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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Star Wars Pizzas, #MayTheFourth

MayTheForth be with you... In honor of Star Wars Day, I decided to try my hand at making Star Wars themed pizzas.  I first found these on Pinterest and have traced them back to Ramahughes' Flickr page.  Admittedly, I am no artist....especially using produce as my medium....I did my best.



I had fun making these...combining pizza & Star Wars seemed like a no-brainer!  I kept speaking Yoda - out loud, to myself (not weird)- " Yoda, on my pizza, your face is!"  And lets not forget Lord Vader....gggoooooooo (said whispering, while inhaling), gggaaaaahhhhh (said whispering, while exhaling) - again, it's only weird if you let it be weird.


I whipped up a batch of pizza dough, blanched the peppers and broccoli, grated some cheese and obsessed over matching sliced mushrooms; I did use pre-sliced olives, as to preserve some of my sanity.  

I began with Yoda, he seemed more challenging.  It took 2 bell peppers, 1 head of broccoli, and 3-4 do-overs to replicate this Jedi.....aaaaand, a "few" glasses of wine.  

Here is a the actual Yoda, taken a few months ago at the Star Wars Identity exhibit:


Isn't he cute!!  As to keep with his honorable nature, Yoda held up during the baking process...what a good little Yoda pizza!!


Lord Vader?  Eh.  Not so much.  What would you expect, though?  The olives oozed and ran toward the Darkside.  Much like a wild creature, you cannot tame Vader.  Cannot.  He just didn't hold up at all...although, it could be a representation of him without he helmet?  No?  How about an abstract interpretation?  A Vader Van Gogh, if you will.


Here is THE Vader costume...I half expected him to raise his open-palmed hand out toward us, in a squeezing motion - administering The Force on us all!!!


Here is what I used to make both Yoda & Vader:

2 pounds pizza dough, one pound for each pizza
1 pound mozzarella cheese, grated - 8oz per pizza
2 cups pizza sauce - 1 cup per pizza
2 - 6oz cans sliced olives
2 green bell peppers, sliced and blanched
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and blanched
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 bottle of Pinot Grigio, optional - yet recommended....gets the creative juices flowing.

May the Force be with you, on May the 4th!!

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74 comments:

  1. They all look fun to make and delicious to eat! Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comment...

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    1. They were....humming the theme song while eating makes it even more festive.

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  2. Haha...this is hilarious. MY husband keeps talking about the "4th" so he would love this pizza idea.

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  3. These are great! My good friend is a Star wars nut--she would go crazy over these! Very clever. I am now following you via Blog Lovin!

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    1. Yes, us Star Wars nerds are easily ammused....obviously!! Thanks for stopping by - give the chillas rasins from me!!

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  4. I love this! I wish my husband understood... :)

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    1. The Force is strong with this one.....your hubs? notsomucha!!

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  5. What a fun recipe! Totally agree that it is ok to "play" with your food once in a while. Love the Yoda Pizza. Thank you so much for stopping by tonight. We would love to have you join us for the Pet Bloggers Blog Hop this weekend and meet your pets! It would be awesome to get to meet you at BlogPaws - its a conference for Bloggers with Pets.

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    1. I did stop by and click through the links....I love reading about other peoples' pets & I am comforted knowing there are other pet-obsessed people out there. I didn't link up this week, but will next time. :o)

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  6. Darth Vader Van Gogh--love it!
    Show these to my son, I must. Nice job on the Yoda--so cool!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Great Yoda impression!!

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  7. My grandkids will love this and their mom will love that they are eating veggies! Thanks for such a great idea! I LOVE the Yoda pizza!

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    1. Thanks, Millie! Normally, the hubs would scoff at broccoli on pizza...but since it was Yoda - he ate it!! Works for kids of all ages!!

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  8. I'm so glad you found my blog because I'm so happy I found yours. I am in love with Star Wars and I think these pizzas are awesome. Darth is my fave!

    And with my S, M, K post, it's funny that you feel the same way about those characters. I wouldn't really want to get rid of Tom Haverford because he is quite entertaining...maybe Jean-Ralphio, lol.

    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

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    1. Yes!! Jean-Ralphio...I always call him Ralph Macchio, inadvertanty!

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  9. Weird what? I totally out loud in my head read this in yoda and vader voices, lol. Not sure I'd go for the overloading of olives on vader...that really is a dark side pizza. Yoda on the other hand, I'll take it to go please ;)

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    1. Hahaha!! Glad I'm not the only one!!

