Daily entertainment news with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in theaters, "Sideways" on E! and a recipe for Leek Stew.
Weekend movies: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'
The last “Harry Potter” movie or book has finally arrived: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” opens in theaters this week and is sure to be a hit. It’s rated PG-13 and looks to be too scary for young children, but everyone else should enjoy it. For the wee ones, another beloved hero returns to the screen – “Winnie the Pooh,” rated G.
On TV: ‘Sideways’ on E! at 8 p.m. EDT/ 7 p.m. CDT
Two men in their 40s realize life is not what they expected. One takes the other on a trip to California's Santa Ynez valley wineries the week before he gets married. But when they meet two women, things get complicated.
Dinner idea: Leek Stew
1 pound stew meat (beef, venison, whatever)
10-15 medium leeks, leaves and roots removed
2 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
2-3 potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 bay leaves
1 (10-ounce) can beef broth
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour seasoned with salt and pepper
Salt and pepper
Cut meat into bite-size pieces, and roll in seasoned flour. Brown on all sides in butter melted in a stew pot, about 5 minutes. Add broth, stirring up the browned meat bits. Add remaining ingredients and water to cover, and simmer covered for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve in soup bowls with cornbread or biscuits and apple butter. Notes: This stew forms its own gravy. Add water if too thick, or uncover the pot while simmering to thicken. Serves 4-6.
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