When the kids were little and we lived in Mexico, I really got hooked on Halloween fun. There the big day is the day after, El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) and you can imagine the coloful markets bursting with sugar coffins, skulls, creepy pinatas, bread shaped into boney loaves...the whole works. Well, like they say, when in Rome, er, Mexico, "Do like..." and I did and have been possessed ever since.
In addition to the decorations, costumes, sound and light effects, I also have a traditional Halloween dinner that I served the kids before heading out to trick or treat and yes, we will be having it this year and yes, it is deliciously plant-based. Here is our menu: Witches Brew Stew, Scaredy Cat Punch (maybe my prize-winning extra Bloody-Thirsty Marys while we are in "make-up") and Bone Fragment AppleTart with Blood Orange Glaze. Sometimes dessert is Snow Ghost Pie and once in a Harvest Moon, I also make Batwing Crackers.
I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart's website for a wicked looking punch and may try it, too...looks bloody darn good and you know how I love sunsets!
Halloween Sunset Cocktail (Martha Stewart)
3 ounces tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce grenadine
Combine juice and rum in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with grenadine. Serves 1.
This cocktail is beautifully two-toned when first poured; afterwards, the ingredients start to mix together into an intense orange color. Orange you glad it's Halloween??