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LOTR Day

Sunday, October 25, 2009

This isn't LOTRO related except for sharing the mythos. Yesterday (Saturday) I had my 6th annual LOTR Day. The previous 5 years comprised solely of a movie marathon, the first culminating with a trip to the midnight showing of Return of the King. This year, however, I decided to do something a little different. Instead of sitting on the couch or floor for 13 hours straight, I thought we'd mix it up a bit. Inspired by a post on another blog, I set up a menu of 8 hobbit meals to have throughout the day as we watched the movies. The list went as followers:
  • Breakfast - Omellets with various filling including cheese, bacon, chives, and red peppers
  • Second Breakfast - Berries with whipped cream and/or yogurt
  • Elevensies - Bread and cheese (sharp cheddar and Gouda)
  • Luncheon - Chicken stuffed pastries
  • Afternoon Tea - Assorted teas and seed cake
  • Dinner - Green salad including spring mix, carrots, cucumber, egg, olives, and tomatoes
  • Supper - Lamb stew with potatoes, carrots, and onions
  • Dessert - Vanilla and peanut crunch cheese cake
We also had games going, predominantly LOTR Risk. The event was a huge success. 17 people attended, most for the whole duration - starting at 7:30 with Breakfast and ending at 10:30 with the completion of Return of the King. Of course, with 8 meals we ate every 2 hours or so, but the portions were small. Actually, they were perfect. Small enough to not overfill us but large enough to keep us satisfied until the next meal. With different people bringing a different meal, no one person was stuck in the kitchen the whole time or dropped a lot of coin on a lot of food. It's hard express in words how pleased I am with how everything turned out - everybody had a great time. Both pictures and video do not do it justice either, but I have both: a photobucket set and a YouTube vid. Enjoy.

5 Responses to "LOTR Day"

Thallian Says:

Looks like fun! I wish I was there! :D

Moormur Says:

Has it really been five years?

Yeebo Says:

Neat idea!

Jaxom92 Says:

@ Moormur

Yes. Return of the King came out in 2003. 6 years really... Crazy huh?

Longasc Says:

Awesome photobucket set! :)