12 Days of Star Wars

#12Days of Star Wars Instagram Challenge Nerds

Nerds!! There are only 11 days left till our eyes behold the next installment in the Star Wars saga. (10 if you plan on going on Thursday night!) This Star Wars is going to have a decidedly different flavor than the 7 that have preceded it. There will be no scrawl at the beginning of the film. It’s going to take place in a timeline that we are familiar with but with a whole slew of new characters. And I, personally, am on the edge of my seat waiting for opening night!! I can barely contain my excitement!

I’m doing a Star Wars Challenge over on Instagram to give myself an outlet for all my Star Wars joy! Come play! @nerdinthesand #12DaysofStarWars

#12Days of Star Wars Instagram Challenge Nerds

What are you most looking forward to seeing in Rogue One? Brand new characters like Jyn Orso, Captain Cassian Andor, K-2SO and Director Orson Krennic? The return of familiar characters like Mon Mothma, Bail Organa and Darth Vader himself? Perhaps you’re pumped to see how it’s going to set up the story to lead right into our beloved Original Trilogy? I can’t decide which part I’m most excited about.

I just know that every time a new Star Wars comes out I feel like I did in 1999 when The Phantom Menace came out and my friends, family and I waited in line for hours for that midnight showing.

I grew up with Star Wars (this you already know) so there was never a time when it wasn’t a part of my world. I don’t remember the first time I saw Episodes IV, V and VI. But I do remember when the news hit that George was finally going to give us a prequel trilogy. The impossible had become possible. There would be more Star Wars in our future!! I felt almost the same way in 2012 when Disney announced it’s acquisition of Star Wars and that  the purchase would mean that once again, the Star Wars universe would be expanding.

So yeah…I’m pumped! There is no fandom that hits me the way Star Wars does. No fandom has ever come close. And I think…no fandom ever will.

Get your tickets for Rogue One TODAY!

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“May the joy be with you!”

Day 11: Wookie-ookies and Bantha Milk

Santa is the coolest. He brings presents, has a magic sleigh and has hundreds of adorable elves working for him round the clock. So if Santa is the coolest, then it stands to reason that Santa’s favorite movie is probably Star Wars. Am I right? I mean, Star Wars is the best movie ever, it has to be his favorite.

So instead of boring old milk and cookies for the big guy, this year I made him Wookie-ookies and a tall glass of Bantha milk (straight off Aunt Beru’s kitchen table) to wash it down. Check out the recipes below and give em a try. I’m sure Santa has had his fill of gingerbread men and sugar cookies with plain old milk from a cow.

Wookie-ookies (this recipe comes from the Wookie Cookie Cookbook by Robin Davis)

-2 1/4 c. flour

-1 tsp. baking soda

-1 tsp. salt

-1 tsp. ground cinnamon

-1 c. unsalted butter (room temp)

-1 c. light brown sugar (packed)

-1/2 c. granulated sugar

-2 large eggs

-1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

-1 c. milk chocolate chips

-1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put the flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir together till well mixed. Set aside. Then put butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in another mixing bowl. Mix together til well mixed and creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Then add flour mixture and stir will well mixed. Stir in both kinds of chocolate chips. Scoop up rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake. Take out of oven when the sides turn lightly brown and put on a cooling rack till you serve.

Bantha Milk (I got this recipe from scifi.about.com and it is by Amelia Hill)

-1 c. vanilla soy milk, well chilled

-1/2 tsp. unsweetened blue fruit punch mix

-1 Tbsp. sugar

Combine all ingredients in a jar or container with a tight lid. Shake well until fruit punch mix has dissolved completely. Drink will be frothy.
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Serve together and enjoy!