over the last 20 years, we have tried to get together to watch the premier of Star Trek: The Movie, STNG, etc. I'm drawing a total blank as to what kinds of snacks/food to have.
    I tried to get some "Romulian Ale" sold at the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas. But the $40 case of beer costs $120 with shipping and handling (no joke) and although I love these guys, it's a bit much.
    So I'm not looking for futuristic foods, but just tasty, prepare-beforehand snack foods. (I'm handicapped by a year of dieting. I actually like Jickima sticks and raw suger-peas now. [​IMG] )
    I could go simple: Chips, dips, salsa, microwave popcorn, a good dark-ale.
    I could go a little up-scale: Baked Brie, baguette, cooked shrimp & cocktail sauce, antipasto tray (Salamie, olives, cheese, peppers), beer and wine.
    Note: I will be recording the show on my Dish recorder so it's no problem to pause the show for people to refill their plates, bio-breaks, etc.
    So guys, help me out with your favorite snack ideas.
     
  2. Chris

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    Go with a nice red wine.. which conjurs up good links with several episodes & films of trek, notably TNG's "Family"
    Kool-Aid that changes color is also a neat trick.. and reminiscent of the "fizzies" that Guynan served
    You can always go with Fish.. which was a joke in more then 4 episodes and one movie.
    After that, just go with normal crap. Too much wasted time being too-trek like. After all, the most common food served on any of the series was Chicken Noodle Soup.
    CW
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    Marsh Melons and Beans&Bourbon
    Seriously though, I'm intrigued by this "baked Brie". What is it?
     
  4. Dan Paolozza

    Dan Paolozza Stunt Coordinator

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    Whatever you decide on, make sure there's wine. And toast to all of us who had to haggle and compromise with their wives just to lock down that precious prime-time hour of television. I managed to secure 2 per week, and the other hour is in jeopardy because it's on a more popular TV day (Tuesday). [​IMG]
    My constructive advice? Don't break you back over it. Go with cool drinks and normal foods, or the other way around. I think the fact that you're putting effort into the whole thing will make it memorable enough.
     
  5. Bill Catherall

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    I'm not having a party and I'm not going all Trekked out. But I will be enjoying some home made Buffalo Wings, my favorite finger food, while watching the much anticipated Enterprise.
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  6. Bob McElfresh

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    He He. I wasnt looking for "trek" foods, just advice for munchies.
    Baked brie - this is the famous french "Stinky Cheese" sold in pie-wedges at the deli/cheese counter. You stick it under a broiler for a few minutes to get it hot & soft, then spread it on slices of bagguette (thin loaf of french bread). Goes well with wine.
    So I think I will go with this menu:
    • Chicken Wing platter - Safeway
    • Tortilla Chips, Guacmolie (sp?), salsa, or perhaps a 5-layer dip (low-fat Refried Beans mixed with salsa, layer of sour-cream, layer of Guac, layer of chopped black olives, top layer of shredded lettuce - in case the non-Californians want to know what this is).
    • Vegi Tray: Jickima, Sliced bell peppers, carrots, sugar-peas & Ranch dressing for a dip. (This is to balance the greasy/fatty foods with some high SAF (Spousal Acceptance Factor) items) [​IMG]
    • Drinks: Negria Modello dark ale, Pepsi, Pepsi One (diet), a bottle of my favorite Resling wine.
    Any thoughts on Desert? I could get a chocolate cake from the store, or perhaps I could get daughter 2of3 to make fresh Chocolate Chip cookies (these dont require plates/forks to eat). Any lighter suggestions?
     
  7. DougWright

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    Dan
    Better start being nice to the wife now, the premiere is 2 hours and you need to lock down an extra hour.
    Myself, it will be wings and Coca-Cola, 2 standards that will not fade with time.
    Here's hoping the show is great!
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  8. Don Black

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    Not to be the dull one, but Earl Gray Tea of course!
     
  9. Dan Paolozza

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    Well, where Riesling and Brie strike me as an odd combo...chacun sont gout! (No accent keys, sorry).
    Man, I'm so hooped. I didn't know Enterprise was two hours...this is going to cost me.
    Anyone know some great flowers that are in season, which I can present to the wife for the premier of Enterprise? Or does that constitute a new thread?
     
  10. Todd Hostettler

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    Mmm-m-m-mm-m... Tribble McNuggets...
     
  11. Bill Catherall

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    Mmmm...my Buffalo Wings were good! [​IMG] A little too hot though. I'll have to adjust the recipe. (I'm still experimenting.)
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