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  10. Hi Kim,

    Love the Star Wars Pizza. Pinning! Thanks for your kind comment:)

    http://freshjuniper.blogspot.com

    Reecea

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  11. Oh. My. Gosh. You are insanely talented. BEST pizzas ever!! This completely brightened my day.

    PINNED!

    Love, Joy @ Yesterfood.blogspot.com

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    1. I must admit, my OCD was kicked into full gear...and a few glasses (a bottle) of wine helped tremendously!!

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  12. Very cute, even if I don't eat olives.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Joyce...no Vaders for you....stay away from the Darkside....and olives.

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  13. These are awesome!

    I would love for you to share and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Cathy

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  14. These are all soooooooooo beautiful and so creative
    You are super talented Kim !!

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    1. Thanks Winnie!! I don't think I could have done with cake.....I went with pizza:o)

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  15. Those are AMAZING! Great job! Yoda is my fav!

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  16. You are super creative and extremely patience. May the force be with you always.

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  17. Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays at Call Me PMc ~Paula

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    1. Thanks for hosting another week, Paula!

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  18. I love pizza and you certainly were creative with these. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday Kim.

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    1. Thanks for hosting another week, Judy!!

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  19. Those are awesome!!! My boys would love making these for sure!!!

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    1. I had way too much fun making these, your boys would be over the moon of Endor :o)

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  20. Most creative pizzas I've ever seen!

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    1. Thanks Janine...It's my first MayTheFourth pizza party.....what to do, what to do, for next year??

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  21. I love these, both of them! Great job, and happy belated may the 4th be with you!!

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    1. Ah, the force is strong with this one!! Thanks & right back atcha!! Your kids Star Wars artwork is adorable....litlle C3PO thumbprint droid!! I seen, your raising little SW's freaks, I mean fans!!

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  22. How creative is that! You did a great job! I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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    1. Thanks Angela, crativity powered by Pinot Grigio!!

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  23. These are so cool! We're big Star Wars fans around here and I am definitely going to be trying this. Thanks for sharing this at Tuesday's Table!

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    1. They were so fun to make - Thanks, Susan!!

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  24. When I first opened the post I didn't know what to expect - then when I saw them it made me laugh out loud. These are great, my boys would love them! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. Ha!! Glad you enjoyed them - they were super fun to make!! Your boys would have a blast!!

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  25. Miss Kim, these Pizza's are phenomenal! My boys would love me forever if I made them! They are going to be featured tomorrow @ Great Idea Thursday's @ A Handful of Everything!!! Have a great day darlin' :) Krista

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    1. How did you know, Miss Kim, everybody calls me that - without any encouragement on my part :o)
      So cool - thank you, Krista!!

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  26. Thank you for sharing these at Tuesday Trivia. My grandsons love star wars, their going to LOVE these pizza's. I'm pinning and sharing on fb.
    thank you,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Miles

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    1. Thanks for sharing them!! I am loving your Tuesday Trivia - keep it coming!!

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  27. Congrats! You are being featured tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up last week! You are awesome! Love these!

    Kim

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    1. Thanks, Kim...hw exciting!! See you tomorrow!!

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  28. LOVE!!! Pinned ;) Happy (belated) Star Wars day!! :*) I so wish our celebration had included these creative pizzas ;) Nicely done!!

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    1. MayTheFourth be with you, as well, every day!! Thanks for the pin-love!!

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  29. I absolutely love these. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and now I have to make these. Have a great day!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thanks - they were fun to make....except Darth, he didn't behave!

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  30. Haha. I see what you mean by being partied out by May the 4th {referenced in a comment you made on my blog about National Hoagie Day}. So funny. I love your sense of humor. And your pizzas look great ~ especially the Yoda. Star Wars fans would so love these.

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  31. Just shared this on my blog's FB page. My boys would SO love it!!!

    teresa
    www.hugsandpunches.net

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    1. Thanks for sharing! MayTheFourth be with you!

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  32. WOW! That is SO awesome! The force is strong with this one...

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  33. Best.Pizzas.Ever! So cool in fact, you're being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends! We can't wait to see what you share this week, Kim! :)

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    1. So cool, thanks Jamie!! I will link up with you tomorrow!!

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  34. This is so impressive!! Seriously, I LOVE it. Even if Vader didn't show up in the end, he looked great before. :)

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    1. Thanks Kara!! Next year I'm making it my mission to make Vader obey!!

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  35. I love these!! My husband got a kick out of them and now wants me to try other characters - darn you!! haha Thanks for sharing this at #GetHimFed last week, would love to see ya link-up again today. Hope you have a nice weekend. :)

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