You may not recognize him without the white blonde hair that has become his character’s trademark, but the actor pictured above is none other than Tom Felton, who plays not-quite-Voldemort-evil villain Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies!
Jill and I had the opportunity to attend a taping of Windy City LIVE! on Friday, where Tom was one of the guests. We unfortunately did not get to meet him but the interview was fun to watch and he seemed like a very nice guy in real life!
You can watch the full interview here. If you pause the video at 1:01 — when Tom points to the audience and the camera cuts to the two ladies dressed in Gryffindor’s finest — you just might be able to see me peeking out on the left side of the screen. I show up again at 5:53 and 6:11 (Jill, too!). I’m wearing the green shirt with pink underneath, in the second row with a big grin on my face.
It was so much fun to be in the audience while they discussed my favorite book/movie series of all time!
The food highlight of the weekend came in scone form.
One of the last times I was in Arizona visiting my family, my mom and I picked up a scone mix from a vendor at the grocery store. He traveled all the way from Tucson to our Scottsdale Whole Foods to promote his buttermilk scones from the Adobe Rose Inn.
The recipe is simple: pour the mix into the bowl, add 6 tbsp. of butter and 3/4 cup of warm water.
Stir until the dough is moistened and the butter is broken down – but make sure not to overdo it! Pat the dough down into a 9-inch round greased round pan.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the top turns a golden brown.
The scones are best served warm — and they smelled absolutely heavenly coming out of the oven!
The recipe — factoring in the added butter — dictates that you can divide the scones into 12 pieces for roughly 150 calories each. I chose to divide them into 6 pieces for a heartier breakfast option.
I must say, these scones taste great by themselves. But they taste even better with almond butter.
And they taste their very best when you combine them with a hot mug of Coffee Cocoa.
Speaking of coffee, don’t forget to check out the Joyce Shelton mugs I will be auctioning off TOMORROW starting at 8:00 a.m. EST as part of The Great Fundraising Act. You can see all of the items up for grabs by clicking on this link.
Bidding will run throughout the day tomorrow and items will close periodically between 4:00 p.m. EST and 11:00 p.m. EST. Janetha will be staggering the closing times to prevent a site crash, so please take note of the closing time for your favorite items! There will also be a Twitter chat from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST with Susan and Katy Widrick. Tune into hashtag #TGFA to follow along.
See you tomorrow! What was the highlight of your weekend?