Monday, May 11, 2015

How I Met Your Mother Dinner

In honor of Mother's Day we are doing a "How I Met Your Mother" dinner!  We picked some of our very favorite episodes and compiled a wonderful menu!

We had Marshall and Ted's Sub Sandwiches, Slutty Pumpkin Soup, The Pineapple Incident Salsa, The Dirty Mother Cocktail, and Sombitches Cookies.

Marshall and Ted's Sub Sandwiches
As you probably remember, when Ted tells his children stories that have to do with him and his friends smoking an illegal substance, they replace it with sandwiches. I adapted this recipe.

Ingredients: (makes six)
6 Hoagie Rolls
Sliced Honey Ham 
Thin Sliced Mozzarella 
1/2 stick of butter
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix butter and Italian seasoning
3. Assemble sandwich with the rest of the ingredients
4. Bake for 10 minutes

Slutty Pumpkin Soup
I'm sure you remember the Slutty Pumpkin from the Halloween Party that Ted has been dying to meet!  She inspired this soup!  We bought an awesome Sweet Potato and Pumpkin bisque in a box and it was sure tasty!

The Pineapple Incident Salsa:
If you recall there is an episode when Ted gets pretty drunk and he wakes up in the morning and must retrace his steps to find out what happened last night.  His evidence is a stranger in his bed and a pineapple.  I found the recipe here and adapted it. 

1 Mango
1 cup of pineapple
2 red peppers
1 sweet onion
6 Roma tomatoes 
1/4 cup of Cilantro
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 teaspoon of rosemary
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Assemble and mix well.
Serve chilled. 

The Dirty Mother Cocktail
I'm sure Barney created this one!
1 part Tequila
1 part Kahlua 
1 part Whipping Cream

Sombitches cookies
The Mother gives Lily these cookies on the Jitney on their way out to the Hamptons.  Found and slightly altered this recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2.Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, creamy peanut butter until smooth.
3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until blended.
4. Stir together flour and baking soda and salt.
5. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. 
6. Take a Rolo and surround with dough. 
7. Bake for 12 minutes.

These cookies were the BOMB!!!

The episodes we watched were: The Slutty Pumpkin, The Pineapple Incident, Swarley, Slapbet, Showdown, Slapsgiving, Naked Man, Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap, Tick Tick Tick, and P.S. I love you.  Obviously the Slapbet and Robin Sparkles factored prominently in our decisions!

If you liked this post, check out our Californication and Parks and Recreation Dinner!

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