Aw yeah! There can be only one–menu when you watch 1986’s classic fantasy/action classic The Highlander. Just kidding. You can eat whatever you like, but we were so excited to show Sid the movie I had to make it a theme dinner. As I do.
If for some reason you haven’t already seen The Highlander (which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year), a brief synopsis: in the 16th century, Scotsman Connor MacLeod discovers that he’s an immortal, destined to battle his fellow immortals and either behead them (or be beheaded) until just one is left standing to receive The Prize! There can be only one!
Flashbacks to his early days in the Scottish Highlands–his friendship/apprenticeship with Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez (Sean Connery, playing an immortal “Spaniard” who’s really an ancient Egyptian) and doomed romance with his wife Heather–are interspersed with the “current day” in 1985, where Connor, now known as Russell Nash, must battle the Kurgan, the immensely powerful and super-evil remaining immortal! Oh, and there’s a little romance with Brenda Wyatt (Roxanne Hart).
Here’s the trailer:
But really, The Highlander is about the awesome Queen soundtrack, rad sword fights, hilarious ’80s fashion, and appropriate food to eat while you watch.
There Can Be Only One Highlander Menu
Scottish Sausage Rolls (super easy and quite delicious–they reheat nicely in the microwave, too)
French Brie (actor Christopher Lambert is French)
Welsh cheddar (the closest thing my grocery store had to Scottish cheese)
Fruit (I chose strawberries and apples)
Vegetables (you can’t fight immortals without your fiber–I chose green beans, since they’re easy to eat with your hands)
I piled everything on platters so we could eat in front of the television–it was simple, hearty, and fairly neat (the kids were careful with the dipping sauces, which were ketchup, barbecue sauce, and ketchup mixed with dijon mustard). We also had rootbeer floats, but mostly because they were easy. And tasty.
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