For our first Christmas after we were married, my Hubby gave me the entire series of Seinfeld on DVD. Now that is the gift that keeps on giving if ever there was one. One of our favorite at-home-date-nights is watching Seinfeld. We often will watch an episode or two before we go to bed (It takes several months to watch all the way through the series, and by then, I’m ready to start again!) If you haven’t enjoyed Seinfeld on DVD (or BluRay I suppose), you’ve got to watch it with the Notes About Nothing turned on. It’s like closed captioning, but it’s random facts and silly trivia that somehow correlates to the scene, or clarifies references or punchlines that may otherwise not be clear to the viewer. It further shows how incredibly well-written the scripts were for each episode. Love that show.
Festivus is the holiday that is celebrated on December 23rd by Seinfeld fans across the globe. It was introduced in 1997 in “The Strike” episode (Season 9, episode 10 for those with the series on DVD). George’s dad, Frank Costanza, created the holiday, and upon learning of it, Kramer gets on board and decides to try and resurrect it and bring it to the masses. Click here to learn more about Festivus.
To celebrate Festivus, you will need:
A Festivus pole- an aluminum pole that will serve as the centerpiece of the festivities
Participants for the Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength
FOOD! Some Seinfeld-related menu options include:
- A big salad
- Marble Rye-
Did you know that from a bread purist’s standpoint, a marble rye is a completely unacceptable excuse for a proper Rye bread? That explains why in my extensive cookbook collection, there was not a marble rye recipe to be found. Apparently the American version of the European favorite is an offensive affront to the original. Hence, why the Marble Rye pictured above is the store-bought variety. If I am going to make Rye bread, it’s going to be an authentic one. I read quite a bit about Rye in Jeffrey Hamelman’s Bread book, and though I’ll spare you all the details, I found it to be very interesting. That book is extensive in its detail, and I would have to consider it to be the most thorough and detailed bread book that I own. Cookbook of the Week soon? I think so!
- Muffin Tops
- Black and White Cookies
- Chocolate Babka, or the lesser appreciated Cinnamon Babka (Cinnamon Babka recipe coming soon!)
- Junior Mints
- Juji Fruits
What about you? Are you a Seinfeld fan? What would you choose to be on your Festivus menu?