Saturday, October 30, 2010

fanciful rustic Halloween feast

Do you have a traditional Halloween dinner?  Meal in a pumpkin?  I've never had it, but I'd probably like it.  My husband, however, would rather die...  So, I've been trying to come up with something special to serve on All Hallow's Eve. Imagine, a dinner party.  Outside.  Haunting!  And luckily for us Arizonans, we won't freeze to death.  Instead, we get to pretend that the infinitesimal hint of a chill means it's getting cold soon.  Which makes us feel like it might be Fall after all ;)

Now for the food.  Brace yourselves!  Braised beef short ribs.  Butternut squash ravioli in a browned butter sage sauce.  Spinach salad with a warm bacon dressing.  And dark, pumpernickel bread to soak up all the goodness with.  Pair it with a spiced apple cider, and then tell me you're not feeling the twitchings of bewitchings!

Your turn!  What has your taste buds spooked?  *B

1 comment:

jana mae said...

I was fortunate enough to land a job working with an amazing chef for two nights last week. She taught me how to make risotto. Soooo, for the spooky weekend I made a butternut squash risotto (mine did not turn out as well as I had hoped, but it was fun to try), spinach salad with cranberry chutney chicken, feta and (a very unique) maple dressing, crustless pumpkin pie (made with stevia!) and glazed cinnamon pecans. I would certainly change some things for next time, but it was a fun weekend of cooking... and eating! Much love to you. :)