There are no beings with a greater love of food than those barefooted hipsters the Hobbits. Managing to cram seven meals into one day is both impressive and deserving of admiration. Hey and guess what? Today, September 22nd, just happens to be Hobbit day! (shout out to fellow Tolkien obsessed nerds!)
On this day in TA 2890 and TA 2968 both hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins were born, respectively. Happy Birthday!
Let’s all celebrate by refusing to wear shoes, destroying any ring we see (just in case), walking ridiculous lengths, and eating a lot!
What better way to spend the day eating than with apples? Hobbits absolutely love apples, and who can blame them! Everyone loves apples! (Well not Fíli, but look what happened to him! He died!)
“Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting” as Samwise Gamgee would say. They also make pretty good projectiles for any sneering, nefarious, opportunistic backstabbers that may be requiring some comeuppance!
So in the spirit of Hobbit Day and the hobbit’s love of apples, I have compiled 7 recipes for you today, one for each of their hobbit meals.
Hobbit Day Menu
Breakfast – Apple Griddle Cakes
Second Breakfast – Apple Hand Pies, perfect to take on long unexpected journeys.
Elevenses – Apple Cake
Luncheon – Onion Soup with Apple Cider
Afternoon Tea – Apple Tart with Raspberry Jam
Supper – Braised Leeks and Apples
Dinner – Super Stuffed Baked Apples
Of course, food is an excellent start to a party but no hobbit party is complete without drinks, song, stories and general merriment. On this hobbit day try some new food, drink some cider, read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings to your kids, or enjoy the books yourself, along with any of J.R.R Tolkien’s many other works!
Let us not forget Thorin Oakenshields final words, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
Want more apple recipes? Check out The Sober Apple!