Monday, September 13, 2010

MMUUAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! it's that time of year again!!!!! EEEEKKKKK!!!!

HALLOWEEN!
every year i throw a fabulous zombie
dinner party!

          

i have this party the week before halloween and everyone brings
a pumpkin to carve!




  

having everyone dress like a zombie
just adds to the fun of the evening!
it makes a dramatic
statement!!

     
a fog machine adds to every halloween party!!!



creepy food is so much fun and can really be gross yet yummy!
Stuffed Intestines Recipe


Irresistible Chickpea Crust
  • 1 c. cooked chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans)
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2/3 c. vegetable shortening or margarine
  • 6 Tbsp. water
  • Red/Blue food coloring for painting veins (this step comes much later)
In a blender or food processor, puree the chickpeas and set aside. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and cumin. Add the chickpeas, shortening, and water. Mix together until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 3-5 minutes. Cut dough into 4 pieces and use a rolling pin to roll each one into a long strip about 1/8″ thick. With your first strip of dough, experiment with the width since you will need to to leave enough room for filling and “seams” where you press together both sides. This size will vary depending on how long/thin you want the intestines and how big your pan is. (And no, this crust doesn’t taste like beans. The chickpeas mostly add texture and an amazing rich/crumbly mouth-feel. This stuff is SO GOOD.)
Green Guts Filling
  • 16 oz. bag of frozen peas (canned won’t give the right color)
  • 1 1/2 c. non-dairy milk (soy, rice, almond, etc.)
  • spices to taste (we used an Italian spice mix and nutritional yeast)


this is a roasted local beet and arugula salad
with a sherry vinaigrette
and if you look hard you can see
the bloody body parts mixed in.....


mashed potatoes with 
eyeballs!!
the main course was a roasted pork
loin with a cherry 
port demi glaze.
  
to drink i served black vodka served with a splash of cherry juice and i froze flies and roaches in the ice.
i also made a white sangria



  • 5 lady apples
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) green seedless grapes
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) red seedless grapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine, chilled
  • 2 cups sparkling apple cider, chilled
  • 6 tablespoons poire William (pear-flavored eau-de-vie)


lanterns and spider webs really give
a scary effect. tomb stones in the yard with your guest names on them
are fun and VERY eerie....


i have been giving this party for the past 10 years...
these pictures are from the past 5 years... every year gets better and better
i look forward to getting started on this year!
i hope this has gotten you in the HALLOWEEN
mood!

  BOO!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Oh my gosh. This looks like so much fun!