Families spend a lot of time in and around the kitchen and dining room. Whether it is socializing around the dining room table, or getting your children in the kitchen at an early age to teach them invaluable skills, you can make this family time more enjoyable by adding these 13 Star Trek items to your ship’s galley.
1. Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula
You and your children will probably end up in some sort of fight to the death, a la Kal-if-fee, in an effort to decide who gets to use the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise spatula. Made from BPA-free silicone, not only does the arm of the spatula extend to protect you and your children from the heat, but the saucer section is a whopping six-inches in diameter.
2. Star Trek Spock Oven Mitt
Safety first is only logical. So what is more logical than having a Spock oven mitt to protect your family’s hands when removing items from the oven or microwave?
3. Star Trek Cookie Cutters
Baking cookies with the kids just got easier and more fun. The Star Trek cookie cutter set comes with five different shapes: a Federation symbol, a Klingon Empire symbol, the U.S.S. Enterprise, a phaser, and the Live Long and Prosper hand gesture. Not only are the shapes fun, but the cookies are ejected with the push of a button.
4. Tea, Earl Grey, Hot
Every Star Trek family must have Earl Grey tea in the house. This blend of looseleaf Earl Grey tea is officially licensed and comes in a decorative tin. It’s looseleaf though, so you will need some sort of looseleaf brewer if you don’t already have one.
5. Star Trek Mugs
You cannot drink your Tea, Earl Grey, Hot, or snuggle with the family on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and a Star Trek movie without a Star Trek mug, or many. From LCARS of the Enterprise-D or a schematic of the original Enterprise, to the faces of The Original Series crew or a mug with sound effects base, these mugs are the perfect delivery system for your favorite hot beverage.
6. Star Trek Enterprise Light-Up Feeding System
Many of us have made airplane noises while feeding our hatchlings. Now those sound effects can be accompanied with lighting. The bib and spoon both light up and are sure to get your baby’s attention. The spoon comes with three attachments, and the batteries in the spoon are replaceable. However, the batteries in the bib are not replaceable, and it is only washable with a damp cloth. But, the bib’s LED lights are motion activated, and the spoon has an on/off switch.
7. Star Trek Set of Four 16oz Pint Glass Set
Your family cannot enjoy a good Romulan Ale, or the drink of warriors — prune juice — without a proper set of pint glasses. This set of four has images of Captain Kirk, Mister Spock, Scotty, and Doctor McCoy with accompanying catchphrase.
8. Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter
Family pizza night will now boldly go with this Star Trek Enterprise pizza cutter. A little bit of warning: The laser etched stainless steel blade is very sharp. Parental supervision is recommended.
9. Star Trek Starfleet Academy Titanium Spork
If your crew consists of a mix of hatchlings and cadets, the cadets may experience envy over the hatchling’s light-up food delivery system. You can eliminate some of those feelings without sending your cadet off to P’Jem to participate in the Kolinahr by purchasing these Starfleet Academy titanium sporks.
10. Star Trek Cookie Jars
All of those Star Trek cookies your family made will need some sort of storage device. The solution, of course, is one of these Star Trek cookie jars. Available as a bust of Captain Kirk, Mister Spock, and Doctor McCoy, or the Enterprise (set for release in October 2013), the Borg invasion was child’s play compared to the battle you will have regulating your children’s cookie consumption with these in the house.
11. Star Trek Salt and Pepper Shakers
If your Plomeek soup is a little bland, you can add a little bit of flavor using these Star Trek salt and pepper shakers.
12. Star Trek: The Next Generation Silicone Ice Cube Tray
Set for release in December 2013, you’ll want to pre-order the Star Trek: The Next Generation ice cube tray now. Not only is this tray perfect for ice cubes, but it can also be used for gelatin, chocolate, candy making, and more.
13. The Star Trek Cookbook
Finally, teaching your children how to cook will be a little more fun with The Star Trek Cookbook. From making mealtime adventurous with Heart of Targ or Gagh, or something more traditional like strawberries and cream and pizza, this cookbook is filled with the favorite meals of select members of the crew of the Voyager, U.S.S Enterprise, U.S.S Enterprise-D, and Deep Space Nine. Not only does this cookbook contain intergalactic recipes, but it also contains a section on Voyager’s food props.