To Queen and Country
Just a little light reading between classes.
I’ve Almost Finished Doing the Write-up for This Post
Actually, It’s Writing Itself!
Our Halloween Entrance
The Dancing Gords
The Marauder’s Map
“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”
I am ready to play Harry Potter CLUE.
Our Harry Potter CLUE Game Room
The Table is Set
The Spirits Have Been Summoned
A Roll of the Dice
And All Shall Be Revealed……
No, You’re Ravenclawsome
No, You’re Hufflepuffilicious
No, You’re Slytherincredible
I would love a Dragon Spit Cocktail w/ Tongue
Dragon’s Spit Cocktail with Tongue
Dragon’s Tongue from two Dead Mini-Dragons
Cherry Brandy – 1 Shot
Dragon Berry Bacardi – 2 Shots
Pomegranate Cranberry Juice – 4 Shots
Grenadine Syrup – 2 Tbsp
3 Ice Cubes
Garnish – 1 Sapota Fruit in Syrup (Tongue)
Place all your cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker or vintage ice crusher as we did here, and mix well.
Cut a small wedge on the underside of the fruit, so it will rest on the glass and look as though it is lapping up the drink.
Pour the chilled drink into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of Sapota fruit! (Can be found at any Asian grocery store.)
“What’s life without a few dragons?” Ron Weasley
I Swore I saw Peter Pettigrew. Just now! There!
The Suspects: Draco Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle, Lucius Malfoy, Deloris Umbridge, Peter Pettigrew, and Bellatrix Lestrange
The Items: Sleeping Draught, Vanishing Cabinet, Portkey, Impedimenta, Petrifucus Totalus, and Mandrake
The Locations: Great Hall, Hospital Wing, Room of Requirement, Potions Classroom, Trophy Room, Divination Classroom, Owlery, Library, Defense Against the Dark Arts
So, Who do YOU Think did it?
How About Some Boar’s Head Stout?
I see the castle ghosts have arrived.
Now The Fun Begins!
Check The Marauder’s Map for Intruders
I do believe I have solved the mystery…..
With Just a Roll of the Dice….
Follow The Spiders
The Dementors and The Ghosts
The Death Eaters Dinner
Look out for Malfoy’s Curse!
But First, It’s time for Tea at The Leaky Cauldron
THE Death Eaters
Scabbers has started eating.
Our Pub Food
Gordon Helping Himself
Bangers and Mash w/ Sauteed Onions and Bell Peppers
Delicious Bangers w/ Mustard and Carrot Relish
When I was creating this Harry Potter Halloween CLUE I decided that Pub Food would be best served here. The Leaky Cauldron and The Three Broomsticks are places where Harry does eat, and the kinds of foods they serve are things like Fish and Chips, and Bangers and Mash. So that is what we wanted for our Harry Potter CLUE dining.
Everything was delicious!
Pumpkin Juice? Really?
The Death Eaters, Julie and Gordon Whann
The Spiders are Following the Candy….
Our Pub Food
Our Fish and Chips was Courtesy of Long John Silver’s
I know we cheated by not making this ourselves but it is o.k. to save some time and devote it to other areas for our Harry Potter Halloween.
Fish and Chips
with Hush Puppies
(Hush puppies not British, but neither are we.) 🙂
Halloween Bangers and Mash
Your favorite Brauts…
Red, Orange and Green Bell Peppers – sliced
1 1/2 Vidalia Onions – sliced
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Bottle of Beer
2 lbs of Blue Potatoes
6 Tbsp Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
Salt and Pepper to Taste
(We did consult our British friends about making the “mash.’ I figured that she would know better than us. Thank you Heidi!)
In a large saute pan with olive oil, saute the onions and bell pepper trio slices on medium heat.
Cook them until they are flaccid and slightly caramelized.
Stir them occasionally, so they will cook evenly.
In a water and beer mixture, at just under a boil, cook your brauts until almost done through.
This process will take about 10 min.
The beer I used was a UFO brand, which gave the brauts some good flavoring.
Grill the brauts over med. heat until the internal temperature reaches 165’F.
Getting good grill marks is key!
The Blue Potatoes at Left, Warming the Peppers and Onions at Right.
This is Sooooooo Good!
Boil your potatoes until done in a large pot… this takes about 12 min. to complete.
Pour your cooked potatoes into a colander to drain.
Place them back in the boiling pot…
Reflections on the Pot
You Can See Me Taking The Photos
Add your butter to the boiled potatoes and mash them slightly with a potato masher.
Add your milk to the potatoes and mash a little more until you have your desired consistency.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Be sure not to over mash them or the mixture will turn pasty.
Harry Potter Postcards
CLUE is MY GAME!