Yesterday there was a feature article in my newspaper, The Record, that looked at the food that young Harry Potter and his wizard school mates might eat. I thought that this would be a fun theme for dinner this evening and set out to devise a suitable menu.
Everyday Wizard Dinner
Turkey Vulture Drumsticks
The soup recipe is Hearty Onion Soup from Canadian Living. My kids thought that a Szechwan peanut sauce would make for great tasting drumsticks. Nope. They are going into the soup pot so I can make broth. The recipes for the Pumpkin Pasties and the Pumpkin juice are from my newspaper. Both of these are winners and will definitely be repeated. Next time i am going to take some litchi fruit, poke cherries into the centres and freeze them so I can float them in the drink. That will certainly add to the atmosphere of the meal.
If you are interested in further Hogwarts inspired dishes, then check out The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: More than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike by Dinah Bucholz. I have not seen this book myself so I can't comment on the recipes found within.
PS, I am just kidding about the drumsticks being from turkey vultures, they are from the more common grocery story type turkey.