A few days ago, in a kitchen not so far away . . .
. . . a class of Jedi Younglings gathered to reinforce (haha) their skills while celebrating the birthdays of two of their number. MoT’s resident StarWarsologist (and ranking Jedi Knight) was on the scene to ensure an appropriately Jedish revelry.
The evening began with the Initiates’ preparation of their Factryn meat pies. Ideally they would have used the Force, but apparently their skills were a little off this night so manual work was allowed. Factryn meat pies probably look like pepperoni pizza to you, but take note, dear reader, that these meat pies are prepared with slices of Bantha sausage, not pepperoni. Do you know what Bantha sausage tastes like? Pepperoni.
Judge me by my color, do you? The most appropriate beverage to pair with a Factryn meat pie is this lovely green punch that has a certain frothy and misty quality that evokes its planet of orgin, Dagobah. Although served in small quantities, it is strong, powerful and one cannot help but feel a little wiser for drinking it.
What is it called, you ask? Yoda soda, it is.
Finally, as is the case at birthday parties in so many galaxies, the meal was concluded with galactic cake (marbled, to symbolize the ‘light’ of the true Jedi’s path and the ‘darkness’ of the Sith). Formed in the shape of a lightsaber, that symbol of the Jedi’s attainment of manual dexterity along with absolute harmony with the Force, it was served with another Youngling favorite: Wookie Cookie ice cream.
MoT special consultant Jon B. described it as “not as clumsy or random as a blastercake: an elegant cake, for a more civilized age,” and we thank him for that excellent critique. True though Master Jon’s words may be, this Knight does recognize a discrepancy between this description and the general lack of civility observed during the Younglings’ sleep-over, especially a few hours past their bedtime. Perhaps a Blastercake would have been in order.