A Wrinkle in Time – Sandwiches & Cocoa

March 9th 2018

The moment we’ve been waiting for is here. “A Wrinkle in Time” is in a theater near you! We remember reading this book while we were growing up and now we’re rediscovering it as our kids discover its magic for the first time.

While thinking about how to celebrate this beloved novel-turned-movie, we of course had to turn to food. So on a “dark and stormy night,” we decided to recreate the sandwiches and cocoa that Meg, Charles, Mrs. Murry and Mrs. Whatsit made during the first chapter.

As you enjoy this time with your own kids, what better way to celebrate with the food that set the stage for this amazing story.

The Charles Wallace

Sliced bread
Jam (flavor of choice)

Spread jam on two slices of bread. Serve open faced or as sandwich.

The Mrs. Murry

Sliced bread (sourdough works great)
Cream cheese, softened
Liverwurst, slices or pate

Spread cream cheese on one slice of bread. Spread liverwurst on a second slice of bread. Close pieces of bread together as sandwich.

The Meg Murry

Sliced bread (sourdough works great)
Cream cheese, softened
Green leaf lettuce
Tomato, thickly sliced
Pinch of black pepper

Spread thin layer of cream cheese on two pieces of bread. Layer lettuce and tomato on one side. Sprinkle black pepper over lettuce and tomato. Close pieces of bread together as sandwich.

The Mrs. Whatsit 

Sliced bread
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 can tuna, drained
2 Tbsp finely diced sweet gerkin pickles (or sweet relish)
2 Tbsp finely diced celery
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Combine mayonnaise, tuna, pickles, celery, salt and pepper. Spread tuna mix between two slices of bread.

Hot Cocoa

1/3 Cup + 2 Cups Milk
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Combine 1/3 cup of milk, sugar and cocoa powder in small saucepan. Bring to boil while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and add remainder of milk. Stir until thoroughly heated. Pour into mugs and enjoy!

Excerpts from Chapter 1 of  A Wrinkle in Time

Page 15

“You put in more than twice enough milk.” Meg peered into the saucepan.

Charles Wallace nodded serenely. “I thought Mother might like some.”

“I might like what?” a voice said, and there was their mother standing in the doorway.

“Cocoa,” Charles Wallace said. “Would you like a liverwurst-and-cream-cheese sandwich? I’ll be happy to make you one.”

“That would be lovely,” Mrs. Murry said, “but I can make it myself if you’re busy.”

“No trouble at all.” Charles Wallace slid down from his chair and trotted over to the refrigerator, his pajamaed feet padding softly as a kitten’s. “How about you, Meg?” he asked. “Sandwich?”

“Yes, please,” she said. “But not liverwurst. Do we have any tomatoes?”

Charles Wallace peered into the crisper. “One. All right if I use it on Meg, Mother?”

“To what better use could it be put?” Mrs. Murry smiled.

Page 23

“Do sit down.” Mrs. Murry indicated a chair. “Would you like a sandwich, Mrs Whatsit? I’ve had liverwurst and cream cheese; Charles has had bread and jam; and Meg, lettuce and tomato.”

“Now, let me see,” Mrs Whatsit pondered. “I’m passionately fond of Russian caviar.”

“You peeked!” Charles cried indignantly. “We’re saving that for Mother’s birthday and you can’t have any!”

Mrs Whatsit gave a deep and pathetic sigh.

“No,” Charles said. “Now, you mustn’t give in to her, Mother, or I shall be very angry. How about tuna-fish salad?”

“All right,” Mrs Whatsit said meekly.

“I’ll fix it,” Meg offered, going to the pantry for a can of tuna fish.

Meg cut up some celery and mixed it in with the tuna. After a moment’s hesitation she opened the refrigerator door and brought out a jar of little sweet pickles.


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