These were two sides to a single page, folded over into a “booklet” for the evening. I have no recollection of why I decided on a Lucky Charms themed dinner – perhaps related to some of the past “color” dinners. And I have pretty much zero recall as to what the dishes were that the fanciful names represent – I’m pretty sure the “pom-poms” were pom-pom mushrooms, most likely oven roasted with butter, a personal favorite, and the beef – perhaps some take on a Chinese orange and star-anise stir-fry; the yellow moons were likely a flambeed banana dish of some sort. The back page story came from here.
The Lucky Charms Dinner
March 12, 2000
Lucky was born in 1964. Lucky’s full name is L.C. Leprechaun, and he touts his cereal as being “Magically Delicious.” Lucky the Leprechaun magically changes ordinary, shapeless white marshmallows into shapes with bright colors. Originally he put the pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers into Lucky Charms cereal. In 1975 he added blue diamonds. Purple horseshoew arrived in 1984. Red balloons were added in 1989. Any changes after 1990 don’t count….
Did you know that Boris and Natasha, of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, used to help Lucky promote the cereal?
Or that in 1975 General Mills made an attempt to replace Lucky with Waldo, a wizard?
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