Kitchen Rituals: Full Moon Menu

The full moon is upon us once again! There’s always a lot of talk on the blogosphere about how to celebrate the full moon/esbats seeing as it comes around so often. How do we keep it fresh and interesting? Well, I’m sure there are lots of ways (I listed a few in the Top Ten Ways to Honor the Full Moon post last year) but a personal favorite is to host a full moon dinner. This can be a simple, casual affair with just a friend or partner or even solo or it can be a full-blown Midnight Soiree (why, yes, I did just start reading The Night Circus, why do you ask? :P)

For the latter event, drape the table in a black cloth and top with bright white china and napkins. Ask guests to attend in their finest black and white garb and inform them that the first course will be served precisely at midnight so to catch up on their beauty sleep before hand!

Consider the Midnight Moon Dinner a precursor to all the lovely holiday parties to come or save the idea for New Year’s Eve. The December full moon will be the 28th so a combination of the New Year and the esbat would be lovely.

Of course, the most important part of this dinner is the food. Each item selected should reflect or be related in some way to the moon, such as the following menu:

Cucumber Cups

Caesar Salad with Hard-Cooked Eggs

Linguine with Shrimp and White Wine

Classic Coconut Cake with Frosting


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