I feel like today could not be more "me" than if I had created itself. Today is Bastille Day, French Independence Day. I love France and any excuse to partake in anything "French." I'm headed to Bastille on Bishop later this evening to partake in some mussels (although I probably shouldn't because I'm allergic to them), wine, petanque, and all around French fun. The Bishop Arts District in Dallas is one of my favorite place all around. It's a little reminiscent of Austin, and by that I mean a little funky, a little "home grown" and definitely dedicated to all things local.
And after that, I'm head to snag a seat for....(drum roll, please) the last Harry Potter movie!! I've been a huge Harry Potter fan since middle school. I can actually remember the day I read the first book. My mom checked it out from the library in hopes that my brother would read it. I happened to be sick and picked it up out of boredom. From that moment on I was hooked. Since middle school, I've been reading, watching, or waiting on Harry Potter. It's a little bittersweet to see it go. I'll
To celebrate Harry Potter, I'm whipping up some butterbeer before the movie. For those not in the know, butterbeer is a common beverage consumed in the wizarding world. I've always wondered what it tasted like, and then I happened to stumble across a recipe one day. The awesome blog, Cook Like a Champion, recreated a version and it's supposed to be spot on.
Honestly, how delicious does this look?!
|Photo from Cook Like a Champion Blog.|
You can find the recipe here. Awesome news is that it only requires 3 ingredients.
*Note- the drink can be made non-alcoholic by substituting the butterscotch schnapps for butterscotch syrup.
Happy Harry Potter and Bastille Day!!