Our Mini Royal Feast for the “Purple Wedding” {Game of Thrones}

Having read the GoT books, I knew what was {hopefully!!} coming in last nights episode and it only seemed right to have a mini feast of our own to celebrate the royal wedding of Joffrey Baratheon to Margaery Tyrell and then the susequent demise of Joffrey {Ding Dong the King is dead…}.

I pulled a couple dishes straight out of the wedding feast in the book for our dinner. Based on these two passages,

“The wedding feast began with a thin leek soup, followed by a salad of green beans, onions, and beets…”

and

“Hamish left them, his place taken by a smallish elderly bear who danced clumsily to pipe and drum, while the wedding guests ate trout with a crust of crushed almonds.”

we had almond crusted trout and salad of green beans, onions and beets. I was a little skeptical, as were hubby and the kids but both were super good!

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For dessert, I REALLY wanted to have pigeon pie but it is impossible to find pigeons here {even duck has to be special ordered} and I didn’t plan ahead far enough in advance so instead we just had pie.  Plain ole’ boring and actually quite delicious Berry Pie. Since we had been camping in a blizzard all weekend, Ms. Marie Calendar helped me out on this one. Funny thing is, I bake so much that the rest of the family just assumed that I made it.  I never told them otherwise – a smart women keeps her secrets. 😉

“My uncle hasn’t eaten his pigeon pie.’ Holding the chalice one-handed, Joff jammed his other into Tyrion’s pie. ‘It’s ill luck not to eat the pie…”

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If you are still reveling in Joffrey’s very unheroic death like I am, you might enjoy these other quick reads about last nights episode:

55 Best Twitter Reactions to the ‘Game of Thrones’ Purple Wedding
‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: 9 Reasons to Be Sad Someone Really Important Is Dead

And if you are really a fanatic {ahem, like me 😉 }, you may enjoy these interviews with the creators {David Benioff and Dan Weiss}, the author {George RR Martin } and King Joffrey himself {Jack Gleason} :

‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners talk royal wedding twist
‘Game of Thrones’: Jack Gleeson talks royal wedding shocker — EXCLUSIVE
George R.R. Martin on why [spoiler] died THAT way — EXCLUSIVE

 

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