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Announcing the 2nd Annual Hobbit Meals Moot: A Humdinger of a Hobbit Meals!

Once again, it’s time to feed the world!  Join us Nov. 27th- for the 2nd Annual Hobbit Meals Moot!


This year we are pleased to have the Blibbering Humdingers with us, a fantastic Wizard Wrock band from North Carolina.  That’s right, apparently Gandalf called Dumbledore and Dumbledore apparated Scott and Kirsten right into the Shire!  They will be performing right in the Shire’s backyard as you and I and fellow hobbits all feast and feed the world!

Hunger remains an issue here in the States and worldwide.  And our mission here at Hobbit Meals remains the same.  We know every little bit helps.  We figured we defeated Sauron, why not take down an even bigger enemy?  So we need you.  Bring two bags of non-perishable food (canned food, pasta, etc.) and “set a place” for those unable to join us at the table, and defeat the enemy of Hunger which is all around us.   ALL food donations will be brought to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to feed those in need in our area.  Hobbit Meals is proudly affiliated with Second Harvest Food Bank and Feeding America.

November 27th.  4 pm.

Defeat Evil.

Feed the World.

Because the World Should Eat like a Hobbit.

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Hobbits: Help Haiti!

Calling all good Hobbits of the Shire!  Haiti has been devastated by a 7+ magnitude earthquake!  There is now a dangerous lack of food and clean drinking water for the people of this country!  Here are three outlets which you can use to help.  Donate today.  Donate now.  $35.  $50.  $100.  $1000.  Whatever you can do.  Just do it:

Oxfam America: Haiti Earthquake Response Fund

IRC:  International Rescue Committee: Haiti Crisis

World Vision: Haiti Earthquake Relief

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Hobbit Meals Presents: The 500 lb. Birthday!

Greg Pyne, your humble Hobbit Meals founder, is turning 35 on Dec. 10th, and he knows exactly what he wants for his birthday.

500 lbs. of food.

No presents, no cards, no cake (okay, well, maybe a cake).  He wants 500 lbs. of food to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Therefore, Hobbit Meals announces the 2nd Ever Hobbit Meals Moot:  “The 500 lb. Birthday”

And you are invited.

Come join us at Bag End for a night of Hobbity goodness and a birthday celebration.  Entertainment for evening includes a double feature!  The Arthur Rankin animated version of the The Hobbit and since, ‘tis the season, The Muppet Christmas Carol!  Hobbits and Muppets unite to feed the world!  A raffle will also be offered for gift cards to Best Buy and other cool stocking stuffers!

What do you need to bring?  Just your kindly self, a small side dish, and a full bag (or two) of non-perishable groceries to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Last time we met, Hobbit Meals raised 247 lbs. of food for Second Harvest Food Bank, food which provided many meals for many families in need.  The goal this time around is to exceed that.  And I know you can do it.  Because we’re hobbits, after all.

Defeat evil.  Feed the world.  Because the world should eat like a hobbit.

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First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot a Success!

the scale at Second Harvest Food Bank

the scale at Second Harvest Food Bank

Elrond once said “This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great.”

In our world, Hunger is one of those towers.  Nothing is more evil to a hobbit than an empty plate, as I would imagine the Gaffer to say.

So we did our best to fill them and begin our small part to topple that tower.

Hobbit Meals is pleased to report that a total of 247 lbs of food was raised on September 19th during the First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot.  All seven hobbit meals (breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper) were served and all three extended versions of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy were shown.  Price of admission was a full bag of nonperishable groceries for donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Approximately 30 people from all over Central Florida and beyond came to support the event and offer their help to those in need.

As the event organizer, the one worry I had hoped for was fulfilled.  I know that sounds like an odd statement, but let me explain.  At one point during the day, as the Fellowship set off from Rivendell and headed off to Gandalf’s inevitable battle with the Balrog, while people jostled around with plates, talking and laughing and meeting each other and sharing their love of LOTR, I thought to myself “There’s not enough chairs and we’re running out of room for the all the food that’s been donated.”  That is a worry one wishes for.  Which means we’ll need a larger venue for the next Hobbit Meals moot.  And I hope to see you there.

Many, many thanks to all who came to support the event.  Think about this: in addition to the seven hobbit meals we enjoyed by providing for each other, we provided dozens of meals for those in need wondering if there would be a single meal provided for them today.

Some photos of the event below.  Photo credits to Tara Dunn, Corey Sutherland, and Greg Pyne.  Check out more great pics from the event on our Hobbit Meals group page on Facebook!

Donated food from First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot

Donated food from First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot

Enjoying the Trilogy

Enjoying the Trilogy

Second Breakfast, anyone?

