I realize it’s November 8th today, but I can’t leave the Halloween season behind just yet – we had some awesome holiday food that simply must be shared. Our now annual Halloween dinner with Beth’s family was something I was really looking forward to. I had been crazy busy though so my part of the food sort of got left to the last minute. Thanks to people more creative than I that post things on the internet, the dinner turned out devil-y delicious.
Our main dish was a combo of (ironically) a recipe I found from Martha Stewart and an idea from Not Martha. I used our Mennonite pork sausage instead of turkey and made some other modifications that, at least in my head, made my life easier, and then used crescent roll dough from the store for the tentacles. Instead of individual pots (we don’t own enough) I used my large dutch oven. I was nervous about it but it worked like a charm.
Tom whipped up a batch of guacamoldy, and Beth and Stephan added some awesome drumsticks and witches hands.
For liquid sustenance, there were two batches of shrunken head apple cider (I used the method for the heads but for the drink I just simmered apple cider with a cinnamon stick for about 20 minutes). One had a little extra poison in it. The other was for the adults. (KIDDING!….maybe…)
Everything was delicious.
And the company was not to be beat – not one of them tried to eat anyone else’s brain. Very dignified…for zombies…
And then on Monday, after a delicious dinner and trick-or-treating with our friends in Millersburg – while Brad read Halloween stories to the kids, Ange filled up plates for us that looked like this:
Pumpkin ice cream, witch’s pie, and skeleton cookies. All homemade. All delicious. And because we just finished the leftovers that she sent home with us last night, I think it’s time to go raid the candy pile and keep the holiday spirit going.