LotR Marathon & Feast

 

I’m scheduling this post for tomorrow so currently I’m watching Two Towers and loving every special extended edition of it.

**Shocking, but I have yet to read the books! I plan to, I just fell in love with the movies so much as a kid**

Anyway, I rewatch these movies religiously, and so my hubs and I decided we need a tradition as we’re just starting out as a family, this means, LotR annual marathon every January! Why January? It helps inspire some hope for the new year in my opinion.

This year I also finally got to do something I’ve been wanting to for ages. THEMED FOOD for our movie marathon!!

I’m going to share the links for the recipes I used and share the pictures. But I had so much fun with this!

The total cost for the ingredients was under 20 quid, so, not too bad, and we had leftovers today so it fed us for two days!

I did an appetizer, main meal, ‘bread,’ and dessert!

Appetizer: Mushrooms on Toast

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Recipe: https://2geekswhoeat.com/tolkien-toast/

Farmer Maggot hopefully won’t have my head but I decided I wanted some tasty mushrooms to start with! Instead of wheat, I used a 50/50 mixed bread.[I think next time I would chop up the mushrooms, but, this was actually the last thing I made though the first thing we ate, and I was beyond caring at that point lol]

 

Main: Hobbit Beef stew

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Recipe: https://rachelschultz.com/2012/12/17/hobbits-vegetable-beef-pie/

So I would have given you all a picture of the actual stew, but, we were hungry and wolfed it down. Also please ignore the recycling bines underneath the slow cooker! So I love slow cooker recipes and this recipe seems like a lot but the stew was so good! And so easy because after all that prep I just got to walk away while it cooked.

 

Lembas Bread

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Recipe: https://lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net/other/recipes.html#lembas

There are a lot of recipes for this! I chose this one, and on this site alone there are two recipes for Lembas bread and so many awesome recipes in general. I tried to make little leaf shapes and then got fed up with my lack of skill and just had whatever shapes were left over lol. It calls for the optional inclusion of raisins, but, I decided to go with some crushed up almonds instead and it’s so good! [I also am eating it while I type this…]

 

Dessert: Apple Berry Pie

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Recipe: https://spinachtiger.com/apple-berry-pie/

This was actually the first pie that wasn’t pumpkin pie that I’ve ever made! I did a couple of things different than the recipe, I used canned berry filling instead of frozen or fresh, we don’t have a lot of fridge/freezer space and since I was going to have to fiddle with the measurements, I didn’t want to have any ingredients left over that I couldn’t store. I also didn’t have time or space to make a pie crust so as when I make pumpkin pies, I just used a pastry crust.

 

All in all I can’t wait to do this again, I’ve saved a lot of recipes off multiple sites, and I plan on doing a Hobbit marathon with Bilbo seedcake! And some Harry Potter stuff come my birthday. I know my stuff looks rough but I just never have patience for cooking, as much as I’d like to, so, sorry for the appearances lol.

Do you all have any movies you love to marathon? Or any snack foods you eat while watching them? [Or how about anything to snack on while reading?]

My First Book Box/Unboxing!! [Fairyloot August Spoilers]

Hey guys!

I finally caved in and got a book box!!! I’ve really been wanting to it was just a matter of funds and also if the book was the one for me, in this case, I knew what the book was or I mean I was like 90% sure lol and I was right and it was one I wanted.

In fact, I really thought everything was so pretty and I am so happy I got it. Still blame Michelle for her amazing unboxings which led to me getting one.

I picked the Fairyloot August 2019 Box and so watch out because this unboxing means spoilers and if you don’t want any, then look awaaaaay.

 

First reaction: Awww nice box…NOW I’LL TEAR YOU OPEN

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Oooh hey look, a quote!

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So this is the spoiler card, and now everything makes so much more sense when people talk about it.

 

 

Guys, the love for these is real. Like. This lion’s mane needs scrunchies

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A CANDLE! And it smells so nice! (Chocolate+Coffee for those who can’t see the label)
And I did hate Thomas Cresswell the second least out of Stalking Jack the Ripper so this was nice, and it’s purple, ugh, my fave color!

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So I know the lighting isn’t great but I was like screeching in excitement over this Tolkien pocket mirror. LOOK AT IT

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Oooooh, what’s in here? Such a pretty container!

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HOLY BATMAN IT’S CUTLERY WITH A LUNAR CHRONICLES THEME

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Me at this point: EVERYTHING IS SO PRETTY
(Though I don’t see me using a cushion cover)

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Lovely quote from the Mistborn and again this pic isn’t as nice because I’m just too excited to focus.

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“Let them see my weakness and let them see me overcome it.” -Brian Sanderson

Now I get it. Now I understand the hype over these amazing Tarot cards. I’m totally in love.

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I know I’m old, but I still get crazy excited over pencil pouches guysimg-4921.jpg

 

Oh but wait…there’s more?

Hmmm what’s this?

 

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Jk, jk let’s see what’s inside

 

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And now, the book!

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That’s it! My first unboxing and omg I was so, so, so happy!!! Ugh, I’m totally addicted now.