It’s that time of year again… time to load up on pumpkins, enjoy the fall color change, and pull out the crock pot for a batch of simmering soup. Soon, we’ll see ghosts, goblins, witches, superheroes, princesses and more take to the streets for a night of trick or treating. I love Halloween! I love the decorations in the stores, the comfort foods of the fall, and the (finally!) cooler temperatures. There is one issue, however, that has plagued me every year—deciding on the perfect Halloween costume. Every year that I have dressed up, I’ve struggled to come up with the perfect outfit. Should I be scary or funny? Witty or cute? There are so many choices! My favorite in the past was as a groupie for a glam rock band (not sure if I should repeat the band name here) fronted by our husbands (Yes, Melanie was a groupie too). How we didn’t win the group costume contest that year is still beyond me.
Although my personal dress-up days are in the past, I have a new dilemma. What should my 16 month old daughter be this year? Unfortunately, last year I didn’t make the decision soon enough and Lena’s aunt and uncle bought her a chicken suit at the last minute (see photo). Let’s not let Lena be a chicken again this year. I welcome all suggestions—please give me some ideas in the comments.
And now on to the recipe: Butter Beer! In honor of the upcoming holiday, I wanted to celebrate by finding a recipe for a special Halloween drink from my favorite (and everyone else’s) wizarding series, the magical world of Harry Potter. Who wouldn’t want to join Hermione when she asks Harry, “”Why don’t we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it’s a bit cold, isn’t it?”
Is there a better way to celebrate the holiday besides a frothy mug of butter beer? I think not. I was sure that a Harry Potter fan, like me, had already provided a recipe for this delicious beverage (which can be served hot or cold), and it didn’t take me long to narrow the recipes down to my top 3 picks. I haven’t made this yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know what I like best; you can do the same. Enjoy!
Rosmerta’s Recipes—Butter Beer by Melissa
This is possibly the easiest looking recipe on the list. You only need 3 ingredients.
Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by NateCooks
This one seemed like the best one to add a little rum to (if you so choose to make it alcoholic).
Butterbeer recipe—Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, About.com
This recipe involves whipped vanilla ice cream! ‘nuff said.