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Slimpup85 May 29, 2011 05:24 AM

I had posted awhile ago I think about having a Christmas in July party this summer.Well I also wanted to have a Harry Potter party also since the last movie is coming out in July.Well I realized I couldn't afford to have both of them.So I decided to combine the two parties and I am calling it Christmas at the Burrow.(For non-Harry Potter fans,the Burrow is the Weasley's home).And I wanna decorate and make my house be like the Burrow would be at Christmas...I am pretty good on decorations so far,I am just having trouble on food.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!Can't wait to see what you people come up with.

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    raisa May 29, 2011 06:49 AM

    Treacle tart is a must, roast beef/ chicken with potatoes, green beans and salad would be good. Mrs. Weasley always sends mince pie and chocolate fudge for Harry if they are at Hogwarts. This are the foods usually mentioned in the book. You can also try making butter-beer.

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      Slimpup85 May 29, 2011 11:08 AM

      I would love to try treacle tart but I have read some of the recipes online and I don't think I could find some of the ingredients..I mean what is golden syrup?And what is treacle in the first place?Is there things I could substitute?But those are good ideas!

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        greedygirl May 29, 2011 12:13 PM

        Treacle is similar to molasses. Golden syrup is an inverted sugar syrup - a bit like corn syrup or a pale treacle if you will. You should be able to find it online if your supermarket doesn't stock it. The iconic brand is Lyles.

        http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl...

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          Caitlin McGrath May 29, 2011 01:09 PM

          In the areas I've lived in in the US, I have been able to find Lyle's golden syrup in supermarkets. It's a cane syrup with a bit of caramel flavor, and much more flavorful than light corn syrup. You can buy it from many vendors on Amazon; here is one: http://www.amazon.com/Tate-Lyles-Gold...

          Treacle, I haven't seen in US supermarkets, though I imagine the stores here and there specializing inBritish foods might carry it. You can buy it through Amazon vendors, too, or sub non-blackstrap molasses.

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            raisa May 30, 2011 06:19 AM

            Treacle tart is Harry's favorite, so, Mrs. Weasley always makes it for him. She also made strawberry ice cream once.

        2. iluvcookies May 29, 2011 07:55 AM

          Pumpkin juice and chocolate frogs come to mind. (shaped like frogs, not actual frogs)

          1. sfumato May 29, 2011 11:13 AM

            This link my be helpful:

            Food and Drink in the Potter Universe
            http://www.hp-lexicon.org/essays/essa...

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              sfumato May 29, 2011 01:58 PM

              *may

              Oops!

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              MellieMag May 29, 2011 06:15 PM

              I'm just trying to remember all the food that was on the table when they first came to Hogwart's and have a feast. Maybe if you popped the movie in the player, you could look at what they're eating?

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                sfumato May 29, 2011 07:08 PM

                According to the wiki, the Welcoming Feast foods are:

                roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops, lamb chops, sausages, bacon, steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, chips, yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup, and peppermint humbugs.

                Not sure about puddings/desserts!

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                  raisa May 30, 2011 06:05 AM

                  The puddings are chocolate gateau, spotted dick, treacle tart, apple pie, chocolate eclairs, custard cakes, etc these are all I can remember now, but, the foods at the Burrow is different from Hogwarts. So, I suggested the things I've read them eat in the Burrow.

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                MellieMag May 29, 2011 07:23 PM

                I googled "Butterbeer" and got a wide variety of recipes,from melting butter in a saucepan and adding beer to it to sweet dessert like drinks.

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                  MellieMag May 29, 2011 07:26 PM

                  Another thought, does anyone remember what was cooking on the stove at the Burrow when the spoons were stirring the food by themselves?

                  1. greygarious May 29, 2011 08:03 PM

                    I recall years ago seeing a woman on a chat show (Rosie O"Donnell, I think) who had concocted recipes for things like butterbeer. The spread displayed was clearly intended to appeal to kids. She had a cookbook of these recipes, I believe.

                    Here is a more recent one: http://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Harr...

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                      arp29 Jun 1, 2011 06:18 AM

                      Jelly Belly makes jelly beans that have the same concept as the beans in HP (Bertie Botts?? It's been a long time since reading HP). There are two flavors that are used for each color (black =skunk/black licorice) so you never know which one you are going to get. My mother-in-law put them in everyone's stocking one year and it was pretty entertaining to watch those who chose to partake in them.

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                        MellieMag Jun 2, 2011 10:36 AM

                        I had forgotten about the Bertie Bott's jelly beans. I think you can still order them online. I've had grass (not the worst), dirt(worse), vomit ,(very worse). My son and I kinda liked the black pepper ones. Can't remember all the flavors now.

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                          srsone Jun 2, 2011 10:52 AM

                          u dont need to remember the flavors...thats why they are Bertie Botts Every flavor beans..

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