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Apr 6, 2011 07:40 PM

Yuri's Night nibbles - ideas?

I'm hosting a "Yuri's Night" party this Saturday, celebrating 50 years of humans in space. I thought it would be easy to think of space-themed nibbles, but I'm stumped! Any ideas?

Thanks, all!

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  1. You could make foods that have to be squeezed out of containers/bags into the mouth. :p

    1. You would have to have "Tang" as a major ingredient. I wonder if they still make the satellite jaw breakers they had when I was a kid. ahh.. space dots freeze dried ice cream. And of course, you could have normal stuff and just give it a cutesy name like "Lost in Space" popcorn balls shaped like a robot. "Danger, Will Robinson"!

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      1. re: Hank Hanover

        Oh! Lost in Space was one of my favorite shows to watch as a kid. I would watch it again now if it came to one of my satellite tv stations. It would be so corny now but fun.

          1. re: Cheese Boy

            Thank you Cheese Boy. I'll check it out. :)

          1. From the Nevada Daily Mail, Dec 18, 1972

            Astronaut Fruitcake. NASA recipe for fruitcake

            that was sent with Apollo 17 to the moon.


            From the Milwaukee Journal newspaper, Apr 8, 1970

            "Food To Watch A Moon Landing By"


            Tuna Spaceburger, Astronaut Fruitcake, Crater Cookies.

            From the Ocala Star-Banner, Aug 7, 1969

            "Moon Party Promises Out-Of-The-World Fun"

            Solar Meat Balls, Solar cakes, Green Cheese Moons,

            Moon Puffs, Half-moon Surprise, Moon Ice Melon.


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            1. re: Antilope

              Tri City Herald newspaper, Jul 8, 1969


              "What Will (Apollo 11) Astronauts Eat During Two Days On Moon?"

              Meal A: Bacon Squares, Peaches, Sugar Cookie Cubes,

              Coffee, Pineapple Grapefruit Drink.

              Meal B: Beef Stew, Cream of Chicken Soup,

              Date Fruitcake, Grape Punch, Orange Drink.

              Snack Items: Extra Beverages, Dried Fruit,

              Candy Bar, Bread, Ham Salad Spread,
              Turkey & Gravy.


              1. re: Antilope

                Thanks for the great articles, Antilope!