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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jetting in on their Broomsticks, Two to the Rescue

On the 3rd day before Halloween, my True Ghoul gave to me....some help with all this ghoul-ish reverie...
As I mentioned yesterday, our home is Halloween Central. Truly done up. So much fun! This year, two precious ghouls are flying in on their broomsticks to help. Christian and DIL Reshma are coming in from Gotham City tonight! They will be able to help set up the cemetery, webs, ghosts and gore. Yay! We have a couple of fun new "accessories" this year and both Christian and Resh are really creative. Can't wait to see their "twist"...Beware!


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
Ice cubes

Combine juice and rum in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with grenadine. Serves 1.

Helpful Hint

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??

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