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Month of Magic: Potterhead Inspired Recipes

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In case you haven’t heard: the month of July is dedicated to Harry Potter on AGeekyGal! I’m kicking off the first post with four quotes to live by, straight from the series. If you would like to get in on the madness, go to this master post and follow the instructions. Feel free to use my banner above for your blog post!

So every Christmas I wish that I was in Hogwarts, eating their delicious feast and playing wizard’s chess. I even had a Gryffindor inspired tree last year hoping to bring some HP cheer to my holiday. One year, I would really like to do a Harry Potter “Happy Christmas” dinner featuring some of the best dishes and yummiest food mentioned in the series.

In my search for an epic Harry Potter dinner party, I stumbled upon In Literature. She hosts the most amazing Harry Potter themed dinner party. After looking over her yummy recipes, I was inspired to write this post as part of the Month of Magic blog series this month. Here’s a few recipes I’ve found so far featuring Nerdy Nummies, Feast of Fiction, and In Literature.

 

I have found love in Nerdy Nummies and Rosanna Pansino. She has several Harry Potter inspired recipes, but I felt like this would be an amazing dessert to end the night of a Harry Potter-filled night. Not only is this a simple recipe, but it’s super easy with minimal ingredients, which is my favorite kind of recipe.

 

Another pretty simple recipe from Feast of Fiction. (Can you tell I enjoy these cooking shows?) Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list: most of them are spices. If you have a mixer, it’ll be even easier. Pair these with an after-dinner tea and complete your Hogwarts Christmas feast.

 

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Bryt gives us a super easy, no fuss recipe for Kreacher’s French onion soup that is absolutely perfect on it’s own on a cold winter night or as an appetizer to your Happy Christmas feast! The thing I love most about this recipe is that you may already have most of these ingredients in your pantry.

 

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Now for one of my favorite meals: Shepherd’s Pie! Bryt’s recipe is slightly different from my mom’s. I’m sure if you don’t want to use Lamb, you can use beef. It’s very few ingredients for a nice hefty meal that can be had on it’s own or paired with other dishes for your HP dinner.

 

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Yorkshire Pudding might just be the next best thing to a biscuit in the south! I’d love to use one of these to sop up gravy from some mashed potatoes and gravy or gravy from a nice big roast with potatoes and carrots. These are simple to make and only 5 ingredients.

 

Some of the artwork used is designed by Freepik

Do you have any Harry Potter inspired recipes to share with us? Have you made any? How did they turn out? Share with me in the comments!

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