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Lost themed dinner ideas anyone? Part 1. 
Jan. 28, 2010 1:03 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2010 9:58 am
I won't lie. I'm a fan of lost. It has me excited that the final season is coming up! Finally, so many questions will be answered! At least, I hope they will be answered. I was thinking of having some fun with this final season and doing some Lost-themed dinners with my boyfriend on the nights we watch Lost together. Here are a few of my LOST dinner ideas (and a bit about what inspired them).

I have to do some sort of pork recipe. I'm not a big pork eater, neither is my boyfriend, but with all the boar John Locke used to catch and how last season ended (not giving away any spoilers for people who didn't catch it, though if you're a fan how could you have missed it?!?) I think doing something John Locke inspired is appropriate. We do both love teriyaki so I feel that the Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe is something that is both appropriate to the theme (there's a pineapple on top! Pineapples scream tropical, right?) and something we'll both be happy to eat. Along side I'm thinking of serving some DARMA inspired Microwave Potato Chips. What's better to eat while watching your favorite program than a sandwich and some potato chips? Nothing I wager. I'm also thinking of doing a tropical fruit salad, maybe something like this Spicy Mango Salad to round out the meal and of course, nothing is more tropical than Mango! Oh, and a nice final touch would maybe be a Mangorita. Like a margarita, only with more mango. I'll just save one of my pinapple slices and stick it on the side of the glass and I'll be all ready for my favorite show.

One of my favorite characters on the show, and someone of great comic relief is, of course, Hurley. My boyfriend and I still quote his infamous line "Don't worry guys, I'm spry!" when jumping out of the way of a trap set by that crazy French chick. My next dinner would have to be a Hurley inspired dinner. What screams Hurley more than Chicken Fried Chicken? Not only did Hurley work at a chicken joint, he also won the lottery and owned the whole fried chicken franchise! At this point I'm tempted to make more microwave potato chips since Hurley horded some for himself from the DARMA stash, but I think another condiment he horded needs to make an appearance in this meal. Maybe some Cheesy Ranch New Red Potatoes would not only round out the meal but be a great tribute to Hurley's giant tub of DARMA ranch dressing. I think a nice salad, like the Classic Tossed Salad, would be a good accompaniment to the meal and fits with the green, vibrate forest deal on the island as well. To drink? Well, how about some good ol' boxed wine with a DARMA logo pasted on. It might not be the best wine ever, but it fits well with the LOST theme.

I need to be off and ponder more culinary possibilities that tie into my favorite Lost characters. I have to come up with 14 more meals! The final season is supposed to be 16 episodes long. Only 16! Sigh.
Jan. 28, 2010 2:24 pm
I love it! How about something Korean for what's their names and something with PB for the girl that had Aaron and was craving PB?
Jan. 28, 2010 7:01 pm
It's coming! I hear a lot of characters that bit the dust are on their way back. I'll have some PB and some Asian, middle eastern, French (why not!) and various other themed dishes. It will make the themed dinners varied and fun!
Jan. 29, 2010 1:42 pm
Great blog! I love Lost and will try some of your menu ideas- thanks!!
Feb. 1, 2010 9:58 am
Love your menu ideas! You'll have to let us know after tomorrow night how everything came out. P.S. Bring back Charlie, please! :)
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I hope to be a future teacher. Right now I major in English and Political Science. One day I might aspire to be a local politician - who knows! Maybe even an acclaimed author. Oooh, acclaim! Right now my possibilities are endless. I also love to cook. I live with my best friend, my god child and my boyfriend. We're all a happy little family in which I do all the cooking since no one else in the house likes to cook. I also watch my god child one day a week and we try to do kid friendly recipes together to introduce her to cooking and nutrition. I try to plan meals but we usually end up going to the market once or twice a week to pick up food items on sale. Almost everything in my pantry, fridge and freezer come from a sale. We try and be very conscious of how we spend our money and what we spend it on. I have a coupon book and I do clip coupons regularly but we usually just end up getting "the store brand" of whatever is on sale because it's always cheaper anyway.
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I have a lot of favorite things to cook! This Christmas my boyfriend gifted me my first ever stand mixer. I try and use it at least a few times a week to show him I appreciate the gift. I've been making a lot of breads from scratch in my household. I also love love love to use my slow cooker! It not only makes delicious roasts, soups and sides but it makes them super easy too. I do go to school and I do have a lot of things to take care of at home, so when I know I'm busy I just throw something in the slow cooker and it always turns out fabulously! I make the best, non fried, not butter rich hot wings for my little sister who is a junk food enthusiast. My turkey three-cheese lasagna is a highly requested recipe by my junk food loving sister as well as my healthy conscious boyfriend. It's a recipe that can't be beat. I also do a four hour roasted chicken that is requested in my household a few times a month. I tend to do it on weekends when I have four hours at home to spare.
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My mother is not the best cook in the world. My grandmother, on the other hand, has made everything from scratch since she was a little girl. Growing up I remember helping her cook before she moved to another state. We had a great time together and she is my inspiration for learning to cook myself and not just eating the junk food, frozen food and canned food readily available in the house I grew up in.
My cooking triumphs
My mother made THE WORST everything, especially pot roast. Her idea of a pot roast was to stick a piece of meat in water in a steamer and let it cook all day, as if it were in a slow cooker. That was not good eats. My boyfriend is a huge fan of pot roast and I happened to have won a slow cooker last year at his family's gift exchange. I decided to chance it and make my first ever pot roast that hopefully didn't taste like shoe. It was amazing and delicious! I was so happy and now it's something we both enjoy eating regularly, usually when roasts go on sale at the market.
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What's tragic right now is that I don't have a BBQ! We've recently moved and while I have my whole kitchen set up I lack a BBQ in my yard.
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