In celebration of Vegan MoFo, I’m doing a month of themed dinner party ideas! The theme of the first week is… A Wizard of Oz party! Read on for a recipe for hummus or nut butter tortilla roll-ups that your little munchkins will love!
When every tear carries the possibility of rusting into an immoveable statue, one plans his activities carefully. Like a vampire who never goes out in the afternoon sun, for the Tin Man, April showers may only bring corrosion. For obvious reasons, he wanted to see Steel Magnolias, but he didn’t dare. He’s never watched Beaches, Sophie’s Choice, or My Girl. He doesn’t chop onions or check out YouTube videos about lions who reunite with their human friends. (Understandable soft spot there, I guess.)
He never listens to Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s version of Over the Rainbow or any country song from the late 1990’s. Sadly, he couldn’t even go to the funeral when his friend kicked the bucket. (That death was ironic, since his friend was also a bucket.) But sometimes it works in his favor, like when the Tin Woman wanted to go on a date night to see The Notebook. “Sorry, honey. Can’t go.”
Wait just a minute. Come to think of it, tin doesn’t actually rust. Iron does. Has the Tin Man been faking it all along – trying to get out of evenings at the theatre and reading Love You Forever to his Tin Kids? I wouldn’t put it past him. That guy is heartless.
Assuming he’s not faking it for his own benefit, maybe it’s time the Tin Woodman added some antioxidants into his diet to stop oxidation and breakdown free radicals. No more rusting. No more oil in bulk needed. Beans, berries, and of course, artichoke hearts would do him good…
This is also a good one for the little munchkins to help make! For party purposes, different colors of flames can denote different ingredients. (Just don’t let the pretend scarecrow near the pretend flames, or you might have to call the pretend firefighters.)