What do you serve at a shindig?

United States
April 1, 2007 3:54pm CST
If you are like me, you love spreading the word about Firefly and Serenity by hosting Shindigs ( parties where you have friends over to watch Firefly). When I do a shindig I like to have themed snacks. Perhaps some strawberries, asisan noodles, fresh bao, and don't even ask about my attempt to make mudder's milk;-) Let's share some shindig recipes!Here's a a recipe for "Fruity Oaty Bars" from Serenity:Fruity Oaty Bars ¼ cup honey 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) margarine or butter 3 tablespoons granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon One 6-ounce package diced dried mixed fruit (about 1-1/3 cups) 1-1/2 cups crispy rice cereal 1 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1. In medium saucepan, heat honey, margarine, sugar and cinnamon over medium-low heat until margarine is melted, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in dried fruit, rice cereal and oats until evenly coated. 2. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
6 responses
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
8 Apr 07
Never had a shindig before. Sounds like a hell of an idea though. I might even try making those... fruit bar things.
• United States
8 Apr 07
Shindigs are super fun, I highly reccomend them. Nothing like a good "Hero of Canton" sing-a-long after a few glasses of mudder's milk!
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I don't have a specific recipe to add, but when my friends and I had a shindig, we did make bao. I must admit that we cheated because we bought the pre-made frozen kind and just steamed them on the stove. Oh, how about making Shepard's Pie? Something that has a lot of fresh rosemary? Or even something that uses a lot of apples?
• United States
2 Apr 07
Oh yeah! I forgot about apples! I usually get them without grenades....cause grenades cost extra :-)
@Pythonis (233)
• United States
1 Apr 07
You could do those ice planet things that River had in the movie- make a mold and put a tring in then fill it with sorbet and freeze it solid. Would be fun!
• United States
1 Apr 07
Ice planets are a great idea for summer shidigs! I think I would be like River though...and not be able to figure out how to eat them. "My food is problematic." :-)
@MellieC (783)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Oh man I wished I lived near you! I would love to go to a shindig but I don't have many friends that are into firefly around here :( Those Fruity Oaty Bars sound yummy! :)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Shindigs are a perfect way to GET your friends into firefly ;-) I'm happy to say that every friend I have showed it too has gotten hooked. It's so great, how could you not! :-)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Those sound really good. I don't have any recipes, because I've never been to a Shingdig, but strawberries are definitely a must. lol. They were the first thing that popped into my head when I read the topic.
• United States
1 Apr 07
Yeah, they are always a favorite and an absolute must.
@Swinghi (53)
• United States
10 Apr 07
That would be fun to have one in Utah, I don't know many people that know about them here.