Friday, April 15, 2011
Harry Potter Movie Night Magical Dinner Theme
What happens when you have a mom who loves the books and movies as much as her kids? A day of fun, frivolity and magical adventures in the kitchen.
We start the festivities with Luna Lovegood's Pie (aka Shepard's Pie). (Recipes at the end of the post)
Here we have a young wizard casting a spell on mom's stove because our house elf has disappeared
Of course no magical meal is complete without desserts. Our young witch is casting an enchantment charm on these today
A beverage is a must indeed. Butterbeers all around.
A fine evening ahead for the lot of us.
Shepard's Pie Recipe
3-4 lbs extra lean ground beef
1 large onion (chopped finely)
2 carrots sliced
1/2 bag of frozen corn
1 box sodium reduced beef broth
1 can tomato paste
pepper to taste
a few dashes of worchestire sauce
approx 8 new potatoes, boiled, mashed. (I always add 1/2 block of cream cheese to my mashed potatoes)
Brown the meat and onions in a large skillet or dutch oven. Add the box of beef broth, worchesterire and about 3/4 can of tomato paste, as well as the carrots. Let simmer for about an hour.
Cover with the mashed potatoes and bake for approx 45 minutes to one hour in the oven at 350 F.
Cupcakes. Use your favorite cupcake recipe and any of the buttercream icing recipes listed here in the blog. I made the scarves, hats and brooms out of premade fondant today. (normally I make it on my own but got to it a little late today)
Butter beer. Lots of labels available online for downloads. To make the butter beer.
Clear Cream soda and butterscotch flavor to taste. It's really that simple. Grown up versions of butterbeer. Clear cream soda and butterscotch schnapps.
For some fun with the kids and an extra special movie night ahead.