Tuesday, August 26, 2014

22 Doctor Who Party Food and Beverages

It is better than New Year’s. Better than your birthday – almost. The day is right up there with Christmas (because we usually get a special episode) – it is Doctor Who Day!

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For those of you who don’t know your Who, Doctor Who is a British science fiction show about a Time Lord named The Doctor who travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) which looks like a Police Box and saves the universe from bug eyed monsters. Doctor Who ran from 1963 to 1989. The show  took a little break until they made a Doctor Who TV movie in 1996. The BBC brought Doctor Who back in 2005 and I celebrated it with the world every since.

How can they do this? It is genius really. When a Time Lord’s body wears out, he doesn’t die. Time Lords have a little trick they use to cheat death (and to keep the show running.) They regenerate into a new personality (actor.) We were introduced to the new 12th Doctor on last weekend, played by Peter Capaldi (ka-PAL-dee)  in his first Episode Deep Breath.

I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan. I  want to throw you a Doctor Who viewing party on every week of the season. Since all of you won’t fit into my house because it is not bigger on the inside like the TARDIS, I’m hosting a vertical Doctor Who party with food that represents the Doctor’s regenerations, campaigns, villains, and food from the series.

In the words of the Tenth Doctor, “Allons-y!” (Let’s go!)

22 Doctor Who Recipes

We don’t know much about our new Twelfth Doctor other than he doesn’t care for the color of his new kidneys. His first words after his words after is regeneration were,” Kidneys! I’ve got new kidneys! But they are the wrong color!” Let’s our new Doctor with a tasty steak and kidney pie recipe to celebrate all things kidney!

We can serve it with a side Caledonian Kitchen Haggis With Lamb to honor the Twelfths Doctor’s Scottish background and the Second Doctor’s companion, Jamie McCrimmon, a Highland piper and often kilted man (yay kilts!) who comes from a family that has been making haggis for a hundred years.


Made in the US so you don’t have worry about breaking American import laws!


OK, OK I get it if the kids at your party aren't into trying hardcore tasty British and Scottish food. Doctor Who is supposed to be a family show after all.  In that case, why not make the Ninth Doctor and Tenth Doctor’s foe  the Lady Cassandra Lasagna.

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It looks just like her! No moisturizing necessary.
Photo courtesy of That’s Nerdicilous.


Zygon alien French bread pizza heads. The Fourth Doctor introduced us to the Zygons a race of shape shifting bad guy aliens who controlled the Loch Ness Monster and made it do their bidding. Later Doctors 10, 11 and The War Doctor (don’t ask. It’s complicated) banded together to defeat the Zygons and other timey wimey things in the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor.

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No shape shifting here, just pepperoni. Photo courtesy of Kitchen Overlord.

We can’t let our vegetarian friends out! Slitheen Hard Boiled Eggs, Sontaran potato heads, and a bow tie pasta salad that pays homage to our bow tie wearing regenerations the Second and the Eleventh Doctors followed by an Adipose Bento dinner for the Tenth Doctor and his companion Donna Noble.

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Photos courtesy of Kitchen Overlord, Geek x Girls, and That’s Nerdalicious!


The Third Doctor introduced us to the Sontarans, a clone race that loves war. It doesn’t matter who, where, why, what, or how the reason for the war, Sontarans hate to miss out because they like shooting weapons so much that the Fourth Doctor, Second and Sixth Doctors (a complicated time related team up,) Ninth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, and Twelfth Doctor all had to deal with the Sontarans in one way or another.

Don’t let the adorable look and nature of the squishy Adipose fool you! Adipose often kill their human hosts in the process of being born from the host’s body fat.  It’s safer to stick with the rice version kids.

A balanced dinner usually includes a starch. Ood Rolls from Kitchen Overlord will do just fine thank you.

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Ood is both singular and plural. Ood like to sit in circles, sing songs of the Doctor Donna, and are basically harmless unless you make them angry. NEVER make an Ood angry. Never. Ever

Doctor Who Drink Recipes

Who’s thirsty? Me too!

Be careful who you share this Aztec Hot Chocolate with or you could wind up accidentally engaged like the First Doctor did in The Aztecs.

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Photos courtesy of Endless Meals and BBC America

It might be better to stick with a Sonic Screwdriver. This non alcoholic drink pays homage to the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Doctor’s trusty not-a-weapon of choice.

The sonic screwdriver  was destroyed under the Fifth Doctor’s watch. The Doctor went hands free for awhile until the Eighth Doctor built a new one.  Doctors War, Nine, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve’s sonic may look different on the outside but the software inside it stays the same.

Doctor Who Desserts

What is a party without sweets? A not party, that’s what.

If I had an ounce of cake carving talent, I would make this Gingerbread K9. He looks just like the Fourth Doctor’s faithful companion K9!

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    While the public loves K9, many of the actors and crew thought K9 was a diva. K9 was notorious for breaking down during shooting and often had to be pulled after the actors on a wire because they couldn’t  shut down production to fix K9. Photo courtesy of Neatorama

I’m going to opt for the Lazy Way to make a cool Doctor Who cake and buy a silicone TARDIS cake mold from Amazon. No cake sculpting necessary, just rocking a frosting bag. That I can do.



You can use it as a Jell-O mold if you want to get wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

Since I’m shopping Amazon I might as pop a set of Doctor Who cookie cutters in my shopping cart too. Daleks, Cybermen, and K9 oh my!



Then I will decorate my Doctor Who cutout cookies with what the Tenth Doctor called Edible ball bearings (round silver cupcake and cookie sprinkles. Learn more about them here.)




“...And in those days, everybody had a tea party to go to. Have you ever had those little cakes, with the crunchy ball bearings on top... ever had those... those things? Nobody else in the entire galaxy has ever even bothered to make edible ball bearings! Genius!” The Doctor.

We can’t forget the Eleventh Doctor’s favorite post regeneration food combo Fish fingers cookies and custard. Granted, you could serve real fish fingers (fish sticks for us Yanks) but I’d rather dip a cookie in my custard, wouldn’t you? It will give us the strength of the Gallifryan fleet to eat an army of chocolate covered Cyberman strawberries, and  Dalek Oreo cake bites.

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Photos courtesy of The Mary Suenavaboo, and Bakingdom

After the episode ends, we can take out our frustration of waiting for 6 more days to pass until we see the next episode of Doctor Who by taking a whack at a Cassandra PiƱata filled with the Eleventh Doctor’s  Jammie Dodgers (click here for more details) a cookie so tasty it is powerful enough to bluff a Dalek, Adipose marshmallow snacks, and the Third and Fourth Doctor’s favorite candy Jelly Babies (you can buy them here.)

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Oh yes, my friends, the Third Doctor was the first to carry Jelly Babies in his bigger on the inside coat pockets. However the Fourth Doctor was more generous and known for offering Jelly Babies to friends and foes alike.

If you want more Doctor Who food recipes and ideas check out Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook (buy it here on Amazon.).



What would you serve at your Doctor Who viewing party?

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