A cooking project: make an edible flying spaghetti monster!

Next time you have to bring treats to a school board meeting, or need something sacramental for your church, if you’re just looking for something fun to do with the kids, here’s what you can do:


It’s a completely edible FSM, and it sounds like it would be sweet, too.


  1. Jason, Cincinnati says

    That’s funny… were I to try to make an edible FSM, I might just make, you know, spaghetti.

  2. says

    I don’t think I could eat it. I have a problem eating the deep fried heads that accompany my ama ebi nigiri because they still have the eyes on them. Take the eyes of and maybe I could go there.

  3. says

    Maybe this is what the “other universes” are filled with, since you have no way to predict or explain what should be in them?

  4. spudbeach says

    Damn that looks tasty! Get your breakfast and communion all in one convenient package! Reminds me of the Catholics for some reason.

  5. Gary says

    That reminds me that I once saw an image of one of those on a chicken sandwich. I think it was a miracle or something. I ate the sandwich anyway, though. I was hungry.

  6. stogoe says

    Looks like mayonnaise and french fries.

    I hate mayonaisse. It is a foul substance.

    Do not want.

  7. Katrina says

    Interesting. Rice Crispy Treats-style marshmallow sauce for the “glue” and rAmen for the noodles. Not too sacreligious. Although I’m not too sure about using gelatin capsules for the googly eyes.

  8. says

    Off-topic — this local policeman does not respect faith:

    HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) – A man who believed he bore the “mark of the beast” used a circular saw to cut off one hand, then he cooked it in the microwave and called 911, authorities said.

    The man, in his mid-20s, was calm when Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies arrived Saturday in this northern Idaho town. He was in protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical Center.

    “It had been somewhat cooked by the time the deputy arrived,” sheriff’s Capt. Ben Wolfinger said. “He put a tourniquet on his arm before, so he didn’t bleed to death. That kind of mental illness is just sad.”

  9. says

    Anyone can make a Flying Spaghetti Monster. You need two ingredients. 1) Spaghetti. 2) A one-year-old human.

    To prepare, mix the spaghetti and the one-year-old human.

    … then stand back. And have plenty of cleaning supplies on hand.

  10. says

    That kind of mental illness is just sad.

    I have a neighbour in my apartment who believes he’s married to Lisa Marie Presley, is John Lennon’s half-brother, Avril Lavigne’s father, and occasionally records tracks over the phone with Paul McCartney.

    Would that be an example of the non-sad kind of mental illness?

  11. Carlie says

    The googly eyes might be technically edible, but I can’t imagine they’d taste very good.

  12. windy says

    Maybe this is what the “other universes” are filled with, since you have no way to predict or explain what should be in them?

    Maybe this is what God is like, since you have no way to predict or explain how he/she/it should be?

  13. EricK says


    Here is a recipe that will redeem your souls:

    (I am pretty sure this is recipe is not satire)


    Begin this recipe on Saturday, the day before Easter.

    1 cup whole pecans
    1 teaspoon vinegar
    3 egg whites
    pinch salt
    1 cup sugar
    zipper baggie
    wooden spoon or a wooden meat hammer
    duct tape or packing tape

    Preheat oven to 300*F.

    Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon or hammer to break them into small pieces.

    Explain that after Jesus was arrested he was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

    Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon of vinegar into the mixing bowl.

    Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

    Add egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life.

    Explain that Jesus gave his life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

    Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste. Then put your pinch of salt in the bowl.

    Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27

    So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing! Add 1 cup sugar to the bowl.

    Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because he loves us. He wants us to know and belong to him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

    Beat with a mixer on high speed for 10 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks form.

    Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

    Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheets.

    Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.

    Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape to seal the oven door.

    Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

    Leave the kitchen. If you’ve been making these cookies just before bedtime, GO TO BED!

    Acknowledge that the kids are probably sad that they’ve worked hard to make these cookies, and now have to leave them in the oven overnight. Explain that Jesus’ followers were in sad when Jesus died and the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

    On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Ask the kids to notice the cracked surface. Have them bite into the cookies. The cookies are hollow!

    Explain that on the first Easter morning, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.


  14. says

    Fold in broken nuts.

    What? No explanation for the “broken nuts” in the recipe? Surely something must be missing from the passion story.

  15. HP says

    EricK, here’s another one:


    Store-bought gingerbread men
    A large, clean brick or paving stone
    Aluminum foil


    1. Wrap the brick in aluminum foil.
    2. Give each child a gingerbread man.
    3. Have the children take turns smashing their gingerbread men head-first into the brick.

    Explain to the little children that “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.” Psalms 137:9.

  16. octopod says

    Oh, it’s pasta alright. The recipe indicated that they used fried noodles (pancit canton).

    I suppose it’s ecclesiastically correct to serve beer with these, right? Silly theophages.

  17. Amit Joshi says

    Can I just nominate the number 1 comment above by Brownian OM for the Molly award right away? Loved it!

  18. says

    “What kind of freak would eat a symbolic representation of their god?!”
    Hmmmm, Catholics maybe?

    Nope, Protestants. For Catholics, it takes on the substance of the actual god…it’s real cannibalism.

  19. says

    Windy, the joke is supposed to work the other way around as a reductio – that argument isn’t any good anyway. Any argument against the reality or to the absurdity of a “flying spaghetti monster” only works against that particular manifestation, not “God” in general unless you can show the extension. If it doesn’t even do that, then it isn’t any good is it at all (same for the celestial teapot, etc.)
    Just ignore this though, you all should have your fun without it being spoiled by more philosophy. Maybe I am a bore, sorry.

  20. says

    Bad culinary move.

    If a flyable phenotype evolves, Ben Stein will never let you live it down.

    If it doesn’t, there’s still Gordon Ramsey and PETAL to deal with.

  21. says

    What kind of freak would eat a symbolic representation of their god?!

    A filthy, heretical, hell-bound, Glasgow Rangers-supporting protestant, obviously!

    Roman Catholics eat their actual god, thanks to a process called Transsubstantiation. Nobody has ever built an instrument sensitive enough to detect this happening; which only goes to prove just how miraculous it is.

  22. says

    Maybe I am a bore, sorry.

    All that philosophy and you’re satisfied with a maybe? C’mon man, you’ve plumbed the origins of the universe with your mind, surely you can come up with something a little more definitive.

    Or am I spoiling your pedantic smarm?

  23. Rey Fox says

    “Leave the kitchen. If you’ve been making these cookies just before bedtime, GO TO BED!”

    You know, they had me with their fun little activity until that line there. Even when we’re just having fun and making cookies, they have to lash out with their authoritarianism. Sort of like Dr. Strangelove’s alien hand.

  24. MikeM says

    A few weeks ago, you had the posting about the guy who lost his fingertip and the tendon for that finger in an unfortunate run-in with a snowblower. With my typically slow wit, it didn’t occur to me until it was too late that, while some are lucky enough to be Touched by His Noodly Appendage, still others must have done something wrong and had their own “noodly appendages” removed by force.

    What is the FSM equivalent of bad karma?

    Anyway, this food item is sacriligious enough to where I think this guy’s now going to have to take precautions with his own noodly appendages. Picture His Noodliness saying, “Nice pinky ya got there. It’d be a tragedy if, say, something bad was to happen to it.”