Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Blog Party 2011

"There's a Little Witch in Every Woman"

This film has been an annual tradition in my household since discovering the magic for myself several years ago. Wether while enjoying a pot of coffee and snuggling up with my cat and submitting to the subsequent tide of romance and dreams, or sharing the magic with other heart sisters, each successive movie-watching episode never fails to transport me to another, somehow simpler and warmer, world. One day I hope to even share this with two "little witches" of my own, and teach them the importance of rosemary, the other use of salt, and of lavender's good luck.

One of the most important lessons I cherish in this film is when one of the Aunts professes:

"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!"

What an essential and yet wise belief to instill in our children as well as eachother!

 Tonight, since the invitation sent by our lovely host, Frosted Petunias, specifically suggested a night of Midnight Margaritas inspired by the two Owens sisters' tradition, I have concocted by own Magnificent Margarita recipe!


"Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Barbados lime is just the thing.
Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble!
Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!"

Ok, not really... but I promise it is just as fun!  

1 lime, juiced, plus 2 lime slices, for garnish
2 scoops lemon sorbet
4 scoops lime sherbet
4 shots tequila
1/2 shot Triple Sec

Place all ingredients in blender and process on high. Pour glasses and garnish with round slice of lime. AND DRINK!

And what possible Midnight Snakc could possibly be perfect for this summery drink, you ask?

Midnight Margarita Pizza of course!

Mmmmmm. My own personal concoction inspired by this very film:

1. I love Freschetta pizza crust, but you can of course make your own a purchase your favorite.
2. Garden vegetables: sun dried tomatoes, spinach leaves, and mushrooms
3. Splash of garlic and a tablespoon of butter to saute for the sauce
4. The best cheese ever! I heart simple mozzarella and pepperjack, but any combination will do of course!
5. Layer the pizza dough with the sauce, then half the cheese (4-8 oz), followed by the vegetables, and finally the rest of the cheeeesy goodness.
6. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
7. Party it up with the other witches!!!


  1. By the time, we're through, we'll all be catatonic! MARGARITAS EVERYWHERE! I have to say that pizza sounds delicious!


  2. Bright blessings, Ashlie,
    And happy PM party day to you. You know I have never had a margarita before. I'm not into alcohol because it only makes me sleep after a few small sips and I miss everything. LOL Thank you for the pizza recipe... it's simple to do (which is good for me!) and it sounds very yummy.

    Happy Autumn to you,

  3. And you, my dear, have quoted my favorite quote of the movie! I believe those words all the way to my bones "being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!"

    Thanks for partying!

  4. I can't wait to try this recipe!

    Thank you for sharing your post with all of us to celebrate the magic of Practical Magic! Lovely to visit with you!

    LuLu Kellogg

  5. I hope that you have a wonderful Practal Magic Day....Thank you for sharing.

  6. Magical party post! That is my favorite quote from the movie too!!

  7. What a yummy post. Must try the margaritas! Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for some PM cookies.

  8. great post, wonderful recipes!
    Happy Mabon!

  9. Wonderful quotes and I love your recipes you shared! I'm on a tequila drunk with a sugar high from party hopping! hahaha Thanks for the visit :)

  10. Isn't this an Enchanting Party ?
    Lovely post... Only now I am thirsty AND hungry !!

  11. The movie really takes you to another world, you are so right. I love watching it too, with one almost grown up witch ; )
    Than k you for the wonderful maragarita recipe and the pizza sounds yummylishious ; )
    Have a magical day.

  12. Can't wait to try this thank you so much. I have enjoyed your post.

  13. Why do I crave pizza now? Perfect party post!

    Magical Times,

  14. I simply love that shot of the house! feel free to stop by my sister's PM post!

  15. Now I have to have pizza! What a fun post and your margaritta recipie looks fabulous.

  16. Great party post! I so love making my own pizza at home. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

  17. I love the quote and your recipes, that margarita sounds delicious. Happy Witching

    J x

  18. Hello, I am visiting form the Practical Magic Blog party. :D Your recipes sound divine. Thanks so much for posting them!

  19. Yummy... pizza and margaritas!
    Have a great day and a magical autumn,

  20. Ok, I freaking LOVE your outfit! :) I wish I could have participated this year but I'll just have to make up for it next year!

  21. Oh, your hat is wondrous to behold!! Thanks for the recipes! Have a magical day!

  22. Looks so good!! I want pizza and margarita's now!!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings