Captain Morgan: Party Planning

Every time I talk about "party planning", I halfway feel like I'm in an episode of The Office and I'm fighting to be part of the party planning committee. But that's because we watch a lot of The Office and refer most things to either food or TV.

Speaking of TV… allow me to freak out for a minute. I was sitting at my desk on Tuesday during my 20 minute plan period, and my cell phone rang. The next thing I knew, I was talking to Chef Spike about what the heck to make for my Captain Morgan Hanukkah Shindig I'm planning for December 9. CHEF SPIKE! I mean, he's been on TV for years now, wears cool hats, and LOVED my idea of going with a Hanukkah theme over a typical Christmas-because-its-December theme.

So we chatted for five minutes, I got a couple of ideas, and then giggled for about 5 minutes more about how OMG I talked to SPIKE!

So, in the spirit of Hanukkah, and my quirky sense of humor and overwhelming Jewish pride, the Captain is losing the pirate hat and putting on a kippah!

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In addition to our typical Hanukkah fare of latkes, cookie meatballs, hot dogs, and beans, I'll be serving three brand new recipes featuring Captain Morgan spiced rum! Since I love the kitsch and the schtick and all the ferkaktah jokes that surround my Jewish culture, each dish is named something with a bit of chutzpah.

Cocktail: The Russian Jew, a cocktail made with Captain Morgan Black spiced rum, whipped cream vodka, cream, cinnamon, and a gingerbread dreidel for garnish.

Appetizer: Not Your Bubbe's Barbecue; a savory barbecue sauce made with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, juniper, tomato, and dark molasses, served with slow-cooked chicken on mini white rolls.

Dessert: Straight to the Tuchus Bread Pudding; buttery brioche baked in a Captain Morgan-spiked custard topped with an apple cider caramel and served with vanilla bean whipped cream

I know it's not quite kosher, and it's far from traditional, but the goal is to celebrate the holidays in the best way we know how. Hanukkah, I know. Just call me meshuganah.

I can't wait to get cooking!



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8 Responses to Captain Morgan: Party Planning

  1. mom says:

    You are hysterical!!!

  2. quix says:

    I love it! How fun will that be? 🙂
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  3. Sharon says:

    Long time reader and twitter follower fisrt time commenter… We are also big Office fans and always refrence it too lol , 2nd) holy cow Chef Spike !!! 3) As a fellow tribeswomen I Love the theme and the menu!! Can’t wait to hear how everything goes!!! Happy early Hanukkah ! As my Bubbe would say Enjoy its your time!!

  4. That’s so exciting Mara! So lucky you got to talk to Spike!
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  5. Yes!! Can’t wait to see the food! Mazel, mazel!
    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat´s last blog post ..Potato Latkes Eggs Benedict

  6. Love all these ideas!! Sounds like it will be a great party, with some exceptional food! What time should I be there 😉
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets´s last blog post ..Peppermint Krispie Treats and $50 Pick Your Plum Giveaway

  7. Jenny says:

    There are just too many awesome things about this post to decide which is the best. 🙂

  8. I’ll take four of everything, please… Five of the drinks. Mmmmmmm…. You’re speaking my language.
    Rebecca {Foodie with Family}´s last blog post ..Jerk Chicken Bites with Rum Glazed Pineapple

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