Star Wars: Movie Theater Snack

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The time has come. After waiting what seems like forever, Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres tonight at theaters across the country. And it’s also one of the last Star Wars related posts here on SassySweetSF (see Star Wars makeup, Star Wars fashion and Star Wars pet accessories).

Paying a high price to get those movie tickets can be a damper on the wallet, but purchasing snacks is another feat. Movie theater popcorn is addicting, so obviously that is the one snack that will most likely be purchased (my hubby and I are seeing the movie tonight and share a layered large popcorn – regular, kettle, regular). Candy? Ice cream? Beverages? That’s a whole other story. In today’s post I’m going to share with you my movie theater hack for sneaking in a healthy snack that’s Star Wars themed.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate covered raisins (Darth Vader!)
  • 1 cup yogurt covered raisins (or any other yogurt covered goodness you enjoy) (Stormtroopers!)
  • 20 blue M&Ms (light side)
  • 20 green M&Ms (light side/Jedi)
  • 20 red M&Ms (dark side)
  • 1/2 cup almonds (dry roasted, optional)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (lightly salted, optional)
  • Optional: handful of sunflower seeds

To Prepare:

In a sandwich or larger Ziploc bag, pour in the dark chocolate covered raisins, yogurt raisins, three varieties of M&Ms, almonds, peanuts and sunflower seeds (optional). Zip up the bag and shake it to mix all the ingredients together. Slip it into your purse and you’re set for your sweet and savory treat.

Another thing to remember, is unless you’re really wanting that large Coca Cola with light ice, put a bottle of water in your purse to sneak into the theater.

I hope you truly enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens tonight. I know I will! 🙂

What are your favorite snacks to bring into a theater, movie themed or not?

xoxo,

Leigh

 

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Recipe: Hot Cider

It’s easy to say here in San Francisco that we have basically skipped over fall and plopped right into winter. The weather is chilly, yet sunny, and there’s a bite to the air. After having a great homemade hot cider at a friend’s house last weekend, I thought I’d give it a shot today since Sundays are usually my cooking days. After getting all my ingredients at the grocery store, I busted out my crock pot and started prepping.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 medium navel oranges
  • North Coast Organic Apple Cider 64 fl oz
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3-5 cinnamon sticks
  • Whole cloves
  • Whiskey or bourbon of your choice *optional*

To Prepare:

  1. Make sure your crock pot is 100% clean.
  2. Pour entire bottle of North Coast Organic Apple Cider into the crock pot and add the two tablespoons of brown sugar.
  3. With a whisk, mix together the brown sugar and apple cider.
  4. Poke holes in the top half of one of the oranges and add whole cloves (1 to 1 1.5 inches apart).
  5. Take the second orange and slice it up, 1/2 inch thick slices.
  6. Place the whole orange (with cloves in it) in the crock pot, as well as the orange slices, and add in the 3-5 cinnamon sticks.
  7. Turn the crock pot on and let it simmer for 4-6 hours.
  8. Ladle into mugs, and if desired, add another cinnamon stick as well as a bit of whiskey or bourbon.

This turned out great and will definitely be a staple in my household from here on out.

Did you try this recipe? Tell me how you liked (or didn’t like) it in the comments below.

xoxo,

Leigh

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup

On a rainy day like today nothing beats a hot bowl of soup to ease the chill of the cold weather.  In honor of the cold weather upon us, here’s an easy sweet potato-carrot soup to prepare. One thing you’ll definitely need to get this soup to the right consistency is an immersion blender. I purchased my Kitchen Aid blender from Target.

SweetPotatoSoup

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 medium yellow squash, peeled
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 1 small bag of peeled baby carrots
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 can pumpkin purée or one small squash, peeled and de-seeded
  • 2 tablespoons of Osem Chicken Soup Consomme
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Israeli soup croutons (optional)
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

1. Place all sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin (or squash), onion and garlic in a stock or soup pot with water.

2. Bring the water to a boil.

3. Once all the ingredients have boiled and are soft to the touch, blend all the ingredients together until no lumps are found in the soup.

4. Add your seasonings: salt, pepper, cayenne or any other seasoning you enjoy in soups.

5. Serve hot with Israeli soup croutons.

Did you enjoy this recipe? Let us know in the comments.

xoxo,

Leigh