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Judgment Day birthday party!

Lucky me. My birthday is May 21. Have you seen the billboards, ads; heard the radio nuts?
It also happens to be one of the big birthdays. (not telling which one, but I'm still here!)

So---I want suggestions for what to serve, aside from deviled eggs, angel food cake...you get the idea.
(and yes, I've thought of all the food-diavlo dishes).

My invitations say that of the two events, mine will have better food. You can help make that happen!

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  1. Did I miss something? Judgement Day is May 21? I thought we were all saying goodbye on Dec. 23, 2012. Yikes! I just lost a year.

    As to what to serve, something AS FATTENING AND EXPENSIVE AS POSSIBLE since you wont have to worry about losing the weight or paying off the credit card!

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    1. re: Whinerdiner

      yes ...a guy in california is claiming thats the day he figured from his interpretation of the bible...

      if u google it ..its all over the internet now...

    2. Oreos have been found to counteract the negative effects of The Rapture.

      1. How about serving Devils Food cake with your Angel food cake? See which one is more popular.

        Also, chicken diablo comes to mind. Angel hair pasta?

        Have fun!

        1. lol i thought it was the date when computers become self aware a la the movie terminator 2, which has recently passed without incident.

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          1. re: j8715

            t1 judgement day was aug 29,1997
            t2 judgement day was july 25,2004
            same for t3

            april 21,2011 was from the terminator tv show...

          2. but i dont think the bible says a specific day....afaik
            people/preachers/prophets..etc etc have come up with specific days for a long time

            so i wouldnt worry to much....

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            1. re: srsone

              I'm not worried about the end of the world! I'm worried about being funny while serving a great feast! Keep the ideas coming. I especially liked the high-calorie, high credit spread!

              1. re: violagirl

                didnt think u were :-)

                theres lots of ways u could go......
                all white/angel theme...
                devils food/chocolate ...
                or a big spread like bill murray was eating in groundhog day...(cuz there was no tomorrow for him)

                1. re: srsone

                  or a big spread like bill murray was eating in groundhog day...(cuz there was no tomorrow for him
                  yeah, the first thing that came to mind for me was Albert Brooks in Defending Your Life :)

            2. Bumping this thread: my friend's birthday is also 5/21, we're bringing food to work for him with this end-of-the-world theme, but I'm absolutely drawing a blank.

              Angel/devil cupcakes have already been called by someone. I'm trying to think of appetizers, a meat dish, or a dip.

              I don't want to put constraints except that I'm going to drop it off in their fridge on his floor so the theme should be somewhat apparent, and the setup should be simple (pull out of fridge and peel off cover). In my head, I see glorious displays like an elaborate battlefield of cocktail weenies versus mini-meatballs, all arrayed in battle armor, but there's not fridge-space or transport for such. ;^}

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              1. re: DuchessNukem

                Hey, you could do some deviled chicken lollipops. Just marinate them in pickled jalapeno brine, and serve with a salsa/sour cream dip. Yum.

              2. Since the prediction is that Jesus is coming to separate the lambs from the goats, I'm picturing dueling entrees.... a lamb dish vs a goat dish somehow...

                1. Deviled Crab
                  Angels on HorseBACK
                  hEAVENLY hASH ICE CREAM
                  Angel biscuits
                  Deviled Ham Salad
                  or mini sandwiches of deviled ham

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                  1. There's always chili...without beans, of course. Chili is not just for Super Bowl parties. It can be served any time of the year. I make chili with beef chunks rather than with ground meat. Is chili one of all the 'diavolo' foods of which you thought?

                    1. I love all of the angel and devil ideas, so yes to them. The Judgment Day buses I've seen here in DC are all taking about the flames, so is there anything you'd feel comfortable serving en flambe? At the very least, roasted marshmallows?

                      1. Death by Chocolate cake.

                        1. Bake something cinnamon-y and call it "Sinnamon". I'm a nerd, I love cheesy puns. :D

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                            1. re: S_K

                              you mean 'SinnFull', don't you? heh heh

                              1. re: toodie jane

                                Hell yeah, I do. :D

                                On a similar note, your favourite spicy foods could be renamed Hellishly hot or Brimstone something. Meringues or other soft fluffy foods can be "clouds".

                            2. I'm thinking stuffed sole would work beautifully - or maybe you'd have to just do an "empty" sole?

                              Oooh, and check out Stephen Pyle's Heaven & Hell cake here: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

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                              1. re: shanagain

                                I dimly remember a Peg Bracken recipe for something called Boddian Sole, which fits the bill beautifully. It may have involved canned soup. I just like the name in this context. It's worth a google.

                              2. All of these ideas are cracking me up- this is great! My birthday is also May 21 & I have also been joking with my friends about the "one heckuva birthday party". I wish I would have been so clever to think of Heaven and Hell themed food! I love the ideas here :D

                                1. I saw a display of "Seven Deadly Zins" wine at the grocery store tonight. It didn't *say* it was for pre- (or post-) Judgement Day parties, but I have to think somebody in the wine department was thinking that!

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                                  1. re: MsMaryMc

                                    Actually a great choice! Makes a good buffet wine. It's the house wine at a local popular restaurant in Cambridge, Henrietta's Kitchen.

                                  2. not sure if you've gotten it all sorted out, but just a thought re: dessert - instead of a cake you could do a platter of angel's food and devil's food cupcakes...and garnish the angels with light-colored mini marshmallows, and the devils with Hot Tamales or Red Hots candy.

                                    and maybe set out a bowl of Atomic Fireballs?

                                    1. If you're in NY, pass on the cooking and choose a restaurant in Hell's Kitchen.

                                      1. How about "pork lips now"?

                                        1. i guess your still here(and the rest of us).....so how'd it go?

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                                          1. re: srsone

                                            Harold Camping, "who predicted — wrongly — that the end of the world would begin on May 21 revised his prophecy on Monday, saying now that the end is due in October."

                                            While the true believers are extremely disappointed, end-of-the-world party'ers get to do it again.

                                            1. re: Rmis32

                                              i guess harold didnt read Matthew 24:36

                                              1. re: Rmis32

                                                ...I guess if it's not the end of the world on October 21, he can save the decor for Hallowe'en.


                                                1. re: S_K

                                                  So now it's Oct 21 (raindate Oct 22)

                                                  1. re: Rmis32

                                                    Right. It would be hard for the believers to rise up in the rain.