The Crappy Town Where I’m a Hero

You guys have seen Firefly, right? Right?!? Space western? Nathan Fillion? “I swear by my pretty floral bonnet”? If you’ve seen it, then you recognize the title and know where I’m going in this post. If you haven’t, you should go watch it. No, really. We’ll wait…

Even if you haven’t watched it, you may have heard the story. A new space drama debuts on FOX. FOX shows the episodes out of order and preempts several due to sportsball. The show is cancelled after one season, but has developed such a dedicated fan base that creator Joss Whedon makes a movie (Serenity) to close it out. Today, 11 years after Serenity, the Firefly ‘verse is still one of the most robust fandoms. You should watch it. It won’t take that long…

the crappy town where I'm a hero
Some super cool art I picked up at Motor City Comic Con.

The basic gist is that humans messed up the Earth (sounds familiar) and headed out into space to begin terraforming other planets to mess up. There is a central government (which is super sketchy, you guys) and many of the outer planets are pretty much ignored. They look something like America’s “old west,” but with random bits of fantastic technology.

On one of those planets, we find ourselves in a bar full of working folks (much like any Friday night here on Earth.) They are drinking a concoction called “Mudder’s Milk” (because their major export is mud) which is described by our resident doctor as having, “all the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner, plus 15 percent alcohol.” Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? No? Well, I’m going to do my best to remedy that.

There are a variety of recipes for Mudder’s Milk floating around the interwebz. Since this is one of my recipes that is completely fictional, I’m going to go the easy route to make it taste good, give it that alcoholic kick, and try to keep true to the description. You’re going to need the vodka we infused a while back and a vanilla protein shake. See? Super simple, yet exactly as described. Well, close anyway. I have no idea how my protein shake’s nutritionals compare to that of my grandma’s turkey dinner…

I don’t think you need an actual recipe here. Make your vanilla shake and stir in an ounce of your infused vodka. It tastes like gingerbread and will make you forget your day working in the mud pits of Higgins’ Moon. Or in your cubicle. Whichever.

the crappy town where I'm a hero


*Disclaimer: I do not claim ownership to media in this post. Firefly, Serenity, and related items are the property of Joss Whedon and all respective studios/entities. Photos and commentary are my own.*

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