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Sunday, July 10, 2011
Gillyweed Dip and Our Potter Picnic
*geekgasm* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 is fantastically mind-blowing! Yesterday may not have been ideal, but at least I got to see the movie early and for free. We arrived three and half hours before it was set to start to ensure our seats. There was already a good line forming even at that time. It was hot and humid; within 5 minutes, sweat was rolling down my face, my back, and that awful between the boobs sweat. Louis left go get chairs, why we didn't think about them before, I don't know. But we waited and joked around with the guys and ate our Potter Picnic. Then I ended up sitting in front of the awesomely dumb movie-talker couple and behind Mr. Huge Wiggle Head. I was almost laying on my side in the aisle to see the whole screen while listening to Sir Movie-Talker explain the movie (as it is happening in front of her) to Lady Movie-Talker. Oh, and this couple of jackasses truly believed that Snape was Harry's father.... seriously, wtf? They didn't strike me as the book-learnin type....
Anyway, I am really excited that I get to share my recipes for our picnic before the general release so you have inspiration for your Harry Potter viewing pre-party, which I know you are going to have. First, gillyweed dip. Really, this is the easiest spinach dip you'll ever make. I just wanted to name it something fun.
Potter Picnic Menu Beetle Rollups Gillyweed Dip Cauldron Cakes
Gillyweed Dip 1 10-oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water squeezed out 1/2 C light sour cream 1/4 C + 1 Tbsp light mayo 2 tsp minced garlic salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crackers, pita chips, bagel chips, veggies, anything. Serves 8-10.