Second Breakfast, anyone?

Now Serving...

Now Serving...

a small group of hobbits making a difference...

a small group of hobbits making a difference...

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Announcing the First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot!



The First Ever Hobbit Meals Moot!

Come enjoy all 7 Hobbit meals and a viewing of ALL THREE EXTENDED VERSIONS of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Breakfast!  Second Breakfast!  Elevensies!  Lunch!  Afternoon Tea!  Dinner!  Supper!

When: Saturday, Sept. 19th, 2009 (3 days eve to Bilbo’s Birthday!) 10am-10pm

Where: Bag End, of course! (10652 Windsor Ct., Orlando, FL 32821)

Price of admission: bring one dish to share and one grocery bag full of non-perishable food to be donated to2ndHarvst

Hobbit Meals is dedicated to feeding the hungry in our local communities by hosting “Hobbit Meals” in which food and monies are donated to local food banks and charities.

Defeat Evil.  Feed the world.  Because the world should eat like a hobbit.


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Hobbit Recipes!

rings_merrypippinEver wonder what food would be served at hobbit meal?  I’ve just stumbled across what is probably the definitive list of recipes at the LOTRscrapbook.com.  A link from their homepage leads you to Middle Earth Recipes.  Dozens of recipes describe how to make numerous dishes, from main dishes to desserts.  Here’s a sampling below:

Merry’s Mushrooms

“They’re mine! Mrs. Maggot gave them to me- A Queen among farmers’ wives!” -Frodo, Fellowship of the Ring.

I onion, small dice
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
3 c. small mushrooms, washed (can also use large mushrooms sliced in half or quarters)
3 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. thyme
2 c. water
2 tbsp. arrowroot

In a medium pot or a deep pan, saute the onions and garlic in the oil until the onions are soft. Add the mushrooms and thyme and cook for two more minutes.
Add 1 1/2 c. water and simmer uncovered for 15 min. Mix the arrowroot with the remaining 1/2 c. of water, and add to pot. Cook until thickened, approx. one minute. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately to hungry Hobbits (Or eat them all yourself 🙂 )

Rosie’s Shire Pie

1 pound whole mushrooms
1 pound ground sausage
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 Tb. flour
1/4 Cup dry white wine
1 1/2 Cups chicken stock
1 Tb. thyme
1 teaspoon sage
Salt & pepper to taste

Clean mushrooms and cut into quarters.  Crumble the sausage & place in a large, deep pan.  Cook over medium heat.  Add onions, garlic, celery, and carrot, and cook about 5 minutes.  Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes more until vegetables are tender.  Stir in flour and cook and couple of minutes, stirring.  Add wine and half of the stock, stirring and working out any lumps.  Add remaining stock and bring to a boil.  Turn heat to low, add herbs, salt and pepper and cook 10 minutes.  Pour into deep pie dish or 8×8 baking dish and set aside.

Cornmeal Crust (makes enough for two pies)
1 3/4 Cups flour
3/4 C. yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound cold butter
1/4 Cup shortening
1/3 – 1/4 Cup ice water

Mix flour, cornmeal, and salt in a large bowl.  Cut in butter.  Add shortening and continue to work dough until texture resembles coarse meal.  Sprinkle water over dough and knead with hands.  Refrigerate dough 30 minutes to 24 hours (can also be frozen).  Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.  Place dough over top of filling in pie dish.

Bake pie at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or so, until crust is lightly browned and filling is bubbly.

Along with a green salad and warm bread, this pie feeds a family of 4 – 6 hungry little hobbits.
Blackberry Tarts from Bree


4 c. blackberries
Sugar to taste
Lemon zest to taste

Wash berries, lightly toss with sugar and lemon zest.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Tart shells:

3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 c. butter or shortening
8 T. ice water (more or less)

Sift flour and salt. Cut in shortening or butter. Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork. Shape dough into 2 balls. Roll out and cut out circles just big enough to fit the cups of a muffin tin.  Fit the dough circles into the muffin pan like small pies. Fill with the berries.
Bake for about 35 minutes or til pastry is lightly browned.

Makes about 2 dozen little muffin-sized tarts.


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Food for Thought

Hobbit Meals will be heading over to Second Harvest of Central Florida’s Food for Thought information session tomorrow.  The session is an “eye-opening opportunity to learn about hunger in Central Florida and what Second Harvest Food Bank is doing to help.”

Registration info for other upcoming Food for Thought sessions is available here for those in the Central Florida area.

For those unable to attend, Second Harvest offers Hunger 101, a chance to walk in the shoes of the hungry.  Experience this online and learn more!

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