Halloween 2010…Spooky Supper!
It’s November now, which means your local Rite Aid has already put out Christmas ornaments and marked down chocolate 75% (watch out Butterfingers, I’m coming for you), but I wanted to share details of my first-ever spooky supper. Here’s what went down at my house Halloween night…
We dined in the dark as my Party City Halloween CD played on a loop. Has anyone else ever noticed how repetitive “The Monster Mash” really is?
There were spiders, and cobwebs and candles galore. Oh, and heads. Doesn’t every dinner table include at least a few random heads?
I made cosmopolitans with candy-corn infused vodka. Got the recipe from my gal Martha.
This is what happens when you entertain in New York City. You have the “cocktail hour” in your bedroom which sounds frightfully risque, but was actually pretty tame. We ate chips and dip and took a few photos of each other on our camera phones.
I made a roasted beet and goat cheese dip (fantastic!) and served it alongside some rustic-colored chips made of sweet potatoes and carrots. People avoided them for the first 30 minutes thinking it was a big bowl of potpourri. Must have been the floral essence seasoning they dust on top of those things.
Still no-skin and bones, even after a hearty cocktail hour.
I’m thinking of leaving the glitter skulls out all year. They really add a certain something to my home decor.
After appetizers, I led everyone into my lair, where I force-fed them mini chocolate bars and poured this strange orange liquor down their throats.
For the main course I served brussel sprout slaw and pecans with honey-maple dressing and a butternut squash lasagne. The gentleman with the party hat gave me a compliment about the food that I’m too embarrassed to repeat here. Let’s just say I was flattered and leave it at that.
And now it’s off to pumpkin pies and stuffing recipes! This guy looks like he could use a good meal.